WWI U-boats

UB 57

Type UB III
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 269)
Ordered 20 May 1916
Laid down 13 Sep 1916
Launched 20 Jun 1917
Commissioned 30 Jul 1917
Commanders
3 Jul 1917 - 1 Jan 1918 Kptlt. Otto Steinbrinck (Pour le Mérite)
2 Jan 1918 - 14 Aug 1918 Oblt. Johannes Lohs (Pour le Mérite)
Career 11 patrols
20 Sep 1917 - 14 Aug 1918 Flandern I Flotilla
Successes47 ships sunk with a total of 129,173 tons.
10 ships damaged with a total of 58,990 tons. (View ships hit by UB 57)
Fate 14 Aug 1918 - Mined off the Flanders coast on August 14, 1918. 34 dead (all hands lost).
The bodies of Lohs and several other crewmembers washed ashore on August 22, 1918.

Previously recorded fate
The commonly listed loss position of 51.56N, 02.02E is incorrect.


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