WWI U-boat commanders

Robert Moraht

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/01)

Successes
45 ships sunk with a total of 129,569 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 18,300 tons
3 ships damaged with a total of 9,420 GRT
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 186 GRT

Born:7 Sep 1884 Sonderburg 
Died:26 Aug 1956 Hamburg 

Robert Moraht

Ranks

10 Apr 1901 Seekadett
22 Apr 1902 Fähnrich zur See
29 Sep 1904 Leutnant zur See
30 Mar 1906 Oberleutnant zur See
9 Dec 1911 Kapitänleutnant
5 Feb 1920 Korvettenkapitän
31 Jul 1920 Out of naval service
1 Oct 1942 Fregattenkapitän

Decorations

prewar  Order of the Crown
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)
29 Mar 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
12 Nov 1917  Pour le Mérite

U-boat Commands

U 6415 Apr 1916 - 17 Jun 1918

Notes

Was awarded the Pour le Mérite for outstanding leadership and distinguished naval planning and successful operations between 19 and 25 October 1917 when he sank seven Allied merchant ships in the Mediterranean. On the 25th he attacked an Allied convoy of eight ships and sank two of them in the same amount of minutes! When he returned with U 64 to the Austria-Hungarian base at Pola he received the Pour le Mérite personally out of the hands of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. At the time he held the rank of Kapitänleutnant

Ships hit by Robert Moraht

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
25 Sep 1916 U 64 Bella11br
26 Sep 1916 U 64 Loch Ryan (p.)186br
10 Nov 1916 U 64  Freja2,168da
10 Nov 1916 U 64 Tripel4,633nw
15 Nov 1916 U 64 F. Matarazzo2,823br
 
17 Feb 1917 U 64 Hawk243br
17 Feb 1917 U 64 Okement4,349br
18 Feb 1917 U 64 Asturian (d.)3,193br
19 Feb 1917 U 64 Corso3,242br
12 Mar 1917 U 64 Nina M.117it
16 Mar 1917 U 64 Catania3,188it
17 Mar 1917 U 64 Tripoli658it
19 Mar 1917 U 64  Danton18,300fr
23 Mar 1917 U 64 Eptalofos4,413br
25 Mar 1917 U 64 Berbera4,352br
25 Mar 1917 U 64 IMMACOLATA137it
5 Jun 1917 U 64 Kallundborg1,590br
6 Jun 1917 U 64 Oriana1,015ar
7 Jun 1917 U 64 Mama Filomena148it
9 Jun 1917 U 64 Fert5,567it
9 Jun 1917 U 64 Gratangen2,484nw
12 Jun 1917 U 64 Moreni4,045am
19 Jun 1917 U 64 LA GIUSEPPINA28it
19 Jun 1917 U 64 NUOVO MONDO CARMELO25it
12 Sep 1917 U 64 Gisla2,118nw
12 Sep 1917 U 64 Urd3,049br
12 Sep 1917 U 64 Wilmore5,395am
14 Sep 1917 U 64 Amiral De Kersaint5,570fr
14 Sep 1917 U 64 Ausonia1,438it
14 Sep 1917 U 64 Chulmleigh4,911br
19 Oct 1917 U 64 War Clover5,174br
25 Oct 1917 U 64 Erviken2,134nw
25 Oct 1917 U 64 Ness3,050br
25 Oct 1917 U 64 Sheaf Blade2,378br
26 Oct 1917 U 64  Le Tarn1,658fr
28 Oct 1917 U 64 Ferrona4,591br
9 Dec 1917 U 64 Adour1,940nw
10 Dec 1917 U 64 Crathorne2,619nw
10 Dec 1917 U 64 Owasco4,630am
11 Dec 1917 U 64 D. A. Gordon2,301br
11 Dec 1917 U 64 Minorca1,145br
14 Dec 1917 U 64 Coila4,135br
 
30 Jan 1918 U 64  Minnetonka13,528br
4 Feb 1918 U 64 Participation2,438it
5 Feb 1918 U 64 Caprera1,875it
6 Feb 1918 U 64 Duca Di Genova7,893it
7 Feb 1918 U 64 Montenegro (d.)1,306fr
8 Feb 1918 U 64 Agnese Madre235it
8 Feb 1918 U 64 Emma Felice128it
17 Jun 1918 U 64 Kandy (d.)4,921br
 157,475
47 ships sunk (148,055 tons) and 3 ships damaged (9,420 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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