WWI U-boat commanders

Karl Dobberstein

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/09)

Successes
13 ships sunk with a total of 33,449 GRT
6 ships damaged with a total of 29,213 GRT

Born:4 Oct 1888 Thorn 
Died:28 Aug 1918 off the east coast of England  


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Ranks

1 Apr 1909 Seekadett
12 Apr 1910 Fähnrich zur See
19 Sep 1912 Leutnant zur See
2 May 1915 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)

U-boat Commands

UC 116 Aug 1917 - 16 Nov 1917
UB 4015 Dec 1917 - 17 May 1918
UC 708 Jun 1918 - 28 Aug 1918 (+)

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Karl Dobberstein

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
24 Sep 1917 UC 11 HastfenNavy Drifter77br
25 Oct 1917 UC 11 WearsideSteamer3,560br
27 Oct 1917 UC 11 StrymonNavy Trawler198br
25 Nov 1917 UC 11 OstpreussenSteamer1,779br
 
27 Jan 1918 UB 40  CarolusSteamer1,041nw
29 Jan 1918 UB 40 ButetownSteamer1,829br
20 Feb 1918 UB 40 HuntsmoorSteamer4,957br
25 Feb 1918 UB 40 Nyanza (d.)Passenger steamer6,695br
16 Mar 1918 UB 40 Author (d.)Steamer5,586br
21 Mar 1918 UB 40 IkedaSteamer6,311br
18 Apr 1918 UB 40 PentyrchSteamer3,312br
9 Jul 1918 UC 70 FrederikaSailing vessel91nl
17 Jul 1918 UC 70 Elin (d.)Auxiliary motor139nw
21 Jul 1918 UC 70 Genesee (d.)Tanker2,830br
21 Jul 1918 UC 70  MongolianSteamer4,892br
23 Jul 1918 UC 70 Boorara (d.)Steamer6,570br
24 Jul 1918 UC 70 KilkisSteamer4,302gr
26 Jul 1918 UC 70 Ango (d.)Steamer7,393fr
28 Aug 1918 UC 70 GiraldaSteamer1,100br
 62,662
13 ships sunk (33,449 tons) and 6 ships damaged (29,213 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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