WWI U-boats

U 32

Type U 31
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 192)
Ordered 29 Mar 1912
Laid down 8 Nov 1912
Launched 28 Jan 1914
Commissioned 3 Sep 1914
Commanders
3 Sep 1914 - 17 Mar 1916 Kptlt. Freiherr Edgar von Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim
18 Mar 1916 - 15 Feb 1918 Kptlt. Kurt Hartwig (Pour le Mérite)
16 Feb 1918 - 8 May 1918 Kptlt. Kurt Albrecht
Career 11 patrols
unknown start - 8 Nov 1916 IV Flotilla
8 Nov 1916 - 8 May 1918 Pola Flotilla
Successes37 ships sunk with a total of 106,034 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 18,554 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,115 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 14,000 tons. (View ships hit by U 32)
Fate 8 May 1918 - Shelled then depth charged by HMS Wallflower NW Malta at 3607N 1328E. 41 dead (all hands lost).

There was another U 32 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 25 Feb 1937 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 15 Apr 1937. Take a look at U 32 from WWII.


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