WWI U-boats

U 95

Type U 93
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 259)
Ordered 15 Sep 1915
Laid down 29 Mar 1916
Launched 20 Jan 1917
Commissioned 29 Apr 1917
15 Apr 1917 - 16 Jan 1918 Kptlt. Athalwin Prinz
Career 6 patrols
24 May 1917 - 16 Jan 1918 IV Flotilla
Successes14 ships sunk with a total of 38,014 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 5,862 tons. (View ships hit by U 95)
Fate 16 Jan 1918 - Sunk by unknown cause off Hardelot, France (identified wreck) in the second half of January, 1918. 40 dead (all hands lost).

U 95 was assigned to operate in western English Channel with sinkings showing she was active through at least January 15th. The wreck of U 95 was recently discovered by divers. The wreck was originally believed to be U 93.

Previously recorded fate
Rammed by SS Braeneil off the Lizard at 49.59N 05.12W. U 84., if any boat was the victim of this attack.

There was another U 95 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 18 Jul 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 31 Aug 1940. Take a look at U 95 from WWII.

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