WWI U-boats

UC 71

Type UC II
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 287)
Ordered 12 Jan 1916
Launched 12 Aug 1916
Commissioned 28 Nov 1916
Commanders
28 Nov 1916 - 25 Apr 1917 Oblt. Hans Valentiner (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
26 Apr 1917 - 9 Jun 1917 Oblt. Hugo Thielmann
10 Jun 1917 - 13 Sep 1917 Oblt. Reinhold Saltzwedel (Pour le Mérite)
14 Sep 1917 - 28 Jan 1918 Oblt. Ernst Steindorff (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
29 Jan 1918 - 13 Aug 1918 Oblt. Walter Warzecha (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
14 Aug 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Oblt. Eberhard Schmidt
Career 19 patrols
3 Mar 1917 - 13 Oct 1918 Flandern/Flandern II Flotilla
13 Oct 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 I Flotilla
Successes63 ships sunk with a total of 110,750 tons.
17 ships damaged with a total of 74,089 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 1,250 tons. (View ships hit by UC 71)
Fate 20 Feb 1919 - Sank in the North Sea in position 54.10N, 07.54E while on passage to surrender..


Note. Fate map temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).

On 8 August, 1917 UC 71 engaged in an eight-hour duel with the Q-Ship HMS Dunraven. The unharmed U-boat left the Q-Ship ablaze and in a sinking condition.


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