WWI U-boats

U 62

Type U 57
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 217)
Ordered 6 Oct 1914
Laid down 22 Jun 1915
Launched 2 Aug 1916
Commissioned 30 Dec 1916
Commanders
30 Dec 1916 - 24 Dec 1917 Kptlt. Ernst Hashagen (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
25 Dec 1917 - 9 Mar 1918 Kptlt. Otto Wiebalck
10 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Kptlt. Ernst Hashagen (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
Career 9 patrols
15 Feb 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla
Successes47 ships sunk with a total of 123,294 tons.
5 ships damaged with a total of 16,483 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 9,517 tons. (View ships hit by U 62)
Fate 22 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Bo'ness in 1919-20.

There was another U 62 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 Nov 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 21 Dec 1939. Take a look at U 62 from WWII.


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