Military Wiki
Ulrich Gabler
Born (1913-10-13)13 October 1913
Died 24 February 1994(1994-02-24) (aged 80)
Nationality German
Education Charlottenburg Technical University
Occupation mechanical engineer (shipbuilding)

Ulrich Gabler (1 October 1913 – 24 February 1994) was a German shipbuilding engineer, who specialized in the design and development of diesel-powered submarines. During World War II he served as chief engineer in the U-boat force on U-121 and U-564, then under the command of Reinhard Suhren. Suhren had recommend Gabler for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, a request that was turned down and Gabler received the German Cross in Gold on 15 October 1942. Following his war patrols on U-564 he worked on the design and development of the U-boat classes XXII, XVII A and XXVI. After the war he founded the Ingenieur Kontor Lübeck (IKL) which among others designed the type 201 submarine, 202, 209. In 1963 he was appointed honorary professor at the University of Hamburg for shipbuilding.



  1. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 128.
  • Kayser, Peter (2013) (in German). Ulrich Gabler 1913 bis 1994 : Biografie eines Lübecker Ingenieurs - Unternehmers - Stifters. Lübeck, Germany: Schmidt-Römhild. ISBN 978-3-7950-7101-1. 
  • Paterson, Lawrence (2005) (in German). U 564 auf Feindfahrt—70 Tage an Bord [U 564 on War Patrol—70 Days on Bord]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-613-02528-8. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001) (in German). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 

External links