WWI U-boats

U 93

Type U 93
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 257)
Ordered 15 Sep 1915
Laid down 12 Jan 1916
Launched 15 Dec 1916
Commissioned 10 Feb 1917
Commanders
10 Feb 1917 - 30 Apr 1917 Kptlt. Freiherr Edgar von Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim
30 Apr 1917 - 22 May 1917 Oblt. Wilhelm Ziegner
23 May 1917 - 15 Jan 1918 Kptlt. Helmut Gerlach
Career 5 patrols
5 Apr 1917 - 15 Jan 1918 IV Flotilla
Successes34 ships sunk with a total of 87,872 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 12,628 tons. (View ships hit by U 93)
Fate 15 Jan 1918 - Missing after January 15, 1918. 43 dead (all hands lost).

U 93 was assigned to operate along the French coast between the Channel Islands and Penmarch. The last contact with her was on January 5th, 1918 though sinkings show she active through at least the 15th.

Previously recorded fate
Rammed by SS Braeneil off the Lizard in position 49.59N, 05.12W. U 93 could not have been at spot at the time of the ramming. Lost by unknown cause of Hardelot, France. The wreck in question is U 95.

There was another U 93 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 8 Jun 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 30 Jul 1940. Take a look at U 93 from WWII.


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