WWI U-boat commanders

Kurt Hartwig

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/05)

Successes
43 ships sunk with a total of 139,082 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 14,000 tons
6 ships damaged with a total of 27,902 GRT

Born:21 Jan 1887  
Died:16 Oct 1972  

Kurt Hartwig

Ranks

1 Apr 1905 Seekadett
7 Apr 1906 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1908 Leutnant zur See
5 Sep 1911 Oberleutnant zur See
24 Apr 1916 Kapitänleutnant
16 Aug 1920 Out of naval service

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
20 Jan 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
1918  U-Boat War Badge
3 Oct 1918  Pour le Mérite

U-boat Commands

U 3218 Mar 1916 - 15 Feb 1918
U 6325 Dec 1917 - 11 Nov 1918

Notes

Was awarded the Pour le Mérite on the 3rd October 1918 in recognition of outstanding leadership and distinguished naval planning and successful submarine operations. Also given in recognition of the sinking of over 190.000 BRT of enemy shipping, including the warship HMS Cornwallis while in command of U32.

Ships hit by Kurt Hartwig

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
18 Oct 1916 U 32 AtheneSteamer1,847nw
30 Oct 1916 U 32 Marquis BacquehemSteamer4,396br
30 Oct 1916 U 32 VertunnoSteamer3,239it
27 Nov 1916 U 32 City Of BirminghamPassenger steamer7,498br
27 Nov 1916 U 32  KarnakPassenger steamer6,816fr
30 Nov 1916 U 32 S. AntonioSailing vessel611it
1 Dec 1916 U 32 Cuore Di GesuSailing vessel199it
1 Dec 1916 U 32 LAMPOSailing vessel59it
2 Dec 1916 U 32 Angela Madre G.Sailing vessel155it
3 Dec 1916 U 32 Lucellum (d.)Tanker5,184br
6 Dec 1916 U 32 CampaniaSteamer4,297it
8 Dec 1916 U 32 CARMELINA DOMINICISailing vessel94it
12 Dec 1916 U 32 Saint UrsulaSteamer5,011br
 
7 Jan 1917 U 32 Rosalia L.Steamer7,186it
9 Jan 1917 U 32 CornwallisBattleship14,000br
10 Apr 1917 U 32 Porto Di RodiSteamer2,480it
12 Apr 1917 U 32 KildaleSteamer3,830br
17 Apr 1917 U 32 CostanteSteamer3,479it
18 Apr 1917 U 32 RinaldoSteamer4,321br
21 Apr 1917 U 32 GiosueSailing vessel140it
12 May 1917 U 32 Locksley HallSteamer3,635br
24 May 1917 U 32 BiarritzSteamer2,758fr
16 Jul 1917 U 32 KhephrenSteamer2,774br
16 Jul 1917 U 32 Porto Di AdaliaSteamer4,073it
17 Jul 1917 U 32 Virent (d.)Steamer3,771br
19 Jul 1917 U 32 VarvaraSteamer1,316gr
20 Sep 1917 U 32 KurdistanSteamer3,720br
22 Sep 1917 U 32 CarolineSailing vessel 107fr
24 Sep 1917 U 32 IristonSteamer3,221br
29 Sep 1917 U 32 SanwenSteamer3,689br
4 Oct 1917 U 32 Constantinos EmbiricosSteamer2,611gr
4 Oct 1917 U 32 Nicolaos RoussosSteamer2,421gr
10 Oct 1917 U 32 TransporteurSteamer1,812fr
 
5 Jan 1918 U 63 Rio ClaroSteamer3,687br
8 Jan 1918 U 63 San GuglielmoPassenger steamer8,145it
15 Jan 1918 U 63 Bonanovasteamer933sp
18 Jan 1918 U 63 Maria P.Sailing vessel263br
18 Jan 1918 U 63 Ville De BordeauxSteamer4,857fr
22 Jan 1918 U 63 Anglo-canadianSteamer4,239br
22 Jan 1918 U 63 Manchester SpinnerSteamer4,247br
19 May 1918 U 63 Saxilby (d.)Steamer3,630br
19 May 1918 U 63 SnowdonSteamer3,189br
24 May 1918 U 63 Elysia (d.)Steamer6,397br
30 May 1918 U 63 Antinous (d.)Steamer3,682br
30 May 1918 U 63 Asiatic PrinceSteamer2,887br
30 May 1918 U 63 AymericSteamer4,363br
11 Aug 1918 U 63 City Of AdelaideSteamer8,389br
12 Aug 1918 U 63 G6Navy Trawler213it
24 Aug 1918 U 63 Delphinula (d.)Tanker5,238br
16 Oct 1918 U 63 War CouncilSteamer5,875br
 180,984
44 ships sunk (153,082 tons) and 6 ships damaged (27,902 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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