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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) (age 74)
Place of birth Lyck, East Prussia
Place of death Bergen, Norway
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1919)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch War Ensign of Germany (1903–1919).svg Kaiserliche Marine
Flag of Weimar Republic (jack).svg Reichsmarine
War Ensign of Germany (1938–1945).svg Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1907–1945
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 the German Navy (Kriegsmarine) during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. 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 the SS Justicia, and one ship taken as prize for a total of 336 GRT. Von 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Dörr 1996, p. 236.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 423.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 682.
Bibliography
  • Dörr, Manfred (1996) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2:L–Z. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2497-2.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2..
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