WWI U-boats

U 76

Type UE 1
ShipyardVulcan, Hamburg (Werk 58)
Ordered 9 Mar 1915
Launched 12 Mar 1916
Commissioned 11 May 1916
Commanders
11 May 1916 - 22 Jan 1917 Kptlt. Waldemar Bender
Career 3 patrols
29 Jun 1916 - 22 Jan 1917 I Flotilla
Successes2 ships sunk with a total of 1,149 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 6,254 tons. (View ships hit by U 76)
Fate 22 Jan 1917 - Foundered in bad weather off North Cape (71N, 23E) after damage by collision with a Russian trawler. 1 dead, unknown number of survivors.
The wreck of U 76 was raised and broken up in the early 1970s.

There was another U 76 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 3 Oct 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 3 Dec 1940. Take a look at U 76 from WWII.


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