14 boats commissioned
Construction history of type IXB
|U-boats||Shipyard||Werk #||Built during|
|U-64 - U-65||2||AG Weser, Bremen||952- 953||1937 - 1940|
|U-103 - U-110||8||AG Weser, Bremen||966- 973||1938 - 1940|
|U-111||AG Weser, Bremen||976||1939 - 1940|
|U-122 - U-124||3||AG Weser, Bremen||954- 956||1937 - 1940|
This type was the most successful overall with each boat averaging over 100,000 tons of sinking. They had 22 torpedoes stored which gave a determined U-boat commander a serious striking power which could be used night after night against the same convoy, as was often the case.
U-107, under the command of Hessler, made the most successful mission of the war over with close to 100,000 tons sunk out of Freetown, Africa.
All type IXB U-boats
Below you can see the 14 commissioned U-boats of this type.
Technical information for type IXB
|sm = submerged, sf = surfaced, ph = pressure hull,|
oa = overall, hp = horsepower.