WWI U-boat commanders

Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/05)

Successes
74 ships sunk with a total of 109,971 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,250 tons
8 ships damaged with a total of 19,869 GRT

Born:27 Aug 1886 Oberndorf bei Schweinfurt 
Died:26 Sep 1957 Köln 

Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg

Ranks

1 Apr 1905 Seekadett
7 Apr 1906 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1908 Leutnant zur See
27 Jan 1911 Oberleutnant zur See
19 Apr 1916 Kapitänleutnant
28 Aug 1920 Out of naval service
30 Jan 1938 SS Ostuf
30 Jan 1939 SS Hstuf
27 Aug 1939 char.Korvettenkapitän
1 Jun 1940 Korvettenkapitän z.V.
1 Jul 1942 Fregattenkapitän z.V.

Decorations

prewar  Order of the Crown
 Iron Cross 2nd class
15 Dec 1915  Military Merit Order (Bavaria)
   Hanseatic Cross
 Iron Cross 1st class
18 Aug 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
24 Apr 1918  Pour le Mérite
25 Apr 1918  Military Order of Max Joseph (Bavaria)
   U-Boat War Badge
   Prussian Cross Twenty-fifth year of Service
   Honor Cross for Combatants
15 Feb 1945  German Cross in Silver (WWII)
 War Merit Cross 1st Class
 War Merit Cross 2nd Class

U-boat Commands

U 576 Jul 1916 - 19 Dec 1917
U 10120 Dec 1917 - 17 Jun 1918

Notes

Von Georg entered the Kaiserliche Marine as Seekadett in 1905 and served on the armoured cruisers SMS Fürst Bismarck and SMS Scharnhorst in the East Asia Squadron. Between 1914 and 1916 served as watch officer on the light cruisers SMS Kolberg and SMS Regensburg and then went to the U-boat school. He became commander of U-57 and U-101 and was later appointed to command U-148 which was still under construction when the war ended.

Received the Pour le Mérite in recognition of his claimed successes of sinking a total of 200.187 GRT of enemy merchant shipping and one British light cruiser (this was in fact the sloop HMS Genista). Also received the Order of Max Joseph which gave him the noble title of Ritter von by the Bavarian king Ludwig III on 23 June 1918.

In 1919 he joined the famous Marine Brigade von Löwenfeldt until he left the military service on 28 August 1920. Von Georg was charged as war criminal by the British but acquitted in 1923. As civilian he worked as director and board member in the metal industry and joined the SS on 30 January 1938. Returning to military service in 1939 he became the chief of the Gruppe für Rüstungsfragen (OKM/K III R) in the Hauptamt Kriegsschiffbau (branch office for arms questions of the department for warship building) on 15 October 1939. When this branch was dissolved in April 1943 he led the special staff of the Kriegsmarine in the staff of the Ministry of Armaments and War Production in Milan, Italy.

Taken prisoner at the end of the war he was released on 19 December 1947.

Ships hit by Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Ranee (D.)194br
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Albatross158br
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Aphelion197br
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Briton134br
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Devonshire148br
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Laila807nw
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Marguerite151br
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Otter123br
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Sunshine185br
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Tarantula155br
24 Sep 1916 U 57 Otterhound150br
25 Sep 1916 U 57 Cynthia133br
25 Sep 1916 U 57 Fisher Prince125br
25 Sep 1916 U 57 Gamecock151br
25 Sep 1916 U 57 Harrier162br
25 Sep 1916 U 57 Loch Ness176br
25 Sep 1916 U 57 Nil Desperandum148br
25 Sep 1916 U 57 Quebec133br
25 Sep 1916 U 57 Seal135br
25 Sep 1916 U 57 St. Hilda94br
25 Sep 1916 U 57 Trinidad147br
23 Oct 1916 U 57 Genista1,250br
26 Oct 1916 U 57  Rowanmore10,320br
30 Oct 1916 U 57 Floreal163br
31 Oct 1916 U 57 Saturn1,108nw
 
18 Jan 1917 U 57 Manchester Inventor4,247br
22 Jan 1917 U 57 Euphrates2,809be
22 Jan 1917 U 57 Minho179pt
22 Jan 1917 U 57 Trevean3,081br
26 Jan 1917 U 57 Bisagno2,252it
22 Mar 1917 U 57 Sirius1,053nw
27 Mar 1917 U 57 Holgate2,604br
28 Mar 1917 U 57 Gafsa3,974br
29 Mar 1917 U 57 Crispin3,965br
29 Mar 1917 U 57 Lincolnshire3,965br
30 Mar 1917 U 57 Lady Patricia (d.)1,372br
31 Mar 1917 U 57 Braefield427br
5 Apr 1917 U 57 Ebenezer181da
12 May 1917 U 57 Refugio2,642br
14 May 1917 U 57 Arlington Court (d.)4,346br
19 May 1917 U 57 Farnham3,102br
24 May 1917 U 57 Belgian3,657br
1 Jun 1917 U 57 Teal141br
2 Jul 1917 U 57 Mayflower55sw
5 Jul 1917 U 57 Cuyahoga4,586br
7 Jul 1917 U 57 Tarquah3,859br
8 Jul 1917 U 57 Pegu6,348br
10 Jul 1917 U 57 Garmoyle1,229br
16 Jul 1917 U 57 Benguela (d.)5,530br
8 Oct 1917 U 57 Aylevarroo908br
8 Oct 1917 U 57 Richard De Larrinaga5,591br
12 Oct 1917 U 57 Cape Corso (d.)3,890br
12 Oct 1917 U 57 Georgios Markettos2,269gr
13 Oct 1917 U 57 Diu5,556pt
14 Oct 1917 U 57 East Wales4,321br
20 Oct 1917 U 57 Norden703sw
28 Nov 1917 U 57  Perm1,312da
29 Nov 1917 U 57 Pierre112fr
30 Nov 1917 U 57 Courage51br
30 Nov 1917 U 57 Gazelle40br
3 Dec 1917 U 57 Copeland1,184br
6 Dec 1917 U 57 Saint Antoine De Padoue (d.)355fr
 
19 Jan 1918 U 101 St. Clair (d.)621br
1 Feb 1918 U 101 Kindly Light116br
2 Feb 1918 U 101 Marie Magdeleine115fr
2 Feb 1918 U 101 Sofie354br
3 Feb 1918 U 101 Nikolaos (d.)3,561it
5 Feb 1918 U 101 Mexico City5,078br
20 Mar 1918 U 101 Glenford494br
22 Mar 1918 U 101 Trinidad2,592br
23 Mar 1918 U 101 Jane Gray124br
24 Mar 1918 U 101 John G. Walter258br
27 Mar 1918 U 101 Allendale2,153br
30 Mar 1918 U 101 Lough Fisher418br
2 Apr 1918 U 101 Solway Queen307br
14 May 1918 U 101 Embla157da
26 May 1918 U 101 Princess Royal1,986br
27 May 1918 U 101 Moliere1,545fr
28 May 1918 U 101 Flora209fr
29 May 1918 U 101 Souvenir549da
30 May 1918 U 101 Waneta1,683br
31 May 1918 U 101 Pretty Polly19br
3 Jun 1918 U 101 St. John’s208br
 131,090
76 ships sunk (111,415 tons) and 7 ships damaged (19,675 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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