|Shipyard ||Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 26)|
|Ordered ||4 Aug 1914 ||Laid down || |
|Launched ||3 Oct 1915 ||Commissioned ||22 Apr 1916 |
|Career ||8 patrols|
|8 Jun 1916 - 24 Nov 1917 III Flotilla
|Successes||34 ships sunk with a total of 104,558 tons.|
1 ship damaged with a total of 180 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 5,904 tons.
|Fate ||24 Nov 1917 - While waiting for the moon to set, U 48 drifted and eventually went aground at high tide on the Goodwin Sands. She was discovered at dawn by British patrol craft. After a brief exchange of gunfire, scuttling charges were set and the crew abandoned the boat.. 19 dead and 17 survivors.
|The shifting sands of the Goodwin Sands occassional expose the wreck of U 48 |
See the 37 ships hit by U 48
There was another U 48 in World War Two|
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 8 Mar 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 22 Apr 1939. Take a look at the U 48 from WWII.