WWI U-boats

U 17

 
Type U 17
ShipyardKaiserliche Werft, Danzig  (Werk 11)
Ordered 6 May 1910 
Laid down 1 Oct 1910 
Launched 16 Apr 1912 
Commissioned 3 Nov 1912 
Commanders
1 Aug 1914 - 7 Mar 1915  Oblt. Johannes Feldkirchner
2 Mar 1915 - 9 Jan 1916   Hans Walther
Career 4 patrols
start date unknown - 10 Jan 1916 Baltic Flotilla
1 Aug 1914 - end date unknown II Flotilla
10 Jan 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 training Flotilla
Successes11 ships sunk with a total of 15,122 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 4,956 tons. (View ships hit by U 17
Fate 27 Jan 1919 - Stricken, broken up at the Imperial Dockyard, Kiel. Pressure hull sold to Stinnes, Hamburg on 3 Feb, 1920. .  

On 20 October, 1914 this boat was the first to sink a merchant vessel. This was the British steamer SS Glitra, which was sunk in strict accordance with prize rules.

There was another U 17 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 14 Nov 1935 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 3 Dec 1935. Take a look at the U 17 from WWII.


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