WWI U-boat commanders

Egon Lerch


1 ship sunk with a total of 1,065 GRT
1 warship damaged with a total of 22,189 tons
6 ships taken as prize with a total of 6 GRT

Born:19 Jun 1886 Triest 
Died:12 Aug 1915 Venice 

Egon Lerch


1 Nov 1908 Fregattenleutnant
1 Jan 1913 Linenschiffleutnant


likely prewar  Order of the Medjidie
likely prewar  Military Merit Medal
 Order of Leopold

U-boat Commands

k.u.k. U1221 Aug 1914 - 12 Aug 1915 (+)


No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Egon Lerch

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
21 Dec 1914 k.u.k. U12  Jean Bart (d.)Battleship22,189fr
22 Mar 1915 k.u.k. U12 Fiore Di Dulcigno (p.)sailing vessel3mo
22 Mar 1915 k.u.k. U12 Hilussie (p.)Sailing vessel3mo
31 Mar 1915 k.u.k. U12 Buona Forte (p.)sailing vesselunknownmo
31 Mar 1915 k.u.k. U12 Fiore I (p.)sailing vesselunknownmo
31 Mar 1915 k.u.k. U12 Hailie (p.)Sailing vesselunknownmo
31 Mar 1915 k.u.k. U12 Indaverdi (p.)Sailing vesselunknownmo
29 May 1915 k.u.k. U12 VirginiaSteamer1,065gr
7 ships sunk (1,071 tons) and 1 ship damaged (22,189 tons).

(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(p.) means the ship was taken as prize (included in ships & tonnage lost).
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