WWI U-boat commanders

Friedrich Karl Sichart von Sichartshofen

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/06)

1 ship damaged with a total of 139 GRT
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 259 GRT

Born:6 Dec 1887  

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1 Apr 1906 Seekadett
6 Apr 1907 Fähnrich zur See
30 Sep 1909 Leutnant zur See
9 Nov 1909 Leutnant der Reserve der Matrosenartillerie
28 Nov 1912 Oberleutnant der Reserve der Matrosenartillerie
1 Feb 1913 Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve
22 Mar 1914 Oberleutnant zur See
10 Nov 1919 Out of naval service


 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Military Merit Order (Bavaria)

U-boat Commands

UB 4125 Aug 1916 - 20 Mar 1917


Sichart von Sichartshofen had an odd career path — receiving a commission as Leutnant zur See, then transferring to the reserves of marine (land) artillery and then the sea officer reserves before returning to active duty, all in a five-year period before World War I. The trip through the reserves effectively placed Sichart von Sichartshofen near the tail end of Crew 1907 when he returned to active service in 1914. Sichart von Sichartshofen would take an addition absence from duty, resulting in his seniority date being adjusted to May 2, 1915, at the bottom of Crew 1909 Oberleutnants zur See.

Ships hit by Friedrich Karl Sichart von Sichartshofen

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
21 Nov 1916 UB 41 Thyholmen (p.)Auxiliary motor259nw
18 Jan 1917 UB 41 Cetus (d.)Trawler139br
1 ships sunk (259 tons) and 1 ship damaged (139 tons).

(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(p.) means the ship was taken as prize (included in ships & tonnage lost).

Media links

Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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