WWI U-boats

U 71

 
Type UE 1
ShipyardVulcan, Hamburg  (Werk 55)
Ordered 6 Jan 1915 
Launched 31 Oct 1915 
Commissioned 20 Dec 1915 
Commanders
20 Dec 1915 - 19 Apr 1917   Hugo Schmidt
20 Apr 1917 - 27 Nov 1917   Walter Gude
28 Nov 1917 - 27 Jan 1918   Otto Dröscher
28 Jan 1918 - 29 Jul 1918  Oblt. Richard Scheurlen
30 Jul 1918 - 14 Oct 1918  Oblt. Kurt Slevogt
Career 12 patrols
7 Apr 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 I Flotilla
Successes18 ships sunk with a total of 15,273 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 3,230 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 82 tons.
3 warships sunk with a total of 3,481 tons.
1 warship damaged with a total of 820 tons. (View ships hit by U 71
Fate 23 Feb 1919 - Surrendered to France. Broken up at Cherburg in 1921.  

There was another U 71 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 31 Oct 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 14 Dec 1940. Take a look at the U 71 from WWII.


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