|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 180)|
|Ordered||18 Mar 1911|
|Laid down||31 May 1912|
|Launched||16 Oct 1913|
|Commissioned||20 May 1914|
|Successes||3 ships sunk with a total of 3,700 tons.|
2 warships sunk with a total of 11,375 tons. (View ships hit by U 26)
|Fate||30 Aug 1915 - Mined off Hanko, Finland. Date of loss is approximate.. 30 dead (all hands lost).|
The wreck of U 26 was discovered by Finnish divers in May 2014.
2 June 2014
The wreck of SM U-26 has been discovered. See the press release from the team who found her.
There was another U 26 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 14 Mar 1936 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 6 May 1936. Take a look at U 26 from WWII.