WWI U-boats

UB 33

Type UB II
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 257)
Ordered 22 Jul 1915
Launched 5 Dec 1915
Commissioned 20 Apr 1916
Commanders
22 Apr 1916 - 30 Jan 1917 Oblt. Herbert Lefholz
1 Feb 1917 - 21 Mar 1917 Oblt. Waldemar von Fischer
22 Mar 1917 - 16 Sep 1917 Oblt. Karl Ruprecht
17 Sep 1917 - 11 Apr 1918 Oblt. Fritz Gregor
Career 17 patrols
22 Jun 1916 - 24 Oct 1917 Baltic Flotilla
24 Oct 1917 - 11 Apr 1918 Flandern Flotilla
Successes13 ships sunk with a total of 5,390 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 6,575 tons.
3 ships taken as prize with a total of 1,527 tons. (View ships hit by UB 33)
Fate 11 Apr 1918 - Struck a mine and sank SW of the Varne sandbank at 5055N 0117E. 28 dead (all hands lost).


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