WWI U-boats

U 102

Type U 57
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 253)
Ordered 15 Sep 1915
Laid down 12 Aug 1916
Launched 12 May 1917
Commissioned 18 Jun 1917
Commanders
5 Aug 1917 - 25 Nov 1917 Kptlt. Ernst Killmann
26 Nov 1917 - 30 Sep 1918 Kptlt. Curt Beitzen
Career 7 patrols
5 Aug 1917 - 30 Sep 1918 II Flotilla
Successes5 ships sunk with a total of 9,340 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 10,757 tons. (View ships hit by U 102)
Fate 30 Sep 1918 - Mined in the Northern Barrage east of the Orkney Islands while homebound about September 28 to 30, 1918.. 42 dead (all hands lost).
The wreck of U 102 was located by a sonar sweep in 2006. Information to confirm the identification was obtained by divers in 2007.

There was another U 102 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 21 Mar 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 27 Apr 1940. Take a look at U 102 from WWII.


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