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Alfred Saalwächter

Born on 10 Jan 1883 in Neusalz/Oder.
Crew 4/01. Kapitänleutnant (10 Apr 1911)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 5 Mar 1918
Died on 6 Dec 1945, Berlin?.

Commands:
U 94, U 46

Ludwig Karl Sahl

Born on 15 Jan 1887.
Crew 4/06. Kapitänleutnant (16 Sep 1916)
Died on 15 Apr 1973, Hamburg.

Commands:
UB 32, UC 52

Reinhold Saltzwedel

Born on 23 Nov 1889 in Rosenberg/ Oberschlesien.
Crew 4/08. Oberleutnant zur See (19 Sep 1914)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 29 Mar 1917
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 20 Aug 1917
Died on 2 Dec 1917, English Channel.

Commands:
UB 10, UC 10, UC 11, UC 21, UC 71, UB 81

Fritz Saupe

Born on 11 Aug 1884.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (7 Feb 1914)

Commands:
U 73

Carl Heinrich Saß

Born on 29 Oct 1891.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)

Commands:
UC 52

Hans Scabell

Born on 18 Mar 1885.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1914)

Commands:
U 125

Ludwig Schaafhausen

Born on 12 Apr 1890.
Crew 4/08. Kapitänleutnant (28 Apr 1918)

Commands:
UB 34

Kurt Schapler

Born on 10 Oct 1888.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (24 Apr 1916)
Died on 21 Apr 1918, Mediterranean Sea.

Commands:
UB 30, UC 73, UB 71

Walter Scheffler

Born on 2 Apr 1890.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 10 Sep 1918, North Sea.

Commands:
UB 21, UB 127

Martin Schelle

Born on 18 Jan 1888.
Crew 4/06. Kapitänleutnant (13 Jul 1916)
Died on 14 Jul 1918, Padstow, Cornwall.

Commands:
UC 33, UB 65

Karl Scherb

Born on 3 Jun 1888.
Crew 4/07. Kapitänleutnant (16 Jul 1917)

Commands:
A, U 22, U 58, U 80

Richard Scheurlen

Born on 5 Dec 1890.
Crew 4/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)

Commands:
U 71, UB 98

Friedrich Schlosser

Born on 19 Mar 1885 in Teplitz (Teplice), Bohemia.
Crew 1904. Linenschiffleutnant (1 Nov 1912)
Died on Oct 1959, Graf.

Commands:
k.u.k. U5, k.u.k. U15, k.u.k. U5, k.u.k. U43, k.u.k. U14

Matthias Graf von Schmettow

Born on 9 Nov 1887 in Pommerzig/Oder, Preussen.
Crew 4/06. Kapitänleutnant (26 Apr 1917)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 22 Nov 1916
Died on 9 May 1917, Dover Straits.

Commands:
UC 6, UC 26, UB 10, UB 23

Albrecht Schmidt

Born on 22 Dec 1890.
Crew 4/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)

Commands:
UB 121

Eberhard Schmidt

Born on 1 Jun 1894.
Crew 4/12. Oberleutnant zur See (25 Dec 1917)

Commands:
UC 4, UC 71

Georg Schmidt

Born on 4 Nov 1882 in Jork, Stade.
Crew 4/00. Kapitänleutnant (29 Aug 1910)
Died on 2 Sep 1917, off Murmane coast.

Commands:
U 28

Hugo Schmidt

Born on 12 Sep 1885.
Crew 4/04. Kapitänleutnant (17 Oct 1915)
Died on 12 Apr 1964

Commands:
U 71, U 97

Max Schmidt

Born on 24 Apr 1890 in Friedenthal.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 10 Feb 1973

Commands:
UB 106

Siegfried Schmidt

Born on 24 May 1888 in Gumbinnen.
Crew 4/06. Oberleutnant zur See (19 Sep 1912)
Died on 25 May 1915, Mediterranean Sea.

Commands:
UB 3

Walter Gottfried Schmidt

Born on 29 Jan 1887.
Crew 4/05. Out of naval service (18 Jan 1918)

Commands:
UC 11, UC 8

Max Schmitz

Born on 17 Jan 1889 in Köln.
Crew 4/08. Oberleutnant zur See (19 Sep 1914)
Died on 15 Oct 1917, off Flanders.

