WWI U-boats

U 16

Type U 16
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 157)
Ordered 26 Aug 1909
Laid down 10 May 1910
Launched 29 Aug 1911
Commissioned 28 Dec 1911
Commanders
1 Aug 1914 - 15 Mar 1915 Kptlt. Claus Hansen
16 Mar 1915 - 21 Oct 1915 Oblt. Leo Hillebrand (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
Career 4 patrols
1 Aug 1914 - unknown end II Flotilla
Successes11 ships sunk with a total of 11,730 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 11,228 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 838 tons. (View ships hit by U 16)
Fate 8 Feb 1919 - Sunk in an accident in position 58.59N, 08.29E while on passage to surrender..

There was another U 16 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 28 Apr 1936 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 16 May 1936. Take a look at U 16 from WWII.


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