WWI U-boat commanders

Franz Krapohl

Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (Crew 10/03)

1 ship damaged with a total of 256 GRT

Born:12 Mar 1878  
Died:8 Apr 1945 Baltic 

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24 Nov 1904 Vizesteuermann der Reserve
7 Mar 1908 Leutnant zur See der Reserve
1910 or 1911 Leutnant zur See der Seewehr I
18 Nov 1912 Oberleutnant zur See der Seewehr I
10 Mar 1917 Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve
26 Apr 1917 Kapitänleutnant der Reserve
31 Dec 1918 Out of naval service


 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Order of the Crown

U-boat Commands

UB 9227 Apr 1918 - 30 Jun 1918
U 526 May 1918 - 11 Nov 1918


Also served on the merchant U-boat Deutschland in 1916. Killed when the supply ship Franken he was commanding was sunk near Hela by Soviet aircraft.

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Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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