WWI U-boats

U 59

 
Type U 57
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen  (Werk 214)
Ordered 6 Oct 1914 
Laid down 13 Jul 1915 
Launched 20 Jun 1916 
Commissioned 7 Sep 1916 
Commanders
7 Sep 1916 - 14 May 1917   Freiherr Wilhelm von Fircks
Career 4 patrols
20 Nov 1916 - 14 May 1917 II Flotilla
Successes14 ships sunk with a total of 28,050 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 6,526 tons. (View ships hit by U 59
Fate 14 May 1917 - Struck a German mine off Horns Reef at 55.33N 07.15E. 33 dead and 4 survivors.
 
The wreck of U 59 was located in 2002.

There was another U 59 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Oct 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 4 Mar 1939. Take a look at the U 59 from WWII.


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