WWI U-boats

U 83

 
Type U 81
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel  (Werk 253)
Ordered 23 Jun 1915 
Laid down 23 Oct 1915 
Launched 13 Jul 1916 
Commissioned 6 Sep 1916 
Commanders
6 Sep 1916 - 17 Feb 1917   Bruno Hoppe
Career 2 patrols
31 Oct 1916 - 17 Feb 1917 IV Flotilla
Successes6 ships sunk with a total of 6,450 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 3,207 tons. (View ships hit by U 83
Fate 17 Feb 1917 - Sunk by gunfire of Q-Ship Farnborough SW of Ireland at 5134N 1123W. 35 dead and 1 survivor (all hands lost).
 

There was another U 83 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 9 Dec 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 8 Feb 1941. Take a look at the U 83 from WWII.


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