Commands:
UC 11, UC 62

Walter Schmitz

Born on 1 Feb 1891 in Buer, Recklinghausen.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 4 Mar 1919, Skipton (GB).

Commands:
UC 4, UC 75

Fritz Schmolling

Born on 10 Mar 1886.
Crew 4/04. Kapitänleutnant (17 Oct 1915)

Commands:
U 75

Rudolf Schneider

Born on 13 Feb 1882.
Crew 4/01. Kapitänleutnant (25 Apr 1912)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 19 Nov 1915
Died on 13 Oct 1917, North Sea.

Commands:
U 24, U 87

Otto von Schrader

Born on 18 Mar 1888 in Lyck, E Prussia.
Crew 4/06. Kapitänleutnant (26 Apr 1917)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 4 Aug 1918
Died on 19 Jul 1945, Bergen, Norway.

Commands:
UC 31, UB 35, UB 64, U 53, UB 64

Wilhelm Schröder

Born on 2 Mar 1887.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (24 Apr 1916)

Commands:
UC 51

Fritz Schubert

Born on 16 Jan 1888.
Crew 4/08. Kapitänleutnant (28 Apr 1918)

Commands:
UB 125

Otto von Schubert

Born on 30 Mar 1886.
Crew 4/04. Kapitänleutnant (17 Oct 1915)

Commands:
U 24, U 110

Hans Schultheß

Born on 19 Sep 1886.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (See below)
Died on 2 Mar 1929

Commands:
A, U 23

Theodor Schultz

Born on 30 Sep 1888 in Hannover.
Crew 4/08. Oberleutnant zur See (19 Sep 1914)
Died on 29 Nov 1917, off Vlieland, North Sea.

Commands:
UB 34, UC 28, UC 55, UB 61

Otto Schultze

Born on 11 May 1884 in Oldenburg.
Crew 4/00. Korvettenkapitän (28 Apr 1918)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 23 Jun 1917
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 18 Mar 1918
Died on 22 Jan 1966, Hamburg.

Commands:
U 63, U 63

Gerhard Schulz

Born on 23 Mar 1887.
Crew 4/06. Kapitänleutnant (13 Jan 1917)

Commands:
UC 27, UB 67, UB 131

Erich Schulze

Born on 6 Apr 1889.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (19 Apr 1916)

Commands:
U 72

Karlgeorg Schuster

Born on 19 Aug 1886 in Ülzen.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (16 Nov 1915)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 1 Dec 1917
Died on 16 Jun 1977, Kitzeberg bei Kiel.

Commands:
U 60

Martin Schwab

Born on 17 Mar 1892.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)

Commands:
U 94

Ferdinand Schwartz

Born on 15 May 1890 in Gleiwitz.
Crew 4/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)
Died on 20 Jun 1918, Straits of Dover.

Commands:
UC 11, UC 64

Kurt Schwarz

Born on 13 Jun 1889.
Crew 4/08. Kapitänleutnant (28 Apr 1918)

Commands:
UB 14, UB 42, UC 58

Hans Arthur Graf von Schweinitz und Krain

Born on 26 Jan 1885 in Liebenburg, Hannover.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1914)
Died on 12 Aug 1914, North Sea.

Commands:
U 13

Walther Schwieger

Born on 7 Apr 1885 in Berlin.
Crew 4/03. Kapitänleutnant (19 Sep 1914)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 5 Jun 1916
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 30 Jul 1917
Died on 5 Sep 1917, North Sea.

Commands:
U 14, U 20, U 88

Hans Schüler

Born on 15 Oct 1893.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)

Commands:
UC 34, UC 74

Paul Schürmann

Born on 12 Jun 1887 in Kiel.
Crew 4/07. Oberleutnant zur See (27 Sep 1913)
Died on 21 Oct 1915, off the English east coast.

Commands:
UC 9

Ernst Schöller

Born on 23 Sep 1893.
Crew 4/12. Oberleutnant zur See (25 Dec 1917)
Died on 19 Aug 1918, Hoofden.

Commands:
UB 12

Erwin Sebelin

Born on 13 Mar 1888 in Kiel.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (24 Apr 1916)
Died on 10 Mar 1917, North Sea.

