WWI U-boat commanders

Ernst Wilhelms

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/03)

Successes
31 ships sunk with a total of 102,875 GRT
1 ship damaged with a total of 1,648 GRT

Born:28 Aug 1884 Bommern, Witten 
Died:23 Jul 1917 North Sea 


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Ranks

1 Apr 1903 Seekadett
15 Apr 1904 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1906 Leutnant zur See
27 Mar 1909 Oberleutnant zur See
13 May 1915 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
30 Jul 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern (posthumous)

U-boat Commands

A11 Jan 1915 - 14 Aug 1915
U 694 Sep 1915 - 23 Jul 1917 (+)

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Ernst Wilhelms

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
15 Apr 1916 U 69 FairportSteamer3,838br
15 Apr 1916 U 69 SchwandenSailing vessel844ru
16 Apr 1916 U 69  GlendoonSailing vessel1,918nw
16 Apr 1916 U 69 HarrovianSteamer4,309br
16 Apr 1916 U 69  PapeleraSteamer1,591nw
17 Apr 1916 U 69 Ernest ReyerSailing vessel2,708fr
18 Apr 1916 U 69 RavenhillSailing vessel1,826br
20 Apr 1916 U 69 CairngowanSteamer4,017br
11 Jul 1916 U 69 EraNavy Trawler168br
20 Oct 1916 U 69 CabotiaSteamer4,309br
24 Oct 1916 U 69 SolaSteamer3,057nw
26 Oct 1916 U 69 North WalesSteamer4,072br
26 Oct 1916 U 69 RappahannockSteamer3,871br
2 Nov 1916 U 69 SperoSteamer1,132br
3 Nov 1916 U 69 BerthaSailing vessel591sw
 
20 Apr 1917 U 69 AnnapolisSteamer4,567br
25 Apr 1917 U 69 HesperidesSteamer3,393br
26 Apr 1917 U 69 Rio LagesSteamer3,591br
26 Apr 1917 U 69 VauxhallSteamer3,629br
1 May 1917 U 69 RockinghamSteamer4,555am
2 May 1917 U 69 TroilusSteamer7,625br
29 May 1917 U 69 ArgoSailing vessel123sw
29 May 1917 U 69 InesSailing vessel261sw
29 May 1917 U 69  Consul N. NielsenSailing vessel1,395da
31 May 1917 U 69 EsnehSteamer3,247br
3 Jun 1917 U 69 Luisa (d.)Sailing vessel1,648it
6 Jun 1917 U 69 PartheniaSteamer5,160br
8 Jun 1917 U 69 EnidwenSteamer3,594br
8 Jun 1917 U 69 SaragossaSteamer3,541br
13 Jun 1917 U 69 KelvinbankSteamer4,072br
14 Jun 1917 U 69  AvengerArmed merchant cruiser13,441br
24 Jul 1917 U 69 MikelisSteamer2,430gr
 104,523
31 ships sunk (102,875 tons) and 1 ship damaged (1,648 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
We have a picture of this vessel.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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