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

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

Was awarded the Pour le Mérite on the 20th December 1917. For outstanding leadership and distinguished naval planning and successful operations of the submarine U97.

While in command of U25, U70 and U97 he sank a total of 182.000 BRT of Allied shipping.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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