WWI U-boat commanders

Otto Wünsche

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/02)

Successes
76 ships sunk with a total of 152,340 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,290 tons
6 ships damaged with a total of 25,317 GRT

Born:28 Sep 1884 Duisburg 
Died:29 Mar 1919 Kiel 

Otto Wünsche

Ranks

1 Apr 1902 Seekadett
11 Apr 1903 Fähnrich zur See
29 Sep 1905 Leutnant zur See
30 Mar 1908 Oberleutnant zur See
15 Nov 1913 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)
14 May 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
20 Dec 1917  Pour le Mérite

U-boat Commands

U 259 May 1914 - 15 Sep 1915
U 7022 Sep 1915 - 15 Sep 1918
U 9714 Oct 1917 - 12 Jan 1918
U 1267 Oct 1918 - 11 Nov 1918

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Otto Wünsche

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
7 Jun 1915 U 25 GlittertindSteamer717nw
7 Jun 1915 U 25 NottinghamTrawler165br
7 Jun 1915 U 25 PentlandTrawler204br
7 Jun 1915 U 25 SaturnTrawler183br
7 Jun 1915 U 25 VelocityTrawler186br
9 Jun 1915 U 25 CardiffTrawler163br
9 Jun 1915 U 25 CastorTrawler182br
9 Jun 1915 U 25 J. LeymanTrawler197br
9 Jun 1915 U 25 TunisianTrawler211br
4 Jul 1915 U 25 SunbeamSailing vessel132br
8 Jul 1915 U 25 AnnaSteamer2,000ru
8 Jul 1915 U 25  GuidoSteamer2,093br
9 Jul 1915 U 25 NordaasSteamer1,111nw
11 Jul 1915 U 25 HaintonTrawler156br
11 Jul 1915 U 25 SyrianTrawler176br
11 Jul 1915 U 25 Fleetwood (d.)Trawler163br
6 Aug 1915 U 25 MajSteamer920sw
7 Aug 1915 U 25 NormanSailing vessel1,060nw
10 Aug 1915 U 25 AuraSteamer396nw
14 Aug 1915 U 25 AlbisSteamer1,381nw
17 Aug 1915 U 25 MineralSteamer649nw
19 Aug 1915 U 25 BrasSteamer1,863nw
 
16 Mar 1916 U 70 Berwindvale (d.)Steamer5,242br
16 Mar 1916 U 70 WillieSailing vessel185br
17 Mar 1916 U 70 LindfieldSailing vessel2,230nw
22 Mar 1916 U 70 BougainvilleSailing vessel2,248fr
24 Mar 1916 U 70 Fenay BridgeSteamer3,838br
28 Mar 1916 U 70 Eagle PointSteamer5,222br
2 Apr 1916 U 70  Arenasteamer1,019nw
17 Dec 1916 U 70 PascalSteamer5,587br
18 Dec 1916 U 70 Eugene GastonSailing vessel184fr
18 Dec 1916 U 70 FlimstonSteamer5,751br
18 Dec 1916 U 70 HirondelleSailing vessel148fr
22 Dec 1916 U 70 AvantiSteamer1,673it
22 Dec 1916 U 70 Thyra (d.)Steamer749nw
24 Dec 1916 U 70 Harry W. AdamsSailing vessel127br
26 Dec 1916 U 70 Spin-awaySailing vessel95br
30 Dec 1916 U 70 BorreSteamer741nw
30 Dec 1916 U 70 EddaSteamer1,138nw
 
1 Jan 1917 U 70 TsiropinasSteamer3,015gr
2 Jan 1917 U 70 AconcaguaSailing vessel1,313fr
2 Jan 1917 U 70 OddaSteamer1,101nw
2 Jan 1917 U 70 San LeandroSteamer1,616sp
4 Jan 1917 U 70 RubySailing vessel949ru
9 Jan 1917 U 70 ExcellentSteamer1,944br
27 Feb 1917 U 70 San Patricio (d.)Tanker9,712br
3 Mar 1917 U 70 KincardineSteamer4,108br
9 Mar 1917 U 70 InverlogieSailing vessel2,347br
10 Mar 1917 U 70 MediterraneanSailing vessel105br
10 Mar 1917 U 70 T. CrowleySailing vessel97br
12 Mar 1917 U 70 Winnebago (d.)Tanker4,666br
13 Mar 1917 U 70 AlmaSailing vessel335ru
13 Mar 1917 U 70 Elizabeth EleanorSailing vessel169br
13 Mar 1917 U 70 PeraSailing vessel1,737ru
15 Mar 1917 U 70 BalaguierSteamer2,293fr
15 Mar 1917 U 70 CirceSteamer4,133fr
16 Mar 1917 U 70 Norma PrattSteamer4,416br
16 Mar 1917 U 70 Vigilanciasteamer4,115am
18 Mar 1917 U 70 Joshua Nicholsonsteamer1,853br
21 Apr 1917 U 70 SebekSteamer4,601br
24 Apr 1917 U 70 Clan GalbraithFishing vessel (sail)2,168nw
24 Apr 1917 U 70 EosSailing vessel179da
24 Apr 1917 U 70 ValkyrianSailing vessel233sw
24 Apr 1917 U 70 VestdalSailing vessel1,690nw
26 Apr 1917 U 70 HarfleteSteamer4,814br
27 Apr 1917 U 70 Manchester CitizenSteamer4,251br
28 Apr 1917 U 70 Anne MarieSailing vessel441nw
29 Apr 1917 U 70 DalebySteamer3,628br
30 Apr 1917 U 70 DelamereSteamer1,525br
4 Jun 1917 U 70 SouthlandPassenger steamer11,899br
9 Jun 1917 U 70 AppledoreSteamer3,843br
9 Jun 1917 U 70 EgyptianaSteamer3,818br
9 Jun 1917 U 70 HarburySteamer4,572br
10 Jun 1917 U 70 GaliciaSteamer1,400br
11 Jun 1917 U 70 City Of PerthSteamer3,427br
18 Jun 1917 U 70 Queen AdelaideSteamer4,965br
19 Jun 1917 U 70 BuffaloSteamer4,106br
25 Aug 1917 U 70  MaldaPassenger steamer7,896br
22 Nov 1917 U 97 ConoviumSailing vessel86br
22 Nov 1917 U 97 ElsenaSteamer335br
22 Nov 1917 U 97 Hartland (d.)Steamer4,785br
 
5 May 1918 U 70 RhododendronSloop1,290br
7 Jul 1918 U 70 CarlSteamer2,486da
 178,947
77 ships sunk (153,630 tons) and 6 ships damaged (25,317 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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