WWI U-boat commanders

Ernst Graeff

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/99)

Successes
14 ships sunk with a total of 12,674 GRT
3 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,466 GRT

Born:31 Jan 1883  
Died:  


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Ranks

10 Apr 1899 Seekadett
10 Apr 1900 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1902 Leutnant zur See
12 Oct 1904 Oberleutnant zur See
27 Mar 1909 Kapitänleutnant
See below Korvettenkapitän
24 Nov 1919 Out of naval service

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class

U-boat Commands

U 3614 Nov 1914 - 24 Jul 1915

Notes

Prisoner of War July 24, 1915. Graeff was promoted to Korvettenkapitän on May 17, 1919 with a seniority date of March 10, 1917, the date he would have been promoted to that rank had he not been taken prisoner.

Ships hit by Ernst Graeff

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
8 May 1915 U 36  Lilian DrostSteamer1,966da
10 May 1915 U 36 Björn (p.)Steamer1,241sw
10 May 1915 U 36  Niobe (p.)Steamer654nl
19 Jul 1915 U 36 NordlysetSailing vessel82nw
22 Jul 1915 U 36 King AthelstanTrawler159br
22 Jul 1915 U 36 RuboniaSteamer3,644ru
22 Jul 1915 U 36 Star Of PeaceTrawler180br
23 Jul 1915 U 36 DanaeSteamer1,505fr
23 Jul 1915 U 36 FimreiteSteamer3,819nw
23 Jul 1915 U 36 HermioneTrawler210br
23 Jul 1915 U 36 HonoriaTrawler207br
23 Jul 1915 U 36 SuttonTrawler332br
24 Jul 1915 U 36 AngliaTrawler107br
24 Jul 1915 U 36 CassioTrawler172br
24 Jul 1915 U 36 Pass Of Balmaha (p.)Sailing vessel1,571am
24 Jul 1915 U 36 RoslinFishing vessel128br
24 Jul 1915 U 36 StrathmoreTrawler163br
 16,140
17 ships sunk (16,140 tons).


Legend
(p.) means the ship was taken as prize (included in ships & tonnage lost).
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Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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