|Shipyard ||Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 7)|
|Ordered ||15 Jul 1908 ||Laid down || |
|Launched ||6 May 1910 ||Commissioned ||13 Aug 1911 |
|Career ||4 patrols|
|start date unknown - 10 Mar 1915 I Flotilla
1 Aug 1914 - 10 Mar 1915 II Flotilla
|Successes||1 ship sunk with a total of 1,005 tons.|
1 warship sunk with a total of 810 tons.
|Fate ||10 Mar 1915 - Rammed and shelled by destroyer off Fife Ness then scuttled. 20 dead and 10 survivors.
|The wreck of U 12 was found by a local dive team lead by Martin Sinclair and Jim MacLeod based upon research by Kevni Heath in January 2008. The wreck is some 18 miles from where U 12 was previously listed as being sunk.|
See the 2 ships hit by U 12
On 11 November, 1914 the gunboat HMS Niger was sunk near the Deal Light Vessel by U 12 while operating from the harbour of Zeebrugge. This was the first U-boat victim of German operations originating from a Belgian port.
There was another U 12 in World War Two|
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 11 Sep 1935 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 30 Sep 1935. Take a look at the U 12 from WWII.