WWI U-boat commanders

Claus Rücker

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/01)

Successes
80 ships sunk with a total of 174,655 GRT
3 ships damaged with a total of 9,951 GRT

Born:10 Oct 1883  
Died:13 Jan 1974 Wentorf near Hamburg 

Claus Rücker
ca 1920

Ranks

10 Apr 1901 Seekadett
22 Apr 1902 Fähnrich zur See
29 Sep 1904 Leutnant zur See
27 Apr 1907 Oberleutnant zur See
8 Feb 1913 Kapitänleutnant
8 Mar 1920 Korvettenkapitän
31 May 1922 Out of naval service

Decorations

prewar  Albert Order (Saxony)
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Hanseatic Cross
11 Sep 1916  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
 Order of the Iron Crown
 Iron Half Moon

U-boat Commands

U 345 Oct 1914 - 11 Dec 1916
U 10326 Aug 1917 - 12 May 1918

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Claus Rücker

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
18 Mar 1915 U 34 Blue Jacket (d.)3,515br
18 Mar 1915 U 34 Glenartney5,201br
21 Mar 1915 U 34 Cairntorr3,588br
22 Mar 1915 U 34 Concord2,861br
1 Jun 1915 U 34 Victoria155br
2 Jun 1915 U 34 Delta B220be
2 Jun 1915 U 34 Hirose274br
3 Jun 1915 U 34 Penfeld793fr
4 Jun 1915 U 34 Inkum4,747br
7 Jun 1915 U 34 Superb1,515nw
4 Sep 1915 U 34 Natal Transport4,107br
8 Sep 1915 U 34 Indien800fr
10 Nov 1915 U 34  Bosnia2,561it
14 Nov 1915 U 34 Treneglos3,886br
15 Nov 1915 U 34 Orange Prince3,583br
19 Nov 1915 U 34  Hallamshire4,420br
24 Dec 1915 U 34  Ville De La Ciotat6,431fr
24 Dec 1915 U 34 Yeddo4,563br
29 Dec 1915 U 34 Kenkoku Maru3,217jp
30 Dec 1915 U 34 Abelia3,650br
 
1 Jan 1916 U 34 Glengyle9,395br
4 Jan 1916 U 34 Coquet4,396br
3 Apr 1916 U 34 Ellaston3,796br
3 Apr 1916 U 34  Sneaton3,470br
5 Apr 1916 U 34 Chantala4,951br
6 Apr 1916 U 34 Yonne4,039br
8 Apr 1916 U 34 Zafra3,578br
11 Apr 1916 U 34 Angus3,619br
11 Apr 1916 U 34 Imperator (d.)394ru
12 Apr 1916 U 34 Orlock Head1,945br
12 Apr 1916 U 34  Vega2,957fr
15 May 1916 U 34 Mira3,050fr
16 May 1916 U 34 San Andrea225it
18 May 1916 U 34 Adamantios Korais2,947gr
20 May 1916 U 34 Erminia1,544it
20 May 1916 U 34 Fabbricotti F.150it
20 May 1916 U 34 Languedoc1,612fr
21 May 1916 U 34 Myosotis356fr
21 May 1916 U 34 Tjømø1,453nw
22 May 1916 U 34  Australia1,586it
22 May 1916 U 34 Genista1,856it
22 May 1916 U 34 Istros1,891gr
22 May 1916 U 34 Orealla1,876it
22 May 1916 U 34 Roberto G587it
23 May 1916 U 34 Cornigliano2,862it
23 May 1916 U 34 Regina593ru
30 May 1916 U 34 Julia Park2,900br
21 Aug 1916 U 34 Maria242it
22 Aug 1916 U 34 SAN PIETRO53it
24 Aug 1916 U 34 Alix141it
24 Aug 1916 U 34 Angelina153it
25 Aug 1916 U 34 Socoa2,772fr
27 Aug 1916 U 34 Torridon1,526it
28 Aug 1916 U 34 Gorgona861it
29 Aug 1916 U 34 Fede1,273it
31 Aug 1916 U 34 Santa Maria947it
31 Aug 1916 U 34 Nostra Signora Assunta1,256it
31 Aug 1916 U 34 Quinto836it
1 Sep 1916 U 34 Baron Yarborough1,784br
1 Sep 1916 U 34 Giuseppe180it
4 Sep 1916 U 34 Pasquale Lauro1,188it
4 Sep 1916 U 34 Silverstream1,224it
7 Sep 1916 U 34 Luigia917it
8 Sep 1916 U 34 Elizabeth Iv7,395nw
10 Sep 1916 U 34 Elli631gr
10 Sep 1916 U 34 Spiridon562gr
12 Sep 1916 U 34 Panaghia Akathistou421gr
26 Oct 1916 U 34 Valborg207da
28 Oct 1916 U 34 Germaine2,573gr
29 Oct 1916 U 34 Marie Therese219fr
2 Nov 1916 U 34 Giovanni Anteri Beretta332it
4 Nov 1916 U 34 Mogador1,364fr
8 Nov 1916 U 34 Luigi Pastro3,228it
8 Nov 1916 U 34 Sheldrake2,697br
 
12 Sep 1917 U 103 St. Margaret943br
12 Nov 1917 U 103 Depute Pierre Goujon4,121fr
16 Nov 1917 U 103 Garron Head1,933br
 
26 Jan 1918 U 103 Cork1,232br
29 Jan 1918 U 103 Glenfruin3,097br
17 Mar 1918 U 103 Cressida150br
17 Mar 1918 U 103 Sea Gull976br
18 Mar 1918 U 103 Grainton (d.)6,042br
20 Mar 1918 U 103 Kassanga3,015br
 184,606
80 ships sunk (174,655 tons) and 3 ships damaged (9,951 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
We have a picture of this vessel.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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