WWI U-boat commanders

Heinrich Metzger

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/03)

Successes
25 ships sunk with a total of 52,483 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,290 tons
3 ships damaged with a total of 9,500 GRT
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,046 GRT

Born:24 Jun 1884  
Died:  

Heinrich Metzger

Ranks

1 Apr 1903 Seekadett
15 Apr 1904 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1906 Leutnant zur See
27 Mar 1909 Oberleutnant zur See
27 Jan 1915 Kapitänleutnant
27 Dec 1919 Out of naval service

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)

U-boat Commands

U 4728 Feb 1916 - 27 Aug 1917
U 6328 Aug 1917 - 14 Oct 1917
U 3915 Oct 1917 - 18 May 1918
U 16321 Aug 1918 - 11 Nov 1918

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Heinrich Metzger

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
15 Aug 1916 U 47 Presto (p.)1,046sw
30 Aug 1916 U 47  Wellamo1,050fi
16 Nov 1916 U 47 Dolfijn140nl
16 Nov 1916 U 47 Parnass646nw
1 Dec 1916 U 47 Kediri3,781nl
7 Dec 1916 U 47 Spyros3,357gr
13 Dec 1916 U 47 Salamis3,638gr
19 Dec 1916 U 47 Sno1,823nw
 
8 May 1917 U 47 Madeleine III (d.)149fr
11 May 1917 U 47 Hindoo (d.)4,915br
13 May 1917 U 47 L’indipendente F.181it
15 May 1917 U 47 Pancras (d.)4,436br
17 May 1917 U 47 Eirini2,662gr
18 May 1917 U 47 Frances M.1,228am
22 May 1917 U 47 Lapa1,366bz
24 May 1917 U 47 Barbara838am
25 May 1917 U 47 Magnus Manson1,751am
3 Jun 1917 U 47 Vulcanus1,470fr
5 Sep 1917 U 63 Proletaire101fr
11 Sep 1917 U 63 Embleton5,377br
12 Sep 1917 U 63 Reim1,126nw
15 Sep 1917 U 63 Platuria3,445am
18 Sep 1917 U 63 Arendal1,387br
26 Sep 1917 U 63 Heraklios2,878gr
14 Nov 1917 U 39 Buenaventura257sp
18 Nov 1917 U 39 Candytuft1,290br
21 Nov 1917 U 39  Schuylkill2,720am
23 Nov 1917 U 39 Markella1,124gr
25 Nov 1917 U 39 Karema5,263br
 
17 May 1918 U 39 Sculptor4,874br
 64,319
27 ships sunk (54,819 tons) and 3 ships damaged (9,500 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(p.) means the ship was taken as prize (included in ships & tonnage lost).
We have a picture of this vessel.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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