WWI U-boats

U 44

Type U 43
ShipyardKaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 22)
Ordered 10 Jul 1913
Launched 15 Oct 1914
Commissioned 7 May 1915
Commanders
7 May 1915 - 12 Aug 1917 Kptlt. Paul Wagenf├╝hr (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
Career 6 patrols
unknown start - 12 Aug 1917 III Flotilla
Successes22 ships sunk with a total of 72,542 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 4,154 tons.
3 ships taken as prize with a total of 430 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 1,250 tons. (View ships hit by U 44)
Fate 12 Aug 1917 - Rammed by HMS Oracle off S Norway at 58.51N 04.20E. 44 dead (all hands lost).

There was another U 44 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 5 Aug 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 4 Nov 1939. Take a look at U 44 from WWII.


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