WWI U-boat commanders

Wilhelm Amberger

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/08)

Successes
28 ships sunk with a total of 35,124 GRT
1 ship damaged with a total of 4,577 GRT

Born:16 Mar 1890  
Died:2 Jul 1918 off the Flanders coast 


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Ranks

1 Apr 1908 Seekadett
10 Apr 1909 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1911 Leutnant zur See
19 Sep 1914 Oberleutnant zur See
18 Jul 1918 Kapitänleutnant (posthumous)

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Military Merit Order (Bavaria)

U-boat Commands

UB 1012 Sep 1916 - 13 Nov 1916
UB 3819 Nov 1916 - 5 Dec 1917
UB 1081 Mar 1918 - 2 Jul 1918 (+)

Notes

Amberger’s promotion to Kapitänleutnant on July 18, 1918 was almost certainly unintentionally posthumous. UB 108, with Amberger in command, sailed on July 2, 1918 from Ostend and did not return. The wrecks of several UBIII boats have been located off the Flanders coast in recent years and one of these should be UB 108, mined outbound.

Ships hit by Wilhelm Amberger

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
12 Dec 1916 UB 38 Coathsteamer975br
12 Dec 1916 UB 38 ConradSailing vessel164br
15 Dec 1916 UB 38 NaiadSailing vessel1,907br
17 Dec 1916 UB 38 AsonSteamer2,083sp
19 Dec 1916 UB 38 OceanSailing vessel339fr
 
15 Jan 1917 UB 38 IndependantSailing vessel153fr
16 Jan 1917 UB 38 ManuelSteamer2,419sp
18 Jan 1917 UB 38 AspSteamer1,759nw
19 Jan 1917 UB 38 Lillian H.Sailing vessel467br
11 Feb 1917 UB 38 DalmataSteamer1,773nw
11 Apr 1917 UB 38 PrecedentFishing Vessel (Smack)36br
12 Apr 1917 UB 38 LismorePassenger steamer1,305br
13 Apr 1917 UB 38 MariaSailing vessel175br
26 Apr 1917 UB 38 Kong Oscar IiSailing vessel842nw
27 Apr 1917 UB 38 JessieSailing vessel108br
1 May 1917 UB 38 LadywoodSteamer2,314br
4 May 1917 UB 38 Aghios NikolaosSteamer2,231gr
4 May 1917 UB 38 AssosSteamer2,840gr
4 May 1917 UB 38 JosephSailing vessel205br
24 May 1917 UB 38 GudrunSailing vessel1,472nw
24 May 1917 UB 38 ThyraSailing vessel285da
20 Aug 1917 UB 38 ClaverleySteamer3,829br
26 Aug 1917 UB 38 W. H. DwyerSteamer1,770ca
15 Sep 1917 UB 38 DependenceSailing vessel120br
21 Sep 1917 UB 38 Aline MontreuilSteamer1,624fr
19 Oct 1917 UB 38 Teespool (d.)Steamer4,577br
20 Oct 1917 UB 38 AlgarveSteamer1,274br
 
7 Jun 1918 UB 108 DianaSteamer1,119br
12 Jun 1918 UB 108 KenningtonSteamer1,536br
 39,701
28 ships sunk (35,124 tons) and 1 ship damaged (4,577 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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