|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 261)|
|Ordered||15 Sep 1915|
|Laid down||25 Mar 1916|
|Launched||4 Apr 1917|
|Commissioned||16 May 1917|
|Successes||4 ships sunk with a total of 2,089 tons.|
1 ship damaged with a total of 4,785 tons. (View ships hit by U 97)
|Fate||21 Nov 1918 - Sank by accident in the North Sea in position 53Â°28'N, 03Â°28'E while on passage to surrender..|
The wreck has been located and identified in recent years.
There was another U 97 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 15 Aug 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 28 Sep 1940. Take a look at U 97 from WWII.