WWI U-boat commanders

Raimund Weisbach

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/05)

Successes
36 ships sunk with a total of 107,763 GRT
2 ships damaged with a total of 3,481 GRT

Born:16 Sep 1886 Breslau 
Died:16 Jun 1970 Hamburg 

Raimund Weisbach

Ranks

1 Apr 1905 Seekadett
7 Apr 1906 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1908 Leutnant zur See
27 Jan 1911 Oberleutnant zur See
24 Apr 1916 Kapitänleutnant
1 Aug 1924 Korvettenkapitän
1 Oct 1929 Fregattenkapitän
1 Oct 1937 Kapitän zur See (Ergänzungsoffizier)

Decorations

prewar  Order of Glory (Tunisia)
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)
 U-Boat War Badge

U-boat Commands

U 1916 Mar 1916 - 10 Aug 1916
U 8122 Aug 1916 - 1 May 1917

Notes

Raimund Weisbach was a Watch Officer (and torpedo officer) under Kapitänleutnant Walther Schwieger’s command when U 20 torpedoed S/S Lusitania on 7th May 1915. He prepared and fired the fatal torpedo, under Schwieger’s order. Back in Germany, he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class.

The World War One career of Kapitänleutnant Raimund Weisbach ended on 1st May 1917 when U 81 was torpedoed by the British submarine E 54. 24 members of the U-boat crew died. Weisbach, his watch officer Otto Walter and five other Germans survived. They spent the rest of the war as prisoners in Britain.

Ships hit by Raimund Weisbach

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
21 Apr 1916 U 19 FelicianaSteamer4,283br
22 Apr 1916 U 19 Jozsef Agost FoherzegSteamer2,680it
22 Apr 1916 U 19 RossSteamer2,666br
23 Apr 1916 U 19 ParisianaSteamer4,763br
23 Apr 1916 U 19 RibstonSteamer3,048br
25 Apr 1916 U 19 CarmanianSailing vessel1,840nw
1 Dec 1916 U 81  Douglassteamer1,177sw
19 Dec 1916 U 81 NystrandSteamer1,397nw
 
2 Feb 1917 U 81 SongdalSailing vessel2,090nw
3 Feb 1917 U 81 Port AdelaideSteamer8,181br
4 Feb 1917 U 81 MariaSailing vessel992it
5 Feb 1917 U 81 WartenfelsSteamer4,511br
7 Feb 1917 U 81 GravinaSteamer1,242br
8 Feb 1917 U 81 MantolaPassenger steamer8,253br
10 Feb 1917 U 81 NetherleeSteamer4,227br
12 Feb 1917 U 81 Hugo HamiltonAuxiliary motor2,577sw
10 Mar 1917 U 81  AlgolSteamer988nw
10 Mar 1917 U 81 SkreienSteamer415nw
13 Mar 1917 U 81 CorondaSteamer2,733br
14 Mar 1917 U 81 PaigntonSteamer2,017br
18 Mar 1917 U 81 PolaSteamer3,061br
18 Mar 1917 U 81 TrevoseSteamer3,112br
19 Mar 1917 U 81 Alnwick CastlePassenger steamer5,900br
19 Mar 1917 U 81 FrintonSteamer4,194br
22 Mar 1917 U 81 AttikaSteamer2,306nw
25 Mar 1917 U 81 C. SundtSteamer1,105nw
25 Mar 1917 U 81 GarantSteamer735nw
25 Mar 1917 U 81 LalySteamer1,880nw
24 Apr 1917 U 81 AmulreeSailing vessel1,145br
25 Apr 1917 U 81 GleneskSailing vessel1,369nw
25 Apr 1917 U 81 HeathfieldSailing vessel1,643br
25 Apr 1917 U 81 InvermaySailing vessel1,471br
27 Apr 1917 U 81 UranusSteamer3,978it
28 Apr 1917 U 81 Jose De LarrinagaSteamer5,017br
28 Apr 1917 U 81 TerenceSteamer4,309br
30 Apr 1917 U 81 Elisabeth (d.)Sailing vessel217da
1 May 1917 U 81 Dorie (d.)Steamer3,264br
1 May 1917 U 81 San UrbanoTanker6,458br
 111,244
36 ships sunk (107,763 tons) and 2 ships damaged (3,481 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
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Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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