WWI U-boat commanders

Kurt Wippern

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/03)

Successes
14 ships sunk with a total of 23,289 GRT

Born:30 Aug 1884  
Died:20 Oct 1965  


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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
25 Jan 1915 Kapitänleutnant
1 Apr 1922 Korvettenkapitän
1 Nov 1928 Fregattenkapitän
30 Sep 1929 Out of naval service
1 Apr 1937 Kapitän zur See (Ergänzungsoffizier)

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 War Merit Cross (Brunswick)
1918 or later  Iron Cross 1st class

U-boat Commands

U 589 Aug 1916 - 3 Jun 1917

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Kurt Wippern

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
27 Oct 1916 U 58 EllenSailing vessel140sw
4 Dec 1916 U 58 SentaSailing vessel1,024sw
5 Dec 1916 U 58 StettinSteamer412nw
 
1 Mar 1917 U 58 NormaSailing vessel850nw
25 Apr 1917 U 58  HavilaSailing vessel1,421da
25 Apr 1917 U 58 HawthornbankSailing vessel1,369da
25 Apr 1917 U 58  SokotoSailing vessel2,259da
27 Apr 1917 U 58 DromoreSteamer4,398br
27 Apr 1917 U 58 LangfondSteamer1,097nw
28 Apr 1917 U 58 BullmouthTanker4,018br
2 May 1917 U 58  BeeswingSailing vessel1,462br
2 May 1917 U 58  DioneSailing vessel785nw
2 May 1917 U 58 VanduaraSailing vessel2,079nw
5 May 1917 U 58 AsraSailing vessel1,975nw
 23,289
14 ships sunk (23,289 tons).


Legend
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Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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