WWI U-boats

UB 30

Type UB II
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 254)
Ordered 22 Jul 1915
Launched 16 Nov 1915
Commissioned 16 Mar 1916
Commanders
18 Mar 1916 - 1 Oct 1916 Kptlt. Kurt Schapler
2 Oct 1916 - 7 Aug 1917 Oblt. Freiherr Cassius von Montigny
8 Aug 1917 - 21 Apr 1918 Kptlt. Wilhelm Rhein (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
22 Apr 1918 - 13 Aug 1918 Oblt. Rudolf Stier
Career 19 patrols
8 May 1916 - 23 Feb 1917 Baltic Flotilla
23 Feb 1917 - 13 Aug 1918 Flandern Flotilla
Successes18 ships sunk with a total of 19,650 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 12,007 tons. (View ships hit by UB 30)
Fate 13 Aug 1918 - Depth charged off E coast of UK and sunk at 5432N 0036E. 26 dead (all hands lost).
The boat lies in position 54.32'.351 N 000.35'.671 W (WGS84), in a depth of 43m (lowest astronomical depth) 3-miles NNE from Whitby north pier, North Yorkshire. She is intact and upright with the hatches open and the boat is full of silt and there are nets draped over the hull. (A diver was lost on the wreck in 1992.)

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