|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 235)|
|Ordered||23 Aug 1914|
|Laid down||17 Mar 1915|
|Launched||1 Feb 1916|
|Commissioned||22 Apr 1916|
|Successes||87 ships sunk with a total of 224,314 tons.|
10 ships damaged with a total of 46,339 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,050 tons. (View ships hit by U 53)
|Fate||1 Dec 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Swansea in 1922.|
There was another U 53 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 6 May 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 24 Jun 1939. Take a look at U 53 from WWII.