WWI U-boat commanders

Erich Gerth

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/05)

Successes
8 ships sunk with a total of 7,867 GRT
2 ships damaged with a total of 6,092 GRT

Born:25 Apr 1886  
Died:2 Dec 1943 Rome 


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Ranks

1 Apr 1905 Seekadett
7 Apr 1906 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1908 Leutnant zur See
27 Jan 1911 Oberleutnant zur See
24 Dec 1915 Kapitänleutnant
30 Nov 1921 Out of naval service

Decorations

prewar  Order of the Crown
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class

U-boat Commands

UB 7623 Sep 1917 - 31 Oct 1917
U 4715 Jun 1918 - 11 Sep 1918
UC 5319 Jun 1918 - 28 Oct 1918

Notes

Erich Gerth’s brother Georg was also a U-boat commander during World War I.

Ships hit by Erich Gerth

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
22 Sep 1918 UC 53 GorsemoreSteamer3,079br
28 Sep 1918 UC 53  Caraibe (d.)Steamer2,976fr
30 Sep 1918 UC 53 FRANCESCO PADRESailing vessel101it
30 Sep 1918 UC 53 GABRIELA COSTELASailing vessel105it
30 Sep 1918 UC 53 GIOVANNI COSTASailing vessel102it
30 Sep 1918 UC 53 SAN FRANCESCO P.Sailing vessel41it
1 Oct 1918 UC 53 GIUSEPPINO M.Sailing vessel49it
1 Oct 1918 UC 53 San Giuseppe A.Sailing vessel56it
20 Nov 1918 UC 53 War Typhoon (d.)Steamer3,116br
 
15 Jan 1919 UC 53  ChaouiaPassenger steamer4,334fr
 13,959
8 ships sunk (7,867 tons) and 2 ships damaged (6,092 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
We have a picture of this vessel.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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