WWI U-boat commanders

Hans Howaldt

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/07)

Successes
63 ships sunk with a total of 95,518 GRT
11 ships damaged with a total of 42,819 GRT
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 470 GRT

Born:12 Nov 1888 Kiel 
Died:6 Sep 1970 Bad Schwartau 

Hans Howaldt

Ranks

3 Apr 1907 Seekadett
21 Apr 1908 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1910 Leutnant zur See
27 Sep 1913 Oberleutnant zur See
18 Jan 1918 Kapitänleutnant
6 Nov 1919 Out of naval service

Decorations

prewar  Order of the Crown
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
23 Jul 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
23 Dec 1917  Pour le Mérite

U-boat Commands

UC 421 Oct 1916 - 26 Nov 1916
UB 403 Dec 1916 - 14 Dec 1917
UB 10716 Feb 1918 - 16 May 1918

Notes

Was awarded the Pour le Mérite on the same day as his commanding officer of the Marinekorps Flandern, Admiral von Schröder received his Oak leaves device for the Pour le Mérite, the 23rd December 1917. For outstanding leadership and distinguished naval planning and successful submarine operations. He sank 65 ships with a total of 130.000 BRT. This was 8% of the total sunk by the U Flottille Flandern by February 1st 1917. The amount of tonnage was accomplished in 11 patrols.

Ships hit by Hans Howaldt

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
27 Oct 1916 UC 4  Bygdo2,345nw
28 Oct 1916 UC 4 Sparta480br
9 Nov 1916 UC 4 Sunniside447br
25 Nov 1916 UC 4 Burnley275br
3 Dec 1916 UC 4 Remarko245br
5 Dec 1916 UC 4 Tervani457br
28 Dec 1916 UB 40 Oldambt (p.)470nl
 
5 Feb 1917 UB 40 Anna Prosper70be
5 Feb 1917 UB 40 Emerald57br
21 Feb 1917 UB 40 Alice709nw
25 Feb 1917 UB 40 Maria Adriana88nl
26 Feb 1917 UB 40 Tammerfors994ru
28 Feb 1917 UB 40 Immaculee Conception36fr
25 Mar 1917 UB 40 ETOILE DE LA MER43fr
25 Mar 1917 UB 40 FELIX FAURE37fr
25 Mar 1917 UB 40 LOUISE45fr
25 Mar 1917 UB 40 Marie Louise34fr
25 Mar 1917 UB 40 SAINT JOSEPH35fr
29 Mar 1917 UB 40 Conoid165br
29 Mar 1917 UB 40 IRMA32fr
30 Mar 1917 UB 40 Somme1,828br
15 Apr 1917 UB 40 Möhlenpris638nw
16 Apr 1917 UB 40 Cairndhu4,109br
16 Apr 1917 UB 40 Victoria165br
17 Apr 1917 UB 40  Lanfranc6,287br
19 Apr 1917 UB 40 Limeleaf (d.)7,339br
3 May 1917 UB 40 Clodmoor3,753br
15 May 1917 UB 40 Cuba271br
16 May 1917 UB 40  Highland Corrie7,583br
16 May 1917 UB 40 Pagenturm5,000br
17 May 1917 UB 40 Florence Louisa115br
20 May 1917 UB 40 Porthkerry1,920br
20 May 1917 UB 40 Tycho3,216br
21 May 1917 UB 40 Jupiter2,124br
7 Jun 1917 UB 40 Mahopac (d.)3,216br
7 Jun 1917 UB 40 Oldfield Grange (d.)4,653br
8 Jun 1917 UB 40 Phantom251br
9 Jun 1917 UB 40 EUGENE MATHILDE15fr
9 Jun 1917 UB 40 Francois Georgette7fr
10 Jun 1917 UB 40 Henri Jeanne9fr
10 Jun 1917 UB 40 Madeleine7fr
11 Jun 1917 UB 40 Eustace (d.)3,995br
11 Jun 1917 UB 40 Huntsholm2,073br
11 Jun 1917 UB 40 Margarita (d.)2,788br
12 Jun 1917 UB 40 Alfred130br
27 Jun 1917 UB 40 Solway Prince317br
28 Jun 1917 UB 40 Marguerite1,544fr
28 Jun 1917 UB 40 Northfield (d.)2,099br
30 Jun 1917 UB 40 Borgund I764nw
30 Jun 1917 UB 40 Chateau Yquem1,913fr
15 Jul 1917 UB 40 Dinorwic124br
15 Jul 1917 UB 40 Ebenezer177br
20 Jul 1917 UB 40 L. H. Carl1,916br
20 Jul 1917 UB 40 Salsette5,842br
22 Jul 1917 UB 40 Rota2,171br
12 Aug 1917 UB 40 Marie Alfred159fr
12 Aug 1917 UB 40 Pauline Louisa172fr
14 Aug 1917 UB 40 Tuddal3,511nw
15 Aug 1917 UB 40 Brodstone4,927br
16 Aug 1917 UB 40  Eastgate (d.)4,277br
19 Aug 1917 UB 40 Glocliffe2,211br
21 Sep 1917 UB 40 Radaas2,524da
22 Sep 1917 UB 40 Greleen2,286br
23 Sep 1917 UB 40 Rosehill2,788br
25 Sep 1917 UB 40 City Of Swansea1,375br
19 Oct 1917 UB 40 Wellington (d.)5,600br
24 Oct 1917 UB 40 Gallia2,728it
25 Oct 1917 UB 40 Gefion1,123br
28 Oct 1917 UB 40 Redesmere2,123br
17 Nov 1917 UB 40 Abaris (d.)2,892br
17 Nov 1917 UB 40 Western Coast1,394br
19 Nov 1917 UB 40  Aparima5,704br
9 Dec 1917 UB 40 Sedbergh (d.)4,275br
 
10 May 1918 UB 107 Erich Lea1,630nw
10 May 1918 UB 107 Naparima (d.)1,685sw
 138,807
64 ships sunk (95,988 tons) and 11 ships damaged (42,819 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(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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