Otto von Schrader

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Otto von Schrader
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-117-0357-34A, Norwegen, Bergen, deutsche Offiziere.jpg
Otto von Schrader (5th from left)
Born (1888-03-18)18 March 1888
Died 19 July 1945(1945-07-19) (aged 57)
Bergen, Norway
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1919)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
 Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1907–45
Rank Admiral
Unit SMS Zähringen
SMS Rheinland
SMS Loreley
SMS Thetis
SMS Nymphe
SMS Hessen
Commands held SM UB-35
SM UC-31
SM UB-64
SM U-53
light cruiser Königsberg
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto von Schrader (18 March 1888 – 19 July 1945) was an Admiral in Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. As a U boat commander during World War I he was credited with the sinking of 57 ships for a total of 54,655 gross register tons (GRT), a further 6 ships damaged for a total of 52,333 GRT, including SS Justicia, and one ship taken as prize for a total of 336 GRT. Schrader was taken prisoner of war in Norway at the end of World war II. He committed suicide in Norwegian captivity on 19 July 1945.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Dörr 1996, p. 236.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 423.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 682.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Michael Böcker: "Admiral Otto von Schrader (1888-1945). Marineoffizier in der Zeit der Weltkriege." Dissertation in Form einer Biografie, Wuppertal April 2015, 352.S ISBN 978-3-00-048402-5
  • Dörr, Manfred (1996) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2:L–Z. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2497-2.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. .