WWI U-boats

U 47

Type U 43
ShipyardKaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 25)
Ordered 4 Aug 1914
Launched 16 Aug 1915
Commissioned 28 Feb 1916
Commanders
28 Feb 1916 - 27 Aug 1917 Kptlt. Heinrich Metzger
28 Aug 1917 - 29 Oct 1917 Kptlt. Johannes Feldkirchner
30 Oct 1917 - 10 Mar 1918 Oblt. Otto Gerke
14 Jan 1918 - 14 Jun 1918 Kptlt. Wilhelm Canaris
11 Mar 1918 - 31 Mar 1918 Kptlt. Adolf Franz
15 Jun 1918 - 11 Sep 1918 Kptlt. Erich Gerth
12 Sep 1918 - 28 Oct 1918 Kptlt. Carl Bünte
Career 2 patrols
8 May 1916 - 27 Dec 1916 III Flotilla
27 Dec 1916 - 28 Oct 1918 Pola Flotilla
Successes14 ships sunk with a total of 23,931 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 9,500 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,046 tons. (View ships hit by U 47)
Fate 28 Oct 1918 - Scuttled at Pola in position 44.52N, 13.50E during the evacuation from there..

No patrols after June 1917 due to serious engine troubles that could not be solved before the war ended.

There was another U 47 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 29 Oct 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 17 Dec 1938. Take a look at U 47 from WWII.


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