Order of Naval Merit (Spain)

Orden für Verdienste zur See

The Order of Naval Merit (Spanish: Orden del Mérito Naval) was established in 1866 by Queen Isabella II in 1864. In the period before World War I, it was awarded in four classes, of which awards to officers that would later become U-boat commanders were of the I. (lowest) class.

CommanderDate  Command
Oblt. Groß, Karlprewar  

Kptlt. Pohle, Richardprewar  

Kptlt. Studt, Ferdinandprewar  

3 officers decorated with Order of Naval Merit (Spain) (Orden für Verdienste zur See) located.

Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.

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