WWI U-boat commanders

Karl Vesper

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/07)

Successes
24 ships sunk with a total of 17,535 GRT
4 warships sunk with a total of 7,246 tons
1 ship damaged with a total of 4,125 GRT
2 warships damaged with a total of 16,804 tons
3 ships taken as prize with a total of 2,716 GRT

Born:11 Nov 1889  
Died:23 Dec 1984  


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Ranks

3 Apr 1907 Seekadett
21 Apr 1908 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1910 Leutnant zur See
27 Sep 1913 Oberleutnant zur See
14 Oct 1917 Kapitänleutnant
24 Nov 1919 Out of naval service
1 Dec 1931 Korvettenkapitän (Ergänzungsoffizier)

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Hanseatic Cross
23 Jul 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern

U-boat Commands

UC 410 Jun 1915 - 28 Dec 1915
UB 3118 Mar 1916 - 11 Aug 1916
UC 2725 Jul 1916 - 7 Feb 1917
UC 5812 Mar 1917 - 19 Apr 1918
U 781 Mar 1918 - 26 Apr 1918

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Karl Vesper

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
15 Aug 1915 UC 4  Ladoga6,136ru
16 Sep 1915 UC 4 Linnea (n-1)739ru
 
28 Oct 1916 UC 27 Kazanetz580ru
7 Nov 1916 UC 27 Letun (d.)1,260ru
19 Nov 1916 UC 27  Rurik (d.)15,544ru
22 Nov 1916 UC 27 Fugas150ru
18 Dec 1916 UC 27 Buki4,499ru
21 Dec 1916 UC 27 Skiftet336ru
 
19 May 1917 UC 58 Erik785sw
19 May 1917 UC 58  Göta (p.)1,128sw
19 May 1917 UC 58 Kjell235sw
19 May 1917 UC 58 Kyros221sw
19 May 1917 UC 58 Lizzie (p.)1,095sw
19 May 1917 UC 58 Märta (p.)493sw
19 May 1917 UC 58 OLGA83sw
19 May 1917 UC 58 Pauline168sw
19 May 1917 UC 58 Therese208sw
3 Jun 1917 UC 58 Sten Ii227ru
6 Jun 1917 UC 58 Edvard98sw
6 Jun 1917 UC 58 Elianna75sw
11 Jun 1917 UC 58 August120sw
15 Jun 1917 UC 58 Cleo92sw
7 Jul 1917 UC 58 Mt 1129ru
7 Jul 1917 UC 58 Mt 1429ru
14 Jul 1917 UC 58 BONUS111fi
10 Sep 1917 UC 58 SIMSunknownru
27 Nov 1917 UC 58 Bditelnyi380ru
30 Nov 1917 UC 58 Mt 125ru
29 Dec 1917 UC 58 Ennismore1,499br
 
1 Jan 1918 UC 58 Eriksholm2,632sw
12 Jan 1918 UC 58 Adolph Meyer807sw
11 Feb 1918 UC 58 Baku Standard3,708br
12 Feb 1918 UC 58  St. Magnus809br
13 Feb 1918 UC 58 Lackawanna (d.)4,125br
 48,426
31 ships sunk (27,497 tons) and 3 ships damaged (20,929 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(p.) means the ship was taken as prize (included in ships & tonnage lost).
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Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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