|Shipyard||Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 30)|
|Ordered||6 Jan 1915|
|Launched||10 Aug 1915|
|Commissioned||24 Nov 1915|
|18 Mar 1916 - 17 May 1916 I Flotilla
|Successes||1 ship sunk with a total of 2,802 tons. (View ships hit by U 74)|
|Fate||17 May 1916 - Sank in a mine handling accident 3.5 miles off Dunbar, Scotland. The wreck of an UEI class submarine located by divers is undoubtedly that of U 74. 34 dead (all hands lost).|
Previously recorded fate
Sunk by gunfire from the Royal Navy trawlers Sea Ranger, Kimberly, Oku, and Rodino off Peterhead at 57.10N, 01.20E on May 27, 1916. U 74 was lost well before this date.
There was another U 74 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 31 Aug 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 31 Oct 1940. Take a look at the U 74 from WWII.