WWI U-boats

U 55

 
Type U 51
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel  (Werk 237)
Ordered 23 Aug 1914 
Laid down 28 Dec 1914 
Launched 18 Mar 1916 
Commissioned 8 Jun 1916 
Commanders
9 Jun 1916 - 9 Aug 1918   Wilhelm Werner
10 Aug 1918 - 11 Nov 1918   Alexander WeiƟ
15 Sep 1918 - 11 Nov 1918  Oblt. Hans Friedrich
Career 14 patrols
29 Jul 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla
Successes64 ships sunk with a total of 133,742 tons.
7 ships damaged with a total of 26,161 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,466 tons. (View ships hit by U 55
Fate 26 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to Japan. In japanese service as the O3 1920-21. Dismantled at Sasebo Navy Yard between March and June 1921. In 1923 she was briefly re-commissioned as Auxiliary Vessel No. 2538..  

There was another U 55 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 19 Oct 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 21 Nov 1939. Take a look at the U 55 from WWII.


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