WWI U-boats

U 6

Type U 5
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 148)
Ordered 8 Apr 1908
Laid down 24 Aug 1908
Launched 18 May 1910
Commissioned 12 Aug 1910
Commanders
5 Aug 1914 - 28 Sep 1914 Oblt. Wilhelm-Friedrich Starke
29 Sep 1914 - 4 Nov 1914 Oblt. Otto Steinbrinck (Pour le Mérite)
5 Nov 1914 - 5 Jan 1915 Oblt. Reinhold Lepsius
6 Jan 1915 - 21 Jan 1915 Oblt. Otto Steinbrinck (Pour le Mérite)
22 Jan 1915 - 15 Sep 1915 Oblt. Reinhold Lepsius
Career 4 patrols
1 Aug 1914 - 15 Sep 1915 I Flotilla
Successes16 ships sunk with a total of 9,614 tons.
3 ships taken as prize with a total of 2,337 tons. (View ships hit by U 6)
Fate 15 Sep 1915 - Torpedoed by HM Sub E16 off Stavanger 5910N 0509E. 24 dead and 5 survivors.

There was another U 6 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 21 Aug 1935 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 7 Sep 1935. Take a look at U 6 from WWII.


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