WWI U-boats

U 24

 
Type U 23
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel  (Werk 178)
Ordered 18 Mar 1911 
Laid down 5 Feb 1912 
Launched 24 May 1913 
Commissioned 6 Dec 1913 
Commanders
6 Dec 1913 - 3 Jun 1916   Rudolf Schneider
4 Jun 1916 - 10 Jul 1917   Walter Remy
11 Jul 1917 - 1 Aug 1917   Otto von Schubert
Career 7 patrols
1 Aug 1914 - 11 Aug 1917 III Flotilla
24 Aug 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 training Flotilla
Successes34 ships sunk with a total of 106,122 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 14,318 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,925 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 15,000 tons. (View ships hit by U 24
Fate 22 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Swansea in 1922.  

On 26 October, 1914 this boat was the first to attack an unarmed merchant ship without warning. This was SS Admiral Ganteaume, which was torpedoed but was able to be towed to port.

There was another U 24 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 24 Sep 1936 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 10 Oct 1936. Take a look at the U 24 from WWII.


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