WWI U-boat commanders

Freiherr Wilhelm von Fircks

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/01)

Successes
14 ships sunk with a total of 28,050 GRT
1 ship damaged with a total of 6,526 GRT

Born:31 Dec 1881 Berlin 
Died:14 May 1917 Horns Reef 


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Ranks

10 Apr 1901 Seekadett
22 Apr 1902 Fähnrich zur See
29 Sep 1904 Leutnant zur See
30 Mar 1906 Oberleutnant zur See
11 Nov 1911 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class

U-boat Commands

U 597 Sep 1916 - 14 May 1917 (+)

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Wilhelm von Fircks

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
7 Dec 1916 U 59 AugustSailing vessel341sw
8 Dec 1916 U 59 HarrySailing vessel81sw
 
13 Jan 1917 U 59 SolvangSteamer2,970nw
16 Jan 1917 U 59 BrennSailing vessel2,189fr
19 Jan 1917 U 59 GaeaSteamer1,002nw
23 Jan 1917 U 59 SardiniaSteamer1,500nw
19 Mar 1917 U 59 CharloisTanker2,786nl
20 Mar 1917 U 59  GurreSteamer2,866da
21 Mar 1917 U 59 NajadeSailing vessel1,752nw
31 Mar 1917 U 59 Valacia (d.)Steamer6,526br
2 Apr 1917 U 59 SnespurvenSailing vessel1,409nw
5 Apr 1917 U 59 CanadianPassenger steamer9,309br
6 Apr 1917 U 59 Amiral L’hermiteSailing vessel156fr
6 Apr 1917 U 59 RolandSailing vessel135fr
9 Apr 1917 U 59  Fremad ISailing vessel1,554nw
 34,576
14 ships sunk (28,050 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,526 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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