WWI U-boat commanders

Otto Schultze

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 4/00)

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


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


   Empire Silver Medal Imtiaz with Scimitars
   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


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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