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Waldemar Kophamel
August 16, 1880 ‚Äď November 4, 1934 (1934-11-05) (aged 54)
Place of birth Graudenz
Place of death Pl√∂n
Allegiance German Empire
Service/branch Kaiserliche Marine
Years of service 1898 - 1920
Rank Fregattenkapitän
Commands held U-35, Nov 3, 1914 ‚Äď Nov 12, 1915
U-140, Mar 28, 1918 ‚Äď Nov 11, 1918
Battles/wars Battle of the Atlantic (1914-1918)
Awards Iron Cross 1st class
Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Order of the Red Eagle 4th class
Pour le Mérite

Commander Waldemar Kophamel (August 16, 1880 - November 4, 1934) was a successful and highly decorated German U-boat commander in the Kaiserliche Marine during World War I.

In his time as commander of U-35 and U-140 he succeeded in sinking 54 ships for a total tonnage of 148.852 gross register tons (GRT).


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