WWI U-boats

U 86

 
Type U 81
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel  (Werk 256)
Ordered 23 Jun 1915 
Laid down 5 Nov 1915 
Launched 7 Nov 1916 
Commissioned 30 Nov 1916 
Commanders
30 Nov 1916 - 22 Jun 1917   Friedrich Crüsemann
23 Jun 1917 - 25 Jan 1918   Alfred Götze
26 Jan 1918 - 11 Nov 1918  Oblt. Helmut Patzig
Career 12 patrols
21 Feb 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla
Successes33 ships sunk with a total of 117,583 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 163 tons. (View ships hit by U 86
Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Sank in the English Channel on the way to be broken up in 1921..  

On 27 June, 1918 this boat sank the hospital ship Llandovery Castle in violation of international law, and fired on the survivors, killing most of them. The commander and his watch officers were tried and convincted for this incident after the war.

There was another U 86 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 10 May 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 8 Jul 1941. Take a look at the U 86 from WWII.


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