U-Boat commander WW 1

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U-Boat commander WW 1

Post by Phil Nix » 02 Apr 2004 11:41

Could anyone let me have bio data and a picture of Adolf Karl Georg Edgar Freiherr Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim Born 9.10.1885
Kdr U-32 at Battle of Jutland. Served as Foreign Office official in WW 2 and was SS Oberführer
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 02 Apr 2004 13:59

Dear Philmil,

I have only this:
Kapitänleutnant Edgar Freiherr Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim was Kommandant U 32 (for example spring 1915, near Dover) and after that Kommandant U 93 (until spring 1917).
He was the author of the book ”U-Boot im Fegefeuer. Ein Buch über den U-Bootkrieg 1914 - 1918“ (Ernst Gerdes Verlag / Preetz. Holstein, 1963) with a lot of in correct statements.

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Post by Andreas Schulz » 02 Apr 2004 14:07

Hi Phil & Oberstab,

I can add the bio data:
01.04.1903 Eintritt in die Kaiserliche Marine als Seekadett, 01.10.1906 Leutnant zur See, 00.00.1909 Oberleutnant zur See, 00.00.1909 - 00.00.1911 auf Kreuzer „Cormoran“ in der Südsee, Australien, China und Niederländisch Indien, 00.00.1911 - 00.00.1912 in England und Afrika, 00.00.1912 - 00.00.1913 auf Kreuzer „Straßburg“ im Mittelmeer, 00.00.1913 zur Unterseebootswaffe kommandiert, zunächst zu einem 6monatigen Kommandantenkursus kommandiert, dann Kommandant des Schulbootes „U 3“; 03.09.1914 - 01.07.1916 Kommandant des U-Bootes „U 32“, 00.00.1915 Kapitänleutnant; 00.07.1916 - 30.04.1917 Kommandant des U-Bootes „U 93“; 30.04.1917 von den Engländern im Atlantik abgeschossen und in englische Kriegsgefangenschaft geraten („aus dem Wasser gefischt“), 00.07.1919 aus der englischen Gefangenschaft entlassen, 24.11.1919 aus dem aktiven Marinedienst verabschiedet

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Post by Andreas Schulz » 02 Apr 2004 14:10

And here is a pic of Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 02 Apr 2004 23:30

Hi Philmil and AnDie,

the fate of U 93 does not finish, when his commander von Spiegel was captured.
The submarine was further on in action in April 1917 in the Irish Sea and in the English Channel with total 10 ships sinking (24.837 ts) under von Spiegel and Oberleutnant zur See Ziegner, his deputy, who succeded in command.
The last commander of U 93 was Kapitänleutnant K.H. Gerlach. He reported no problems when arriving in the English Channel in December 1917.
The submarine is missing since January 1918 in the Channel: mine ?, technical problems ?, gross average ?
U 93 has a total of 33 ships sunken with 87.798 ts (von Spiegel, i.V. Ziegner and Gerlach)

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Post by Phil Nix » 04 Apr 2004 12:34

Thanks very much
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