WWI U-boats

U 155 (ex. Deutschland)


U 155 as the merchant submarine Deutschland

Type U 151
ShipyardFlensburger Schiffbau (Werk 382)
Ordered 27 Oct 1915
Launched 28 Mar 1916
Commissioned 19 Feb 1917
Commanders
19 Feb 1917 - 5 Sep 1917 Kptlt. Karl Meusel
6 Sep 1917 - 31 May 1918 KrvKpt. Erich Eckelmann
1 Jun 1918 - 14 Nov 1918 KrvKpt. Ferdinand Studt
Career 3 patrols
19 Feb 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 U-Kreuzer Flotilla
Successes43 ships sunk with a total of 120,434 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 9,080 tons. (View ships hit by U 155)
Fate 24 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Taken to Britain and exhibitied in London and elsewhere. Broken up at Morecambe in 1922..

Special note about the commanders for this boat: Kptlt. d.R. Paul K├Ânig commanded this boat when it was known as the Deutschland commercial submarine. The listing here above only shows the commanders of the boat while under Naval control from 19 Feb, 1917.

There was another U 155 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 May 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 23 Aug 1941. Take a look at U 155 from WWII.


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