WWI U-boats

U 54

 
Type U 51
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel  (Werk 236)
Ordered 23 Aug 1914 
Laid down 18 Mar 1915 
Launched 22 Feb 1916 
Commissioned 25 May 1916 
Commanders
16 May 1916 - 19 May 1917   Freiherr Volkhard von Bothmer
20 May 1917 - 22 Mar 1918   Kurt Heeseler
23 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918  Oblt. Hellmuth von Ruckteschell
Career 12 patrols
2 Jul 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla
Successes26 ships sunk with a total of 66,713 tons.
4 ships damaged with a total of 17,847 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,290 tons. (View ships hit by U 54
Fate 24 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to Italy. Broken up at Taranto in May 1919..  

There was another U 54 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 15 Aug 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 23 Sep 1939. Take a look at the U 54 from WWII.


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