WWI U-boats

UC 42

Type UC II
ShipyardVulcan, Hamburg (Werk 75)
Ordered 20 Nov 1915
Launched 21 Sep 1916
Commissioned 18 Nov 1916
Commanders
18 Nov 1916 - 17 Jul 1917 Kptlt. Otto Heinrich Tornow
18 Jul 1917 - 10 Sep 1917 Oblt. Hans Albrecht Müller
Career 6 patrols
1 Jan 1917 - 10 Sep 1917 I Flotilla
Successes13 ships sunk with a total of 9,643 tons.
1 warship damaged with a total of 1,210 tons. (View ships hit by UC 42)
Fate 10 Sep 1917 - Lost in the explosion of her own mines off Cork at 51°44N’, 8°12’W. 27 dead (all hands lost).

The wreck of UC 42 was first discovered by the Royal Navy on October 31, 1917 and dived and positively identified soon thereafter. The wreck was rediscovered by Irish divers in 2010. http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0124/296859-cork/#video


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