WWI U-boats

U 103

Type U 57
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 254)
Ordered 15 Sep 1915
Laid down 8 Aug 1916
Launched 9 Jun 1917
Commissioned 15 Jul 1917
Commanders
26 Aug 1917 - 12 May 1918 Kptlt. Claus Rücker (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
Career 5 patrols
26 Aug 1917 - 12 May 1918 II Flotilla
Successes8 ships sunk with a total of 15,467 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 6,042 tons. (View ships hit by U 103)
Fate 12 May 1918 - Rammed by RMS Olympic and sunk at 4916N 0451W. 10 dead, unknown number of survivors.

There was another U 103 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Apr 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 5 Jul 1940. Take a look at U 103 from WWII.


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