WWI U-boats

UB 17

Type UB I
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 226)
Ordered 25 Nov 1914
Laid down 21 Feb 1915
Launched 21 Apr 1915
Commissioned 4 May 1915
Commanders
4 May 1915 - 6 Feb 1916 Oblt. Ralph Wenninger (Pour le Mérite)
7 Feb 1916 - 9 Mar 1916 Oblt. Arthur Metz
10 Mar 1916 - 16 Mar 1916 Oblt. Werner Fürbringer (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
17 Mar 1916 - 15 Apr 1916 Oblt. Friedrich Moecke
16 Apr 1916 - 27 Jun 1916 Oblt. Ralph Wenninger (Pour le Mérite)
28 Jun 1916 - 7 Jul 1916 Oblt. Günther Suadicani
8 Jul 1916 - 3 Dec 1916 Oblt. Hans Degetau
4 Dec 1916 - 17 Jul 1917 Oblt. Ulrich Meier
18 Jul 1917 - 23 Sep 1917 Oblt. Georg Niemeyer
24 Sep 1917 - 30 Sep 1917 Oblt. Günther Wigankow
1 Oct 1917 - 9 Jan 1918 Oblt. Johannes Ries
10 Jan 1918 - 15 Mar 1918 Oblt. Albert Branscheid
Career 91 patrols
10 May 1915 - 15 Mar 1918 Flandern Flotilla
Successes13 ships sunk with a total of 2,189 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 4,054 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 316 tons. (View ships hit by UB 17)
Fate 15 Mar 1918 - Sailed from Zeebrugge on March 11, 1918 and was never heard from again. 18 dead (all hands lost).

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