WWI U-boat commanders

Heino von Heimburg

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/07)

Successes
20 ships sunk with a total of 44,892 GRT
3 warships sunk with a total of 10,777 tons
8 ships damaged with a total of 49,699 GRT

Born:24 Oct 1889  
Died:Oct 1945 Stalingrad 

Heino von Heimburg

Ranks

21 Apr 1908 Fähnrich zur See
10 Apr 1911 Leutnant zur See
22 Mar 1914 Oberleutnant zur See
28 Apr 1918 Kapitänleutnant
1 Oct 1932 Fregattenkapitän
1 Jul 1934 Kapitän zur See
1 Aug 1939 Konteradmiral
1 Apr 1942 Vizeadmiral

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
8 Nov 1915  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
   Iron Half Moon
   Order of the Iron Crown
   Empire Silver Medal Imtiaz with Scimitars
   Order of Leopold
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)
11 Aug 1917  Pour le Mérite
   U-Boat War Badge
   Honor Cross for Combatants

U-boat Commands

UB 1425 Mar 1915 - 4 Dec 1915
UB 154 Jun 1915 - 17 Jun 1915
UB 146 Feb 1916 - 16 Jun 1916
UC 221 Jul 1916 - 13 Jul 1917
UB 685 Oct 1917 - 1 Jul 1918
U 3514 Oct 1918 - 11 Nov 1918

Notes

Was awarded the Pour le Mérite on 11 August 1917 in recognition of outstanding naval operations and for having sunk 62.000 BRT of enemy shipping, including the British submarine E20 and the British troop transport HMS Royal Edward, in the Mediterranean. He also sank the Italian submarine Medusa and the Italian cruiser Amalfi.

At the end of WWII Soviet forces abducted Heino von Heimburg, a then 55-year-old retired naval officer and transported him to POW camp near Stalingrad. He died there in late 1945.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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