WWI U-boats

UB 41

Type UB II
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 265)
Ordered 22 Jul 1915
Launched 6 May 1916
Commissioned 25 Aug 1916
Commanders
25 Aug 1916 - 20 Mar 1917 Oblt. Friedrich Karl Sichart von Sichartshofen
21 Mar 1917 - 13 Sep 1917 Oblt. G√ľnther Krause
14 Sep 1917 - 5 Oct 1917 Oblt. Max Ploen
Career 13 patrols
2 Nov 1916 - 13 Sep 1917 II Flotilla
13 Sep 1917 - 5 Oct 1917 V Flotilla
Successes8 ships sunk with a total of 8,387 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 641 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 259 tons. (View ships hit by UB 41)
Fate 5 Oct 1917 - Mined north of Scarborough, England. 24 dead (all hands lost).

The wreck of UB 41 was discovered in August 2003.

Previously recorded fate
Presumed lost in a minefield off Scarborough at 5418N 0021W. The actual location of the wreck suggests the specifics of the often-cited claim are incorrect.


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