WWI U-boats

U 8

Type U 5
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 150)
Ordered 8 Apr 1908
Laid down 19 May 1909
Launched 14 Mar 1911
Commissioned 18 Jun 1911
Commanders
1 Aug 1914 - 31 Aug 1914 Kptlt. Konrad Gansser (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
1 Sep 1914 - 4 Mar 1915 Kptlt. Alfred Stoß
Career 1 patrol
1 Aug 1914 - 4 Mar 1915 I Flotilla
Successes5 ships sunk with a total of 15,049 tons. (View ships hit by U 8)
Fate 4 Mar 1915 - Trapped in nets, forced to surface and scuttled under gunfire from HMS Gurkha and Maori at position 50.56N, 01.15E..

There was another U 8 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 Jul 1935 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 5 Aug 1935. Take a look at U 8 from WWII.


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