|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 237)|
|Ordered||23 Aug 1914||Laid down||28 Dec 1914|
|Launched||18 Mar 1916|
|Commissioned||8 Jun 1916|
|29 Jul 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla
|Successes||64 ships sunk with a total of 133,742 tons.|
7 ships damaged with a total of 26,161 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,466 tons. (View ships hit by U 55)
|Fate||26 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to Japan. In japanese service as the O3 1920-21. Dismantled at Sasebo Navy Yard between March and June 1921. In 1923 she was briefly re-commissioned as Auxiliary Vessel No. 2538..|
There was another U 55 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 19 Oct 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 21 Nov 1939. Take a look at the U 55 from WWII.