WWI U-boat commanders

Heinrich von Hennig

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/02)

No ships sunk or damaged

Born:10 May 1883 Dembrowalonka, West Prussia 
Died:29 Nov 1947 Kiel 

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1 Apr 1902 Seekadett
11 Apr 1903 Fähnrich zur See
29 Sep 1905 Leutnant zur See
7 Dec 1907 Oberleutnant zur See
22 Mar 1913 Kapitänleutnant
1 Jan 1921 Korvettenkapitän
1 Jan 1928 Fregattenkapitän
1 Jan 1929 Kapitän zur See
30 Sep 1931 Out of naval service


21 May 1908  Lifesaving Medal
2 Sep 1909  House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis (Oldenburg)
 Iron Cross 2nd class
1918 or later  Iron Cross 1st class
 U-Boat War Badge

U-boat Commands

U 181 Aug 1914 - 23 Nov 1914


Heinrich von Hennig became a POW on 23 Now 1914 when his U 18 was sunk near Scapa Flow. Hennig had hust made the incredible discovery that the main Royal Navy anchorage at Scapa Flow was very poorly protected and was enroute to base with this vital information when he was sunk. The loss of his boat made the German Navy assume the base was heavily defended.

Ships hit by Heinrich von Hennig

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Media links

Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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