|Shipyard||A.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 214)|
|Ordered||6 Oct 1914|
|Laid down||13 Jul 1915|
|Launched||20 Jun 1916|
|Commissioned||7 Sep 1916|
|Successes||14 ships sunk with a total of 28,050 tons.|
1 ship damaged with a total of 6,526 tons. (View ships hit by U 59)
|Fate||14 May 1917 - Struck a German mine off Horns Reef at 55.33N 07.15E. 33 dead and 4 survivors.|
The wreck of U 59 was located in 2002.
There was another U 59 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Oct 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 4 Mar 1939. Take a look at U 59 from WWII.