WWI U-boat commanders

Otto Schultze

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 4/00)

Successes
53 ships sunk with a total of 132,567 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 5,250 tons
7 ships damaged with a total of 28,753 GRT
2 warships damaged with a total of 2,540 tons

Born:11 May 1884 Oldenburg 
Died:22 Jan 1966 Hamburg 

Otto Schultze

Ranks

7 Apr 1900 Seekadett
19 Apr 1901 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1903 Leutnant zur See
21 Mar 1905 Oberleutnant zur See
22 Mar 1910 Kapitänleutnant
28 Apr 1918 Korvettenkapitän
1 Apr 1925 Fregattenkapitän
1 Jan 1928 Kapitän zur See

Decorations

   Liakat Medal
   Military Merit Cross
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)
   Iron Half Moon
23 Jun 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
 Order of the Iron Crown
18 Mar 1918  Pour le Mérite
1918 or later  House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis (Oldenburg)
   U-Boat War Badge
   Prussian Cross Twenty-fifth year of Service
31 Aug 1942  German Cross in Silver (WWII)

U-boat Commands

U 6311 Mar 1916 - 27 Aug 1917
U 6315 Oct 1917 - 24 Dec 1917

Notes

Awarded the Pour le Mérite for outstanding leadership and distinguished naval planning and successful submarine operations. He sank a total of 175.000 BRT of enemy shipping, among these the British cruiser HMS Falmouth and the troop transport SS Transylvania and two other transports.

Ships hit by Otto Schultze

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
4 Jul 1916 U 63  Rosemary (d.)1,250br
20 Aug 1916 U 63  Falmouth5,250br
23 Oct 1916 U 63 Bayreaulx3,009br
28 Oct 1916 U 63 Lanao692am
28 Oct 1916 U 63 Rio Pirahy3,561br
28 Oct 1916 U 63 Selene3,955it
28 Oct 1916 U 63 Torsdal3,621nw
29 Oct 1916 U 63 Massalia2,186gr
29 Oct 1916 U 63 Meroë3,552br
29 Oct 1916 U 63 Torino1,850br
31 Oct 1916 U 63 Delto3,193nw
31 Oct 1916 U 63 Fedelta1,906it
27 Nov 1916 U 63 Maude Larssen1,222br
28 Nov 1916 U 63  Sigurd2,119da
30 Nov 1916 U 63 Roma125br
2 Dec 1916 U 63 LUIGI C.71it
2 Dec 1916 U 63 Roma643it
3 Dec 1916 U 63 Perugia4,348br
5 Dec 1916 U 63 Grigorios Anghelatos3,635gr
11 Dec 1916 U 63  Magellan6,027fr
11 Dec 1916 U 63  Sinai4,624fr
 
25 Mar 1917 U 63 Vellore4,926br
26 Mar 1917 U 63 L. Rahmanich79ag
1 Apr 1917 U 63 Zambesi3,759br
4 Apr 1917 U 63 Margit2,490br
5 Apr 1917 U 63 Solstad4,147nw
5 Apr 1917 U 63 Kangaroo (d.)4,348br
28 Apr 1917 U 63 Carmelo Padre74it
28 Apr 1917 U 63 GIUSEPPE PADRE I102it
28 Apr 1917 U 63 GIUSEPPINA G.100it
28 Apr 1917 U 63 I DUE FRATELLI P.100it
28 Apr 1917 U 63 Karonga4,665br
28 Apr 1917 U 63 NATALE B.55it
28 Apr 1917 U 63 SAN FRANCESCO DI PAOLA41it
3 May 1917 U 63 Washington5,080br
4 May 1917 U 63  Transylvania14,348br
5 May 1917 U 63 Talawa (d.)3,834br
7 May 1917 U 63 Crown Of Leon (d.)3,391br
14 May 1917 U 63 Francesco Raiola181it
14 May 1917 U 63 Volga (d.)4,404br
15 May 1917 U 63 Ferrara (d.)5,660it
22 Jun 1917 U 63  Himalaya5,620fr
23 Jun 1917 U 63 Craonne777fr
23 Jun 1917 U 63 Kalypso Vergotti2,819gr
26 Jun 1917 U 63 Birdoswald4,013br
27 Jun 1917 U 63 Tong Hong2,184br
30 Jun 1917 U 63 Alkelda98it
30 Jun 1917 U 63 Enrichetta3,638it
1 Jul 1917 U 63 Marie118fr
2 Jul 1917 U 63 Argentario739it
3 Jul 1917 U 63 IMMACOLATINA54it
5 Nov 1917 U 63 Hilda R.136br
5 Nov 1917 U 63  Kai1,391da
6 Nov 1917 U 63 Peveril1,459br
8 Nov 1917 U 63 Candytuft (d.)1,290br
8 Nov 1917 U 63 Benledi (d.)3,931br
9 Nov 1917 U 63 Ardglamis4,540br
14 Nov 1917 U 63 Trowbridge3,712br
16 Nov 1917 U 63 Gasconia3,801br
16 Nov 1917 U 63 Kyno3,034br
18 Nov 1917 U 63 Huntsgulf (d.)3,185br
20 Nov 1917 U 63 Commendatore Carlo Bruno813it
21 Nov 1917 U 63  Mossoul3,135fr
 169,110
54 ships sunk (137,817 tons) and 9 ships damaged (31,293 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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