Commands:
UC 43

Alois Sernetz

Born on 20 Mar 1892 in St. Martin bei Villach.
Linenschiffleutnant (1 May 1918)

Commands:
k.u.k. U11

Rudolf Seuffer

Born on 4 Oct 1886.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (13 Jul 1916)
Died on 7 Jan 1918, North Sea, English Channel, or Biscay.

Commands:
UC 50

Reichsfreiherr Hugo von Seyffertitz

Born on 23 Sep 1885 in Brixen, Tyrolia.
Crew 1904. Linenschiffleutnant (1 Jan 1914)
Died on 10 Jun 1966, Baden.

Commands:
k.u.k. U21, k.u.k. U47

Friedrich Karl Sichart von Sichartshofen

Born on 6 Dec 1887.
Crew 4/06. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1914)

Commands:
UB 41

Kurt Siewert

Born on 19 Jul 1883.
Crew 4/00. Kapitänleutnant (18 Aug 1916)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 9 Oct 1918

Commands:
UC 31, U 107

Gustav Sieß

Born on 11 Dec 1883 in Hamburg.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (12 Apr 1913)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 27 Feb 1917
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 24 Apr 1918
Died on 14 Oct 1970, Hamburg.

Commands:
U 33, U 73, U 33, U 65

Rudolf Singule

Born on 8 Apr 1883 in Pola.
Crew 1901. Linienschiffleutnant (1 May 1911)
Awarded the Order of Leopold
Awarded the Military Order of Maria Theresa on 21 Dec 1929
Died on 2 May 1945, Brünn.

Commands:
k.u.k. U4, k.u.k. U4

Erich Sittenfeld

Born on 19 Dec 1883 in Wadern, Saarland.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1913)
Died on 12 Sep 1917, Irish Sea.

Commands:
U 45

Franz Skopinic

Born on 25 Feb 1884 in Lussinpiccolo (Mali Losini).
Crew 1904. Linenschiffleutnant (1 May 1913)
Died on 12 Jun 1938, Pola.

Commands:
k.u.k. U17

Kurt Slevogt

Born on 21 Mar 1892 in München.
Crew 4/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)
Died on 23 Jul 1957, Hamburg.

Commands:
U 107, U 71, U 79

Wilhelm Smiths

Born on 27 Nov 1886 in Meyrich.
Crew 4/06. Oberleutnant zur See (19 Sep 1912)
Died on 22 Mar 1954, Bremen.

Commands:
UB 5, UB 26

Hans Soergel

Born on 28 May 1887.
Crew 4/07. Oberleutnant zur See (27 Sep 1913)
Died on 17 Sep 1917, North Sea.

Commands:
UC 45

Günther Sperling

Born on 7 Mar 1893.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)
Died on 12 Mar 1956

Commands:
UB 62, U 57

Freiherr Rudolf von Speth-Schülzburg

Born on 17 Oct 1884 in Schönthal.
Crew 4/03. Kapitänleutnant (16 Apr 1915)
Died on 25 Dec 1917, Irish Sea.

Commands:
U 87

Freiherr Edgar von Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim

Born on 9 Oct 1885.
Crew 4/03. Kapitänleutnant (12 Mar 1915)
Died on 15 May 1965, Bremen.

Commands:
U 32, U 93

Johannes Spieß

Born on 25 Jul 1888.
Crew 4/07. Kapitänleutnant (13 Dec 1917)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 26 Mar 1918
Died on 30 Mar 1972, Hamburg.

Commands:
U 9, U 19, U 52, U 19, U 135

Robert Sprenger

Born on 11 Jan 1888.
Crew 4/08. Kapitänleutnant (23 May 1918)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 31 Mar 1918

Commands:
UC 34, UB 53

Heinz Stamer

Born on 4 Nov 1887.
Crew 4/07. Kapitänleutnant (18 Sep 1918)

Commands:
UC 98

Wilhelm-Friedrich Starke

Born on 28 Feb 1885.
Crew 4/03. Kapitänleutnant (27 Jan 1915)
Died on 24 Oct 1941

Commands:
U 6, U 107

Oskar Steckelberg

Born on 8 Feb 1889 in Witten an der Ruhr.
Crew 4/07. Oberleutnant zur See (27 Sep 1913)
Died on 11 Jan 1951, Hannover.

