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Siegfried Wachendorff

Born on 10 Sep 1886.
Crew 4/04. Oberleutnant zur See (16 Oct 1909)
Died on 15 Jan 1915, North Sea.

Commands:
U 31

Karl Wacker

Born on 7 Jul 1890 in Aachen.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 19 Jan 1918, North Sea.

Commands:
UB 22

Paul Wagenführ

Born on 10 Mar 1884 in Helmstedt.
Crew 4/00. Kapitänleutnant (10 Apr 1911)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 14 May 1917
Died on 12 Aug 1917, North Sea.

Commands:
U 44

Martin Wahn

Born on 11 Nov 1883.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1914)

Commands:
U 114

Franz Walther

Born on 8 Oct 1890 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 13 Dec 1917, North Sea.

Commands:
UB 21, UB 75

Hans Walther

Born on 25 Dec 1883.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1914)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 23 Sep 1916
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 9 Jan 1917
Died on 4 Jan 1950

Commands:
U 17, U 52

Freiherr Ernst von Wangenheim

Born on 14 Jul 1891.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 6 Dec 1945, USSR.

Commands:
UC 25

Walter Warzecha

Born on 23 May 1891 in Schwiebus, Brandenburg.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 2 Sep 1918
Died on 3 Aug 1956, Hamburg.

Commands:
UC 1, UC 71, UB 148

Erwin Waßner

Born on 1 Mar 1887.
Crew 4/06. Kapitänleutnant (13 Jul 1916)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 14 May 1917
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 5 Mar 1918
Died on 24 Aug 1937

Commands:
UC 3, UB 38, UC 69, UB 117, UB 59

Otto Weddigen

Born on 15 Sep 1882 in Herford.
Crew 4/01. Kapitänleutnant (25 Apr 1912)
Awarded the Military Merit Order (Württemberg)
Awarded the Military Order of St. Henry (Saxony) on 28 Sep 1914
Awarded the Military Order of Max Joseph (Bavaria) on 11 Oct 1914
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 24 Oct 1914
Died on 18 Mar 1915, Pentland Firth.

Commands:
U 9, U 29

Bernd Wegener

Born on 22 May 1884 in Rendsburg.
Crew 4/03. Kapitänleutnant (19 Sep 1914)
Died on 19 Aug 1915, off S Ireland.

Commands:
U 27

Eberhard Weichold

Born on 23 Aug 1891.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)
Died on 19 Dec 1960

Commands:
UC 22

Erwin Weisbach

Born on 29 Sep 1883 in Glogau (now in Poland).
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (13 Oct 1913)
Died on 17 May 1916, off Dunbar, Scotland.

Commands:
U 23, UC 3, U 74

Raimund Weisbach

Born on 16 Sep 1886 in Breslau.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (24 Apr 1916)
Died on 16 Jun 1970, Hamburg.

Commands:
U 19, U 81

Alexander Weiß

Born on 2 Jan 1883.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1913)

Commands:
U 55

Friedrich Weißhun

Born on 1 Jan 1893.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)

Commands:
UC 99

Hans Hermann Wendlandt

Born on 5 Jun 1887.
Crew 10/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 30 Nov 1917
Died on 7 May 1934

Commands:
UB 47, UC 38

Ralph Wenninger

Born on 22 Apr 1890.
Crew 4/07. Kapitänleutnant (16 Nov 1917)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 29 Mar 1916
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 30 Mar 1918
Died on 13 Mar 1945, Italy.

Commands:
UB 11, UB 17, UB 17, UC 17, UB 55

Egon von Werner

Born on 31 Dec 1888 in Sigmaringen (Baden-Württemberg).
Crew 4/08. Kapitänleutnant (18 Aug 1918)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 29 Mar 1916
Died on 23 Jun 1955, Sigmaringen (Baden-Württemberg).

Commands:
UC 1, UC 16, UB 54, UB 111

Wilhelm Werner

Born on 6 Jun 1888 in Apola.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (24 Apr 1916)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 15 Feb 1918
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 18 Aug 1918
Died on 14 May 1945, Falkenau, Saxe.

Commands:
UB 9, UB 7, U 55

Fritz Wernicke

Born on 30 Oct 1885.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (16 Mar 1916)
Died on 18 Jan 1918, Aegean Sea.

Commands:
UB 42, UB 66

Clemens Wickel

Born on 5 Dec 1882.
Crew 4/01. Kapitänleutnant (25 Apr 1912)

Commands:
U 38, U 65

Otto Wiebalck

Born on 19 Nov 1883.
Crew 4/00. Korvettenkapitän (29 Oct 1918)

Commands:
U 62, U 160

Walter Wiedemann

Born on 2 Jan 1890.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 12 Oct 1922

Commands:
UC 73, UC 97

Erich Wiesenbach

Born on 4 Jun 1891.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 9 May 1945, Friedrikshaven.

Commands:
UC 22

Günther Wigankow

Born on 29 Jul 1890 in Kartzow, Osthavelland.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 18 Nov 1917, off Flamborough Head.

Commands:
UB 12, UB 17, UC 47

Erich Wilcke

Born on 18 Dec 1883 in Spandau.
Crew 4/00. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1910)
Died on 3 Apr 1915, Straits of Dover.

Commands:
U 37

Ernst Wilhelms

Born on 28 Aug 1884 in Bommern, Witten.
Crew 4/03. Kapitänleutnant (13 May 1915)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 30 Jul 1917
Died on 23 Jul 1917, North Sea.

Commands:
A, U 69

Kurt Willich

Born on 25 Jun 1885 in Kassel.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (24 Apr 1916)
Died on 24 May 1917, off Cattaro.

Commands:
UC 24

Alexander Winther

Born on 12 Nov 1892.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)

Commands:
UC 103

Kurt Wippern

Born on 30 Aug 1884.
Crew 4/03. Kapitänleutnant (25 Jan 1915)
Died on 20 Oct 1965

Commands:
U 58

Bernhard Wischhausen

Born on 5 Oct 1890.
Crew 8/14. Leutnant zur See der Reserve (10 Jun 1916)

Commands:
UC 40

Friedrich Wißmann

Born on 10 Dec 1888 in Neuwied.
Crew 4/07. Kapitänleutnant (20 Aug 1917)
Died on 18 Nov 1917, Baltic Sea.

Commands:
UC 57

Edgar Wolf

Born on 31 May 1889 in Fiume (Rijeka).
Crew 1907. Linenschiffleutnant (1 Nov 1914)
Died on 14 Sep 1952, Bayern.

Commands:
k.u.k. U4, k.u.k. U41

Friedrich Wunderlich

Born on 13 Aug 1891 in Bückeburg.
Crew 4/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)
Died on 27 Mar 1977, Munich.

Commands:
UC 94

Hans Heinrich Wurmbach

Born on 12 May 1891 in Siegen.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)
Died on 16 Dec 1965, Schleswig.

Commands:
UC 101, U 38

Hans Oscar Wutsdorff

Born on 29 Nov 1890.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 25 Jan 1962

Commands:
UB 124

Otto Wünsche

Born on 28 Sep 1884 in Duisburg.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (15 Nov 1913)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 14 May 1917
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 20 Dec 1917
Died on 29 Mar 1919, Kiel.

Commands:
U 25, U 70, U 97, U 126

Franz Wäger

Born on 7 Jan 1888 in Bamberg.
Crew 4/07. Oberleutnant zur See (27 Sep 1913)
Died on 4 Aug 1916, Otranto Straits.

Commands:
UB 1, UC 7, UB 18, UB 44

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