Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/01)
4 ships sunk with a total of 12,934 GRT
4 warships sunk with a total of 43,350 tons
2 ships damaged with a total of 4,317 GRT
|Born:||15 Sep 1882||Herford|
|Died:||18 Mar 1915||Pentland Firth|
Awarded the Pour le Mérite for distinguished and outstanding submarine actions against the British Royal Navy in the North Sea, especially in recognition of the sinking of the British armoured cruisers HMS Hogue, Aboukir and Cressy on September the 22nd 1914. The award also recognised the sinking of the HMS Hawke the next month.
Weddigen also received the first Bavarian Military Max Josef Order of WW I that was given to non-Bavarians and this on the 11th October 1914.
Ships hit by Otto Weddigen
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Type of ship||Tons||Nat.|
|22 Sep 1914||U 9||Aboukir||Armored cruiser||12,000||br|
|22 Sep 1914||U 9||Cressy||Armored Cruiser||12,000||br|
|22 Sep 1914||U 9||Hogue||Armored cruiser||12,000||br|
|15 Oct 1914||U 9||Hawke||Protected cruiser||7,350||br|
|11 Mar 1915||U 29||Adenwen (d.)||Steamer||3,798||br|
|11 Mar 1915||U 29||Auguste Conseil||Steamer||2,952||fr|
|12 Mar 1915||U 29||Andalusian||Steamer||2,349||br|
|12 Mar 1915||U 29||Headlands||Steamer||2,988||br|
|12 Mar 1915||U 29||Indian City||Steamer||4,645||br|
|14 Mar 1915||U 29||Atalanta (d.)||Steamer||519||br|
| 8 ships sunk (56,284 tons) and 2 ships damaged (4,317 tons).|
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