WWI U-boat commanders

Hermann von Fischel

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/05)

Successes
44 ships sunk with a total of 71,936 GRT
2 ships damaged with a total of 6,493 GRT

Born:13 Jan 1887 Kiel 
Died:13 May 1950 in PoW camp at Moscow 


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Ranks

1 Apr 1905 Seekadett
7 Apr 1906 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1908 Leutnant zur See
27 Jan 1911 Oberleutnant zur See
24 Apr 1916 Kapitänleutnant
1 Oct 1924 Korvettenkapitän
1 Jan 1930 Fregattenkapitän
1 Oct 1931 Kapitän zur See
1 Oct 1935 Konteradmiral
1 Apr 1938 Vizeadmiral
1 Sep 1941 Admiral

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
18 Aug 1918  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
1918 or later  Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)
 Military Merit Cross
 Order of the Iron Crown
 Iron Half Moon

U-boat Commands

U 6511 May 1916 - 18 Jul 1918

Notes

Hermann von Fischel was the son of Admiral Max von Fischel. The Fischel family was taken into the nobility on June 15, 1908, allowing the use of “von” in the family name. Previous to that date, the future U-boat commander was known as Hermann Fischel.

Hermann von Fischel rose to the rank of admiral during WWII. He commanded the pocket battleship Deutschland from April 1933 through Dec 1935. Hermann retired from the navy in Dec 1944 but was captured by the Russians and died 5 years later near Moscow as a prisoner.

His son, Unno von Fischel, commanded the U-374 in WWII until its sinking on 12 Jan 1942. Unno and all but one of his men perished.

Ships hit by Hermann von Fischel

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
4 Dec 1916 U 65  Caledonia9,223br
 
17 Feb 1917 U 65  Athos12,644fr
24 Feb 1917 U 65 Venere290it
28 Feb 1917 U 65 EMANCIPATO30it
1 Mar 1917 U 65 Nicolaos1,215gr
1 Mar 1917 U 65 Teresina212it
2 Mar 1917 U 65 SAN VINCENZA F.52it
6 Mar 1917 U 65 Porto Di Smirne2,576it
1 Apr 1917 U 65 MARIA T.45it
1 Apr 1917 U 65 MARIA SANTISSIMA D. GRAZIE35it
2 Apr 1917 U 65 Britannia3,129br
3 Apr 1917 U 65 MARIA FERRARA106it
5 Apr 1917 U 65 Calliope3,829br
7 Apr 1917 U 65 Trefusis2,642br
8 Apr 1917 U 65 LUCIA138it
8 Apr 1917 U 65 PAPA GIAN BATTISTA138it
11 Apr 1917 U 65 Tremorvah3,654br
12 Apr 1917 U 65 Angela M.187it
21 May 1917 U 65 Ampleforth3,873br
21 May 1917 U 65 Don Diego3,632br
23 May 1917 U 65 England3,798br
23 May 1917 U 65 MARIA FEBRONIA ANTONINA55it
24 May 1917 U 65 Sant Antonio Di Padova184it
25 May 1917 U 65 Diego Russo113it
25 May 1917 U 65 NATALE MONACO57it
25 May 1917 U 65 ROSINA R.54it
25 May 1917 U 65 VINCENZINO C.54it
26 May 1917 U 65 ANGELO PADRE50it
26 May 1917 U 65 Umaria5,317br
27 May 1917 U 65 Luigi137it
27 May 1917 U 65 MARIA GIUSEPPE26it
4 Jun 1917 U 65 Manchester Trader3,938br
7 Jun 1917 U 65 Rosa M64it
5 Jul 1917 U 65 Ciboure2,388fr
6 Jul 1917 U 65 ROMA52it
8 Jul 1917 U 65 L'immortale Leone133it
24 Nov 1917 U 65 Enna1,814it
1 Dec 1917 U 65 Citta Di Sassari2,167it
2 Dec 1917 U 65 CARLINO94it
2 Dec 1917 U 65 LA MARGHERITA41it
2 Dec 1917 U 65 San Antonio Il Vittorioso45it
3 Dec 1917 U 65 Angelo (d.)542it
 
25 Jan 1918 U 65 Giuseppe O.74it
27 Jun 1918 U 65 Sotolongo3,009sp
1 Jul 1918 U 65 Monte Cristo622fr
4 Jul 1918 U 65 Merida (d.)5,951br
 78,429
44 ships sunk (71,936 tons) and 2 ships damaged (6,493 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
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Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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