WWI U-boats

U 38

 
Type U 31
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel  (Werk 198)
Ordered 12 Jun 1912 
Laid down 25 Feb 1913 
Launched 9 Sep 1914 
Commissioned 15 Dec 1914 
Commanders
5 Dec 1914 - 15 Sep 1917   Max Valentiner
16 Sep 1917 - 15 Nov 1917   Wilhelm Canaris
16 Nov 1917 - 18 Jan 1918  Oblt. Hans Heinrich Wurmbach
19 Jan 1918 - 11 Nov 1918   Clemens Wickel
Career 17 patrols
start date unknown - 11 Nov 1915 II Flotilla
11 Nov 1915 - 22 May 1916 Pola Flotilla
22 May 1916 - 7 Sep 1918 Constantinople Flotilla
7 Sep 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Pola/Mittelmeer I Flotilla
Successes138 ships sunk with a total of 292,445 tons.
6 ships damaged with a total of 26,139 tons.
3 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,550 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 680 tons.
1 warship damaged with a total of 10,850 tons. (View ships hit by U 38
Fate 23 Feb 1919 - Surrendered to France. Broken up at Brest during July 1921.  

There was another U 38 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 9 Aug 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 24 Oct 1938. Take a look at the U 38 from WWII.


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