Commands:
UC 1, UB 6, UC 4

Walter Stein

Born on 13 Dec 1885.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (13 Jul 1916)

Commands:
U 57

Freiherr Heinz von Stein zu Lausnitz

Born on 12 Sep 1889.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 29 Jul 1917, Hoofden.

Commands:
UB 27

Wolfgang Steinbauer

Born on 6 May 1888 in Strassburg, Elsass.
Crew 4/08. Kapitänleutnant (28 Apr 1918)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 9 Jan 1917
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 3 Mar 1918
Died on 27 Jan 1978, Köln.

Commands:
UB 47, UB 48

Otto Steinbrinck

Born on 19 Dec 1888 in Lippstadt.
Crew 4/07. Kapitänleutnant (26 Apr 1917)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 9 Jan 1916
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 29 Mar 1916
Awarded the Military Order of St. Henry (Saxony) on 23 Sep 1917
Died on 16 Aug 1949, Landsberg am Lech.

Commands:
U 6, U 6, UB 10, UB 18, UC 65, UB 57

Ernst Steindorff

Born on 17 May 1891 in Göttingen.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 20 Apr 1918
Died on 26 May 1918, English Channel.

Commands:
UB 12, UC 71, UB 74

Heinrich Stenzler

Born on 1 Jul 1886.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (16 Mar 1916)
Died on 21 Apr 1917, North Sea.

Commands:
UC 30

Erich Stephan

Born on 2 Apr 1889.
Crew 4/08. Oberleutnant zur See (19 Sep 1914)

Commands:
UB 10, UB 10, UC 17, UB 116

Friedrich Sterz

Born on 14 May 1891 in Pergine, Tyrolia.
Crew 1910. Linenschiffleutnant (1 May 1917)
Died on 14 May 1975, Graf.

Commands:
k.u.k. U22, k.u.k. U10, k.u.k. U29

Rudolf Stier

Born on 10 Nov 1892 in Oppeln (now Opole, Poland).
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 13 Aug 1918, Hoofden.

Commands:
UB 16, UB 30

Herbert Stohwasser

Born on 15 Dec 1886.
Crew 4/04. Kapitänleutnant (18 Sep 1915)

Commands:
U 118

Georg Stollenz

Born on 13 Mar 1892.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)

Commands:
UB 97

Alfred Stoß

Born on 6 Apr 1885.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1913)

Commands:
U 8

Arthur Stoßberg

Born on 7 Feb 1891 in Bad Kreuznach.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 19 Apr 1918, English Channel.

Commands:
UB 78

Friedrich Strackerjan

Born on 26 Aug 1887.
Crew 4/04. Kapitänleutnant (17 Oct 1915)

Commands:
U 105

Walther Strasser

Born on 28 Dec 1889.
Crew 4/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)

Commands:
U 98, UC 59

Karl Strnad

Born on 14 Mar 1885 in Pohrlitz (Pohorelice).
Crew 1903. Linenschiffleutnant (1 May 1913)
Died on 13 Aug 1915, South Adriatic.

Commands:
k.u.k. U3

Ferdinand Studt

Born on 1 Feb 1879.
Crew 4/98. Korvettenkapitän (27 Jan 1915)
Died on 6 Sep 1958, Bochum.

Commands:
U 155

Fritz Stuhr

Born on 28 Nov 1883 in Hechingen, Hohenzollern.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1914)
Died on 1 Jun 1916, Baltic Sea.

Commands:
U 10

Willy Stüben

Born on 21 Nov 1886.
Crew 10/10. Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (14 Oct 1917)

Commands:
UB 10, UC 31

Karl Stöter

Born on 14 Nov 1891 in Berlin.
Crew 4/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)
Died on 26 Jan 1918, English Channel.

Commands:
UB 35

Günther Suadicani

Born on 17 Oct 1887.
Crew 4/08. Kapitänleutnant (28 Apr 1918)
Died on 11 Jun 1953

Commands:
UB 17

Ferdinand von Suchodoletz

Born on 29 Jul 1884 in Stettin.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1914)
Died on 9 Dec 1914, off the Belgian coast.

Commands:
U 11

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