WWI U-boat commanders

Otto Dröscher

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/02)

Successes
37 ships sunk with a total of 54,308 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 810 tons
5 ships damaged with a total of 24,177 GRT
1 warship damaged with a total of 18,000 tons
3 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,509 GRT

Born:4 Mar 1884  
Died:  


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Ranks

1 Apr 1902 Seekadett
11 Apr 1903 Fähnrich zur See
29 Sep 1905 Leutnant zur See
30 Mar 1908 Oberleutnant zur See
22 Mar 1914 Kapitänleutnant
22 Nov 1919 Out of naval service
28 Feb 1920 Korvettenkapitän (Charakter)

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
29 Oct 1918  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern

U-boat Commands

U 205 Aug 1913 - 15 Dec 1914
U 1417 Dec 1914 - 15 Apr 1915
U 7820 Apr 1916 - 15 Jan 1918
U 7927 Oct 1917 - 23 Nov 1917
U 7128 Nov 1917 - 27 Jan 1918
U 11728 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Otto Dröscher

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
16 Jul 1916 U 78 Vidar (p.)Steamer2,178sw
5 Aug 1916 U 78 ArandaSteamer1,838nw
2 Sep 1916 U 78 KelviniaSteamer5,039br
26 Sep 1916 U 78 Loch ShielNavy trawler216br
21 Oct 1916 U 78 Atle Jarl (p.)Steamer1,249nw
16 Nov 1916 U 78 VegaPassenger steamer1,204nw
13 Dec 1916 U 78 Kursk (d.)Passenger steamer7,869ru
 
7 Feb 1917 U 78 VäringSteamer2,107sw
13 Feb 1917 U 78 BarnsleyTrawler144br
15 Feb 1917 U 78 StralsundSteamer510nw
3 Mar 1917 U 78 MeldonSteamer2,514br
2 Apr 1917 U 78 SagittaSailing vessel1,981nw
2 Apr 1917 U 78 Tithonus (d.)Armed boarding steamer3,463br
4 Apr 1917 U 78 Vladimir ReitzSteamer2,128da
5 Apr 1917 U 78  BrisSailing vessel101da
7 Apr 1917 U 78 JasonMinesweeper810br
13 Apr 1917 U 78 StrathconaSteamer1,881ca
14 Apr 1917 U 78 AndromacheTrawler313br
19 Apr 1917 U 78 LobeliaNavy Trawler184br
17 Jun 1917 U 78 ForneboSteamer4,259br
12 Dec 1917 U 71 AmadavatTrawler171br
13 Dec 1917 U 78 ArnewoodSteamer2,259br
31 Dec 1917 U 71 De Hoop (p.)Auxiliary motor82nl
 
10 Aug 1918 U 117 Aleda MayMotor fishing vessel31am
10 Aug 1918 U 117 CruiserMotor fishing vessel28am
10 Aug 1918 U 117 Earl & NettieMotor fishing vessel24am
10 Aug 1918 U 117 Katie L. PalmerMotor fishing vessel31am
10 Aug 1918 U 117 Mary E. SennettMotor fishing vessel26am
10 Aug 1918 U 117 ProgressMotor fishing vessel34am
10 Aug 1918 U 117 RelianceMotor fishing vessel19am
10 Aug 1918 U 117 William H. StarbuckMotor fishing vessel53am
12 Aug 1918 U 117  SommerstadSteamer3,875nw
13 Aug 1918 U 117 Frederic R. Kellogg (d.)Tanker7,127am
14 Aug 1918 U 117 Dorothy B. BarrettSailing vessel2,088am
15 Aug 1918 U 117 MadrugadaAuxiliary motor1,613am
16 Aug 1918 U 117 MirloTanker6,978br
17 Aug 1918 U 117 NordhavSailing vessel2,846nw
20 Aug 1918 U 117 Ansaldo Iii° (d.)Steamer5,310it
24 Aug 1918 U 117 Bianca (d.)Auxiliary motor408br
26 Aug 1918 U 117 RushMotor fishing vessel145am
27 Aug 1918 U 117 BergsdalenSteamer2,555nw
30 Aug 1918 U 117 Elsie PorterFishing vessel (sail)136br
30 Aug 1918 U 117 POTENTATESailing vessel136br
29 Sep 1918 U 117  Minnesota (d.)Battleship18,000am
4 Oct 1918 U 117 San SabaSteamer2,458am
27 Oct 1918 U 117 ChaparraSteamer1,510cu
9 Nov 1918 U 117 SaetiaSteamer2,873am
 100,804
41 ships sunk (58,627 tons) and 6 ships damaged (42,177 tons).


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


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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