WWI U-boat commanders

Albert Gayer

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 4/99)

Born:2 Dec 1881 Mannheim 
Died:9 Sep 1930 Hamburg 

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10 Apr 1899 Seekadett
10 Apr 1900 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1902 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1904 Oberleutnant zur See
13 Oct 1908 Kapitänleutnant
24 Apr 1916 Korvettenkapitän
1 Jun 1922 Fregattenkapitän
1 Feb 1925 Kapitän zur See
1 Mar 1929 Konteradmiral (Charakter)
31 Jan 1930 Out of naval service


prewar  Order of the Red Eagle
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Military Merit Order (Bavaria)
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)
18 Jan 1918  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
 Military Merit Cross
1918 or later  Albert Order (Saxony)
 U-Boat War Badge


Gayer was awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern for is service in command of the 3. U-Boots Halbflottille and later the III. U-Flottille. From January 1918 on, he served in a staff position.

Ships hit by Albert Gayer

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