WWI U-boats

U 29

Type U 27
ShipyardKaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 19)
Ordered 19 Feb 1912
Launched 11 Oct 1913
Commissioned 1 Aug 1914
Commanders
1 Aug 1914 - 15 Feb 1915 Kptlt. Wilhelm Plange
16 Feb 1915 - 18 Mar 1915 Kptlt. Otto Weddigen (Pour le Mérite)
Career 1 patrol
unknown start - 18 Mar 1915 IV Flotilla
Successes4 ships sunk with a total of 12,934 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 4,317 tons. (View ships hit by U 29)
Fate 18 Mar 1915 - Rammed by HMS Dreadnough in Pentland Firth. Sank 5820N 0057E. 32 dead (all hands lost).

There was another U 29 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 29 Aug 1936 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 16 Nov 1936. Take a look at U 29 from WWII.


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