|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 235)|
|Ordered||23 Aug 1914||Laid down||17 Mar 1915|
|Launched||1 Feb 1916||Commissioned||22 Apr 1916|
|31 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla
|Successes||87 ships sunk with a total of 224,314 tons.|
10 ships damaged with a total of 46,339 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,050 tons.
|Fate||1 Dec 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Swansea in 1922.|
There was another U 53 in World War Two|
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 6 May 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 24 Jun 1939. Take a look at the U 53 from WWII.