WWI U-boat commanders

Erich Eckelmann

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 4/97)

Successes
16 ships sunk with a total of 50,522 GRT
1 ship damaged with a total of 333 GRT

Born:15 Sep 1880  
Died:13 Jan 1929  

Erich Eckelmann

Ranks

7 Apr 1897 Kadett
27 Apr 1898 Fähnrich zur See
23 Sep 1900 Leutnant zur See
15 Mar 1902 Oberleutnant zur See
27 Apr 1907 Kapitänleutnant
22 Mar 1914 Korvettenkapitän
7 Nov 1919 Fregattenkapitän (Charakter)
7 Nov 1919 Out of naval service

Decorations

prewar  Order of the Red Eagle
 Iron Cross 2nd class

U-boat Commands

U 1556 Sep 1917 - 31 May 1918
U 14210 Nov 1918 - 11 Nov 1918

Notes

The rank of Kadett was renamed to Seekadett in about 1899.

Ships hit by Erich Eckelmann

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
16 Feb 1918 U 155 TeaSteamer5,395it
18 Feb 1918 U 155 Cecil L. ShaveSailing vessel102br
23 Feb 1918 U 155 SardineroSteamer2,170sp
4 Mar 1918 U 155 Antioco AccameSteamer4,439it
10 Mar 1918 U 155 WegadeskSteamer4,271nw
15 Mar 1918 U 155 Joaquina (d.)Sailing vessel333sp
18 Mar 1918 U 155 PrometeoTanker4,455it
18 Mar 1918 U 155 ReidarSteamer3,574nw
24 Mar 1918 U 155 AvalaSteamer3,834it
24 Mar 1918 U 155 JorginaSailing vessel103br
25 Mar 1918 U 155 Rio AveSailing vessel179pt
27 Mar 1918 U 155 WataugaSailing vessel127br
1 Apr 1918 U 155 LusitanoSailing vessel529pt
7 Apr 1918 U 155 SteropeSteamer9,500it
13 Apr 1918 U 155 HarewoodSteamer4,150br
16 Apr 1918 U 155 NirpuraSteamer7,640br
23 Apr 1918 U 155 FrancesSailing vessel54br
 50,855
16 ships sunk (50,522 tons) and 1 ship damaged (333 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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