WWI U-boat commanders

Hellmuth von Ruckteschell

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/09)

Successes
20 ships sunk with a total of 25,985 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,290 tons
2 ships damaged with a total of 7,621 GRT
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 185 GRT

Born:23 Mar 1890 Hamburg 
Died:24 Sep 1948 Hamburg-Fuhlbüttel 

Hellmuth von Ruckteschell

Ranks

1 Apr 1909 Seekadett
12 Apr 1910 Fähnrich zur See
19 Sep 1912 Leutnant zur See
2 May 1915 Oberleutnant zur See
24 Nov 1919 Out of naval service
27 Dec 1919 Kapitänleutnant (Charakter)

Decorations

10 Oct 1915  Iron Cross 2nd class
29 May 1916  Hanseatic Cross
3 Nov 1916  Iron Cross 1st class
13 Aug 1918  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
22 Jun 1940  Clasp to the Iron Cross II Class
1940  Clasp to the Iron Cross I Class
31 Oct 1940  Knight's Cross (WWII)
8 Mar 1943  Order of the Sacred Treasure (Japan)

U-boat Commands

UB 341 Sep 1917 - 30 Mar 1918
U 5423 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918

Notes

02.03.16 zur U-Boot-Waffe, W.O. auf U 3 und U 57, ab 24.8.17 Kdt. UB 34 und U 54 05.09.39 als Reservist zur Baubelehrung, KM-Dienststelle Bremen 28.12.39 Kdt. Minenschiff Cobra 16.01.40 Kdt. Hilfskreuzer Widder __.12.40 Baubelehrung, ab 17.9.41 Kdt. Hilfskreuzer Michel 03.03.43 - 08.05.45 z.Verf. Marineattaché Tokio, anschl. Internierung und Kriegsgefangenschaft Died in the Hamburg-Fuhlbüttel prison shortly after hearing that he was to be released due to his deteriorating heart condition.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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