WWI U-boat commanders

Erich Stephan

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/08)

Successes
7 ships sunk with a total of 17,206 GRT
1 ship damaged with a total of 3,282 GRT

Born:2 Apr 1889  
Died:  


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Ranks

1 Apr 1908 Seekadett
10 Apr 1909 Fähnrich zur See
27 Jan 1912 Leutnant zur See
19 Sep 1914 Oberleutnant zur See
24 Nov 1919 Out of naval service
9 Jan 1920 Kapitänleutnant (Charakter)

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class

U-boat Commands

UB 1017 Oct 1917 - 27 Oct 1917
UB 108 Nov 1917 - 29 Jan 1918
UC 1716 Jan 1918 - 4 May 1918
UB 11624 May 1918 - 4 Oct 1918

Notes

When the war ended, was Stephan was the most senior Oberleutnant zur See that wasn’t a prisoner of war or interned. He would have been promoted to Kapitänleutnant very soon had the war continued.

Ships hit by Erich Stephan

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
7 Feb 1918 UC 17 CreosolTanker1,179br
7 Feb 1918 UC 17  ElfiSteamer1,120nw
23 Mar 1918 UC 17 New DawnNavy Drifter93br
24 Mar 1918 UC 17 War KnightSteamer7,951br
26 Mar 1918 UC 17 Lady Cory-WrightSteamer2,516br
26 Apr 1918 UC 17 Sif (d.)Steamer3,282nw
29 Apr 1918 UC 17 FrognerSteamer1,476nw
30 Apr 1918 UC 17 IsleworthSteamer2,871br
 20,488
7 ships sunk (17,206 tons) and 1 ship damaged (3,282 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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