WWI U-boats

U 84

Type U 81
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 254)
Ordered 23 Jun 1915
Laid down 25 Oct 1915
Launched 22 Jul 1916
Commissioned 7 Oct 1916
Commanders
17 Oct 1916 - 15 Jan 1918 Kptlt. Walter Roehr (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
Career 8 patrols
3 Dec 1916 - 15 Jan 1918 IV Flotilla
Successes28 ships sunk with a total of 84,906 tons.
7 ships damaged with a total of 42,149 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,462 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,290 tons. (View ships hit by U 84)
Fate 15 Jan 1918 - Sunk by unknown cause off Penmarch, France. Date of loss approximate. Wreck located in 2014. 40 dead (all hands lost).

Previously recorded fate
Rammed, depth charged, and sunk by PC62 in St George Channel at 51°53’N 05°44’W

There was another U 84 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 26 Feb 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 29 Apr 1941. Take a look at U 84 from WWII.


Back to the U-boat index