WWI U-boats

U 28

Type U 27
ShipyardKaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 18)
Ordered 19 Feb 1912
Launched 30 Aug 1913
Commissioned 26 Jun 1914
Commanders
1 Aug 1914 - 14 Jun 1916 Kptlt. Freiherr Georg-Günther von Forstner
15 Jun 1916 - 4 Aug 1916 Kptlt. Otto Rohrbeck
5 Aug 1916 - 14 Jan 1917 Kptlt. Freiherr Degenhart von Loë
15 Jan 1917 - 2 Sep 1917 Kptlt. Georg Schmidt
Career 5 patrols
unknown start - 10 May 1917 training Flotilla
1 Aug 1914 - unknown end IV Flotilla
10 May 1917 - 2 Sep 1917 IV Flotilla
Successes40 ships sunk with a total of 90,126 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 11,188 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,226 tons. (View ships hit by U 28)
Fate 2 Sep 1917 - Sunk by explosion of Olive Branch’s cargo following gunfire from the U-Boat at 7234N 2756E, off the North Cape. 39 dead (all hands lost).

There was another U 28 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 14 Jul 1936 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 12 Sep 1936. Take a look at U 28 from WWII.


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