WWI U-boats

U 57

Type U 57
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 212)
Ordered 6 Oct 1914
Laid down 25 Aug 1915
Launched 29 Apr 1916
Commissioned 6 Jul 1916
Commanders
6 Jul 1916 - 19 Dec 1917 Kptlt. Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg (Pour le Mérite)
20 Dec 1917 - 6 Mar 1918 Oblt. Günther Sperling
7 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Walter Stein
Career 7 patrols
7 Jul 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla
Successes55 ships sunk with a total of 91,606 tons.
6 ships sunk with a total of 15,687 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,250 tons. (View ships hit by U 57)
Fate 24 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to France. Broken up at Cherburg in 1921.

There was another U 57 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 3 Sep 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 29 Dec 1938. Take a look at U 57 from WWII.


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