|Shipyard||Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 11)|
|Ordered||6 May 1910||Laid down||1 Oct 1910|
|Launched||16 Apr 1912|
|Commissioned||3 Nov 1912|
|start date unknown - 10 Jan 1916 Baltic Flotilla
1 Aug 1914 - end date unknown II Flotilla
10 Jan 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 training Flotilla
|Successes||11 ships sunk with a total of 15,122 tons.|
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 4,956 tons. (View ships hit by U 17)
|Fate||27 Jan 1919 - Stricken, broken up at the Imperial Dockyard, Kiel. Pressure hull sold to Stinnes, Hamburg on 3 Feb, 1920. .|
On 20 October, 1914 this boat was the first to sink a merchant vessel. This was the British steamer SS Glitra, which was sunk in strict accordance with prize rules.
There was another U 17 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 14 Nov 1935 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 3 Dec 1935. Take a look at the U 17 from WWII.