|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 178)|
|Ordered||18 Mar 1911||Laid down||5 Feb 1912|
|Launched||24 May 1913|
|Commissioned||6 Dec 1913|
|1 Aug 1914 - 11 Aug 1917 III Flotilla
24 Aug 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 training Flotilla
|Successes||34 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.