WWI U-boats

U 72

Type UE 1
ShipyardVulcan, Hamburg (Werk 56)
Ordered 6 Jan 1915
Launched 31 Oct 1915
Commissioned 26 Jan 1916
Commanders
28 Jan 1916 - 17 Jul 1917 Kptlt. Ernst Krafft (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
18 Jul 1917 - 5 Nov 1917 Kptlt. Johannes Feldkirchner
6 Nov 1917 - 31 Dec 1917 Erich Schulze
1 Jan 1918 - 31 Oct 1918 Hermann Bohm
Career 4 patrols
11 Apr 1916 - 17 Sep 1916 I Flotilla
17 Sep 1916 - 1 Nov 1918 Pola/Mittelmeer II Flotilla
Successes21 ships sunk with a total of 38,596 tons.
5 ships damaged with a total of 21,513 tons. (View ships hit by U 72)
Fate 1 Nov 1918 - Scuttled during the evacuation of Cattaro in position 42.30N, 18.41E..

There was another U 72 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 22 Nov 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 4 Jan 1941. Take a look at U 72 from WWII.


Back to the U-boat index