WWI U-boats

U 79

 
Type UE 1
ShipyardVulcan, Hamburg  (Werk 61)
Ordered 9 Mar 1915 
Launched 9 Apr 1916 
Commissioned 25 May 1916 
Commanders
25 May 1916 - 20 Feb 1917   Heinrich Jeß
21 Feb 1917 - 26 Oct 1917   Otto Rohrbeck
27 Oct 1917 - 23 Nov 1917   Otto Dröscher
24 Nov 1917 - 15 Apr 1918   Karl Thouret
16 Apr 1918 - 17 Aug 1918  Oblt. Rudolf (i.V.) Zentner
18 Aug 1918 - 26 Aug 1918  Oblt. Martin Hoffmann
27 Aug 1918 - 15 Sep 1918  Ltn. Rudolf (i.V.) Haagen
16 Sep 1918 - 14 Oct 1918   Woldemar Petri
15 Oct 1918 - 11 Nov 1918  Oblt. Kurt Slevogt
Career 11 patrols
30 Jul 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 I Flotilla
Successes22 ships sunk with a total of 34,479 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 7,474 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,125 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 14,300 tons.
1 warship damaged with a total of 790 tons. (View ships hit by U 79
Fate 21 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to France. Became the french submarine Victor Reveille until being broken up in 1935..  

There was another U 79 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 25 Jan 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 13 Mar 1941. Take a look at the U 79 from WWII.


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