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

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

Decorations

Iron Cross 2nd class
Iron Cross 1st class
18 Aug 1918Hausorden von Hohenzollern

U-boat Commands

U 6511 May 1916 - 18 Jul 1918

Notes

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.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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