WWI U-boats

U 43

Type U 43
ShipyardKaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 21)
Ordered 10 Jul 1913
Launched 26 Sep 1914
Commissioned 30 Apr 1915
Commanders
30 Apr 1915 - 16 May 1917 KrvKpt. Hellmuth J├╝rst (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
17 May 1917 - 17 Apr 1918 Kptlt. Waldemar Bender
18 Apr 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Kptlt. Johannes Kirchner
Career 11 patrols
unknown start - 11 Nov 1918 III Flotilla
Successes45 ships sunk with a total of 114,323 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 356 tons. (View ships hit by U 43)
Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Swansea in 1922.

There was another U 43 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 23 May 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 26 Aug 1939. Take a look at U 43 from WWII.


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