Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Erwin Waßner

Erwin Waßner


Branch: Kriegsmarine
Born: 1 March 1887 in Rendsburg, Germany.
Died: 24 August 1937 in Den Haag, The Netherlands.

Kapitän zur See
Oberleutnant zur See
Leutnant zur See
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See

Iron Cross 1914
1st Class
2nd Class
Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with swords
Pour le Merit 5 March 1918
U-boat War Badge 1918
Prussian Rescue Medal of the Order
Hanseatic Cross Hamburg
Medal for rescue from danger
Knight's Cross First Class of the Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order with swords

Takes command on 27 September 1915
Ends command on 12 May 1916

Takes command on 10 September 1916
Ends command on 18 November 1916

Takes command on 23 December 1916
Ends command on 8 August 1917

Takes command on 25 August 1917
Ends command on 5 May 1918

Takes command on 6 June 1918
Ends command on 11 November 1918

Takes command on 25 September 1931
Ends command on 8 December 1932

Personal Information:

Erwin Waßner was born on 1 March 1887 in Rendsburg, Germany and was a serving member of the Kriegsmarine during World War II and managed to attain the rank of Konteradmiral and went on to command the following UC-3, UB-38, UC-69, UB-59, UB-117 and Karlsruhe.

Erwin Waßner joined Kaiserliche Marine as a Seekadett on 1 April 1906 and continued his training on board heavy cruiser SMS Stein.

Erwin Waßner was given the command of U-boat UC-3 on 27 September 1915 and remained in command until 12 May 1916 he was then transferred to the U-boat UB-38 on 10 September 1916 until 18 November 1916 he was once again transferred to the U-boat UC-69 an 23 December 1916 until 8 August 1917 he was transferred to the U-boat UB-59 on 25 August 1917 until 5 May 1918 he was transferred again to the U-boat UB-117 on 6 June 1918 on sale 11 November 1918, after a number of years Erwin Waßner was given the command of of the light cruiser Karlsruhe on 25 September 1931 until 8 December 1932.

A U-boats fleet tender was named in his honour the Erwin Waßner which was put into operation on 29 March 1939.


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