WWI U-boat commanders

Karl Dönitz

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/10)

Successes
5 ships sunk with a total of 16,598 GRT
1 ship damaged with a total of 5,459 GRT

Born:16 Sep 1891  
Died:24 Dec 1980  

Karl Dönitz
Karl Dönitz during WWI

Ranks

1 Apr 1910 Seekadett
15 Apr 1911 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1913 Leutnant zur See
22 Mar 1916 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1921 Kapitänleutnat
1 Nov 1928 Korvettenkapitän
1 Oct 1935 Kapitän zur See

Decorations

7 Jun 1913  General Honor Decoration (Prussia)
7 Nov 1914  Iron Cross 2nd class
17 Jan 1916  Friedrich Cross (Anhalt)
5 May 1916  Iron Cross 1st class
7 Nov 1916  Iron Half Moon
13 Mar 1917  Order of the Medjidie
10 Jun 1918  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
 Military Merit Cross
 Liakat Medal
 U-Boat War Badge

U-boat Commands

UC 2516 Feb 1918 - 7 Aug 1918
UB 682 Jul 1918 - 4 Oct 1918

Notes

Karl Dönitz became the head of German U-boats during 1935-1945. Read more about him on this page.

Ships hit by Karl Dönitz

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
18 Mar 1918 UC 25 MassiliaHulk5,026it
4 Apr 1918 UC 25 AgatinaSailing vessel201it
28 Jul 1918 UC 25 Vesuvio (d.)Steamer5,459it
29 Jul 1918 UC 25 Rio PallaresaSteamer4,043br
5 Aug 1918 UC 25 FreshfieldSteamer3,445ca
4 Oct 1918 UB 68 OopackSteamer3,883br
 22,057
5 ships sunk (16,598 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,459 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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