|Shipyard ||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 197)|
|Ordered ||12 Jun 1912 ||Laid down ||2 Jan 1913 |
|Launched ||25 Aug 1914 ||Commissioned ||9 Dec 1914 |
|Career ||1 patrols|
|start date unknown - 30 Apr 1915 II Flotilla
|Successes||2 ships sunk with a total of 2,811 tons.|
1 ship damaged with a total of 3,459 tons.
|Fate ||30 Apr 1915 - Mined while homebound near the Sandettie Bank (Straits of Dover area). Wreck located in recent years. Exact date of loss uncertain. 32 dead (all hands lost).
|Suggestions that this wreck is U 31 are incorrect. U 31 was not assigned to operate near or through the Straits of Dover and was lost in any case before the Royal Navy laid mines near the Sandettie Bank. |
See the 3 ships hit by U 37
There was another U 37 in World War Two|
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 14 May 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 4 Aug 1938. Take a look at the U 37 from WWII.