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|awards=[[Iron Cross|Iron Cross 1st class]]<br>[[House Order of Hohenzollern|Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern]]<br>[[Order of the Red Eagle|Order of the Red Eagle 4th class]]<br>[[Pour le Mérite]]
 
|awards=[[Iron Cross|Iron Cross 1st class]]<br>[[House Order of Hohenzollern|Knight's Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern]]<br>[[Order of the Red Eagle|Order of the Red Eagle 4th class]]<br>[[Pour le Mérite]]
 
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[[Commander]] '''Waldemar Kophamel''' (August 16, 1880 &ndash; November 4, 1934) was a successful and highly decorated German [[U-boat]] [[commander]] in the [[Kaiserliche Marine]] during [[World War I]].
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[[Commander]] '''Waldemar Kophamel''' (August 16, 1880 &ndash; November 4, 1934) was a successful and highly decorated [[Germany|German]] [[U-boat]] [[commander]] in the [[Kaiserliche Marine]] during [[World War I]].
   
 
In his time as commander of {{SMU|U-35|Germany|2}} and {{SMU|U-140||2}} he succeeded in sinking 54 ships for a total tonnage of {{Gross register tonnage|148,852|first=yes|link=off}}. One of his notable actions was sinking the [[Diamond Shoal Lightship No. 71 (LV-71)]]. Before doing so he allowed the crew, as well as survivors they had rescued from another of his victims, the SS ''Merak'', to evacuate the ship.
 
In his time as commander of {{SMU|U-35|Germany|2}} and {{SMU|U-140||2}} he succeeded in sinking 54 ships for a total tonnage of {{Gross register tonnage|148,852|first=yes|link=off}}. One of his notable actions was sinking the [[Diamond Shoal Lightship No. 71 (LV-71)]]. Before doing so he allowed the crew, as well as survivors they had rescued from another of his victims, the SS ''Merak'', to evacuate the ship.

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