WWI U-boats

U 106

Type U 93
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 275)
Ordered 5 May 1916
Launched 12 Jun 1917
Commissioned 28 Jul 1917
28 Jul 1917 - 7 Oct 1917 Kptlt. Hans Hufnagel
Career 1 patrol
2 Sep 1917 - 7 Oct 1917 IV Flotilla
Successes1 ship damaged with a total of 5,867 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 957 tons. (View ships hit by U 106)
Fate 7 Oct 1917 - Lost in a minefield about 40 miles north of Terschelling while homebound. 41 dead (all hands lost).

16 March 2011
The U 106 has been located and identified off the Dutch coast according to numerous reports. Apparently the boat was found in Oct 2009 by Dutch ship HMS Snellius and then the wreck was checked by HMS Maassluis and HMS Hellevoetsluis with their Seafox equipment. An air bottle was retrieved and identified from a number on its air bottles.

Sources / links
American Pundit.
Thaindian News
Militaryphotos.net (includes a photo)

There was another U 106 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 17 Jun 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 24 Sep 1940. Take a look at U 106 from WWII.

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