Source Information

Ancestry.com. Germany, Navy Casualty Lists, 1914-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:
  • Kaiserliche Marine. Verlustlisten 1a-61b, 1914-1915 (in 3 volumes). Call number: MIM381/KAI17 040. Marineschule Mürwick, Flensburg, Germany.
  • Kaiserliche Marine. Verlustlisten 91a-110b, 1916-1917 (in 1 volume). Call number: 19 191. Militärgeschichtliches Vorschungsamt, Potsdam, Germany.

About Germany, Navy Casualty Lists, 1914-1917

This collection includes casualty lists from the German Imperial Navy for 12 August 1914 to 27 December 1915 and 19 Oct 1916 to 4 May 1917. The lists include names of the dead, wounded, and missing. These are useful records for researchers with German ancestors who served in the Imperial Navy in World War I.

Along with names, entries on the lists may include city and state of residence; rank and unit; whether the person was dead, captured, or missing-in-action; the severity of injuries (light or heavy); or whether the injury was ascribed to illness. In rare cases, death date and location might be listed.