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  
Died:22 Jan 1966  

Otto Schultze

Ranks

27 Sep 1903 Leutnant zur See
21 Mar 1905 Oberleutnant zur See
22 Mar 1910 Kapitänleutnant
28 Apr 1918 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

   Empire Silver Medal Imtiaz with Scimitars
   Military Merit Cross
   Iron Half Moon
   Prussian Cross Twenty-fifth year of Service
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Iron Cross 2nd class
23 Jun 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
   U-Boat War Badge
18 Mar 1918  Pour le Mérite

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.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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