WWI U-boats

U 97

 
Type U 93
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel  (Werk 261)
Ordered 15 Sep 1915 
Laid down 25 Mar 1916 
Launched 4 Apr 1917 
Commissioned 16 May 1917 
Commanders
15 May 1917 - 13 Oct 1917   Hugo Schmidt
14 Oct 1917 - 12 Jan 1918   Otto Wünsche
13 Jan 1918 - 11 Nov 1918   Hans von Mohl
Career 5 patrols
27 Aug 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla
Successes4 ships sunk with a total of 2,089 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 4,785 tons. (View ships hit by U 97
Fate 21 Nov 1918 - Sank by accident in the North Sea in position 53°28'N, 03°28'E while on passage to surrender..
 
The wreck has been located and identified in recent years.

There was another U 97 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 15 Aug 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 28 Sep 1940. Take a look at the U 97 from WWII.


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