WWI U-boats

U 23

 
Type U 23
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel  (Werk 177)
Ordered 18 Mar 1911 
Laid down 21 Dec 1911 
Launched 12 Apr 1912 
Commissioned 11 Sep 1913 
Commanders
1 Aug 1914 - 25 Nov 1914   Erwin Weisbach
26 Nov 1914 - 17 Dec 1914   Hans Adam
18 Dec 1914 - 12 Jan 1915   Egewolf Freiherr von Berckheim
13 Jan 1915 - 20 Jul 1915  Oblt. Hans Schultheß
Career 3 patrols
start date unknown - 20 Jul 1915 III Flotilla
1 Aug 1914 - end date unknown IV Flotilla
Successes7 ships sunk with a total of 8,822 tons. (View ships hit by U 23
Fate 20 Jul 1915 - Torpedoed by HM Sub C27 in connection with decoy trawler Princess Louise at 58.55N, 00.14E.. 24 dead and 10 survivors.
 

There was another U 23 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 28 Aug 1936 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 24 Sep 1936. Take a look at the U 23 from WWII.


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