WWI U-boat commanders

Max Eltester

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/02)

No ships sunk or damaged

Born:18 Oct 1883 Dusseldorf 
Died:7 Jul 1917 North Sea 

Max Eltester


1 Apr 1902 Seekadett
11 Apr 1903 Fähnrich zur See
21 Sep 1905 Leutnant zur See
9 Nov 1907 Oberleutnant zur See
22 Mar 1913 Kapitänleutnant


8 Mar 1915  Iron Cross 2nd class

U-boat Commands

U 9928 Mar 1917 - 7 Jul 1917 (+)


From 24 May 1909 to 24 May 1911 he served at Tsingtau, China.

On 7 Jul 1917 his boat U-99 was torpedoed by British submarine J2 at 5800N 0305E. No survivors.

Official date on death certificate is 24 July 1917.

Sources: Information is in part taken from "Geschichte und Stammbaum der Familie Eltester" by Generalleutnant AD Paul Eltester, Nov 1921, which was published within the Eltester family.

Ships hit by Max Eltester

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Media links

Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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