WWI U-boats

UB 27

Type UB II
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 241)
Ordered 30 Apr 1915
Laid down 8 Jul 1915
Launched 20 Dec 1915
Commissioned 23 Feb 1916
Commanders
23 Feb 1916 - 31 Oct 1916 Kptlt. Victor Dieckmann (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
1 Nov 1916 - 23 Apr 1917 Oblt. Hans Georg Lübbe
24 Apr 1917 - 29 Jul 1917 Oblt. Freiherr Heinz von Stein zu Lausnitz
Career 17 patrols
14 Apr 1916 - 1 Feb 1917 I Flotilla
1 Feb 1917 - 21 Apr 1917 II Flotilla
21 Apr 1917 - 19 Jul 1917 Baltic Flotilla
19 Jul 1917 - 29 Jul 1917 Flandern Flotilla
Successes11 ships sunk with a total of 18,091 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 3,240 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,019 tons. (View ships hit by UB 27)
Fate 29 Jul 1917 - Commonly listed as rammed and depth charged by HMS Halcyon off east coast of UK at 52°47\'N , 02°24\'E. This cause of loss should be taken with extreme care, as it is not consistent with UB 27\'s orders and evidence of a sinking is far from overwhelming. 22 dead (all hands lost).


Note. Fate map temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).


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