WWI U-boats

U 77

Type UE 1
ShipyardVulcan, Hamburg (Werk 59)
Ordered 9 Mar 1915
Launched 9 Jan 1916
Commissioned 10 Mar 1916
Commanders
10 Mar 1916 - 7 Jul 1916 Kptlt. Erich G├╝nzel
Career 2 patrols
29 Jun 1916 - 7 Jul 1916 I Flotilla
SuccessesNo successes
Fate 7 Jul 1916 - Lost after this date while on a mission to lay mines off Kinnaird Head, Scotland. 33 dead (all hands lost).
U 77 got at least some of her mines out before her loss.

Previously recorded fate
Lost in a minehandling accident off Dunbar, Scotland. The wreck at that location is undoubtedly that of U 74.

There was another U 77 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 23 Nov 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 18 Jan 1941. Take a look at U 77 from WWII.


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