WWI U-boats

U 89

Type U 87
ShipyardKaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 33)
Ordered 23 Jun 1915
Laid down 15 Dec 1915
Launched 6 Oct 1916
Commissioned 21 Jun 1917
Commanders
21 Jun 1917 - 15 Jan 1918 Kptlt. August Mildenberger
16 Jan 1918 - 12 Feb 1918 Kptlt. Wilhelm Bauck
Career 3 patrols
6 Sep 1917 - 12 Feb 1918 III Flotilla
Successes4 ships sunk with a total of 8,496 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 324 tons. (View ships hit by U 89)
Fate 12 Feb 1918 - Rammed N of Malin Head by HMS Roxburgh and sunk at 5538N 0732W. 43 dead (all hands lost).
The wreck of U 89 has been photographed by Jim Tierney of 10barpics.com (See http://www.10barpics.com/u-89.htm)

There was another U 89 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 20 Sep 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 19 Nov 1941. Take a look at U 89 from WWII.


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