WWI U-boat commanders

Hermann Gercke

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 4/00)

Successes
5 ships sunk with a total of 8,132 GRT
4 ships damaged with a total of 18,220 GRT

Born:30 Jul 1883 Bremen 
Died:11 May 1918 off Gibraltar 

Hermann Gercke

Ranks

7 Apr 1900 Seekadett
19 Apr 1901 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1903 Leutnant zur See
21 Mar 1905 Oberleutnant zur See
22 Mar 1910 Kapitänleutnant
28 Apr 1918 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

prewar  Order of the Sword (Sweden)
prewar  Order of the Crown
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin)
 Military Merit Order (Bavaria)
 Order of the Zähringer Lion (Baden)
 Order of the Red Eagle
20 Apr 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern

U-boat Commands

U 15412 Dec 1917 - 11 May 1918 (+)

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Hermann Gercke

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
12 Mar 1918 U 154 NordkynSteamer3,244nw
17 Mar 1918 U 154 GuadalquivirSteamer2,078sp
21 Mar 1918 U 154 Chincha (d.)Steamer6,371am
26 Mar 1918 U 154 Beira AltaSailing vessel101pt
7 Apr 1918 U 154 La Bruyere (d.)Sailing vessel2,198fr
9 Apr 1918 U 154 President Howardauxiliary motor73lib
10 Apr 1918 U 154 Burutu (d.)Passenger steamer3,902br
21 Apr 1918 U 154 MicheletSailing vessel2,636fr
25 Apr 1918 U 154 Kawachi Maru (d.)Passenger steamer5,749jp
 26,352
5 ships sunk (8,132 tons) and 4 ships damaged (18,220 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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