|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 199)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1912||Laid down||27 Mar 1913|
|Launched||26 Sep 1914|
|Commissioned||13 Jan 1915|
|start date unknown - 15 Sep 1915 II Flotilla
15 Sep 1915 - 18 May 1918 Pola/Mittelmeer I Flotilla
|Successes||153 ships sunk with a total of 405,035 tons.|
7 ships damaged with a total of 30,552 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 798 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,290 tons. (View ships hit by U 39)
|Fate||18 May 1918 - Interned at Cartagena, Spain after being damaged by allied escorts and aircraft that same day. Surrendered to France on 22 Mar 1919 and was broken up at Toulon in 1923..|
There was another U 39 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 22 Sep 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 10 Dec 1938. Take a look at the U 39 from WWII.