WWI U-boat commanders

Freiherr Georg-Günther von Forstner

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 4/00)

Successes
24 ships sunk with a total of 54,587 GRT
2 ships damaged with a total of 10,511 GRT
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,226 GRT

Born:21 Nov 1882  
Died:29 Oct 1940  


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Ranks

7 Apr 1900 Seekadett
19 Apr 1901 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1903 Leutnant zur See
21 Mar 1905 Oberleutnant zur See
22 Mar 1910 Kapitänleutnant
28 Apr 1918 Korvettenkapitän
9 Jul 1919 Out of naval service

Decorations

20 Nov 1906  Lifesaving Medal
18 Feb 1911  Order of the Red Eagle
prewar  Order of Leopold (Belgium)
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)

U-boat Commands

U 281 Aug 1914 - 14 Jun 1916

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Georg-Günther von Forstner

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
17 Mar 1915 U 28 LeeuwardenSteamer990br
18 Mar 1915 U 28  Zaanstrom (p.)Steamer1,657nl
18 Mar 1915 U 28  Batavier V (p.)Passenger steamer1,569nl
25 Mar 1915 U 28 MedeaSteamer1,235nl
27 Mar 1915 U 28 AguilaPassenger steamer2,114br
27 Mar 1915 U 28 South PointSteamer3,837br
27 Mar 1915 U 28 VosgesSteamer1,295br
28 Mar 1915 U 28  FalabaPassenger steamer4,806br
28 Mar 1915 U 28  City Of Cambridge (d.)Steamer3,788br
29 Mar 1915 U 28  FlaminianSteamer3,500br
29 Mar 1915 U 28  Theseus (d.)Steamer6,723br
30 Mar 1915 U 28 Crown Of CastileSteamer4,505br
30 Jul 1915 U 28 IberianSteamer5,223br
31 Jul 1915 U 28 NuggetSteamer405br
31 Jul 1915 U 28 TurquoiseSteamer486br
1 Aug 1915 U 28  BenvorlichSteamer3,381br
1 Aug 1915 U 28 ClintoniaSteamer3,830br
1 Aug 1915 U 28 KoophandelSteamer1,736be
1 Aug 1915 U 28 RanzaSteamer2,320br
2 Aug 1915 U 28  PortiaFleet messenger494br
3 Aug 1915 U 28 CostelloSteamer1,591br
4 Aug 1915 U 28 Midland QueenSteamer1,993ca
 
26 Mar 1916 U 28 Nornesteamer1,224nw
28 Mar 1916 U 28 Rio TieteSteamer3,042br
30 Mar 1916 U 28  TrewynSteamer3,084br
30 Mar 1916 U 28 Saint HubertSailing vessel232fr
31 Mar 1916 U 28  VigoSteamer1,137sp
1 Apr 1916 U 28  BengairnSailing vessel2,127br
 68,324
26 ships sunk (57,813 tons) and 2 ships damaged (10,511 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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