WWI U-boats

UB 38

Type UB II
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 262)
Ordered 22 Jul 1915
Launched 1 Apr 1916
Commissioned 18 Jul 1916
Commanders
10 Sep 1916 - 18 Nov 1916 Kptlt. Erwin Waßner (Pour le Mérite)
19 Nov 1916 - 5 Dec 1917 Oblt. Wilhelm Amberger
6 Dec 1917 - 24 Dec 1917 Oblt. Waldemar von Fischer
25 Dec 1917 - 8 Feb 1918 Oblt. Günther Bachmann
Career 21 patrols
11 Sep 1916 - 8 Feb 1918 Flandern Flotilla
Successes47 ships sunk with a total of 47,476 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 4,577 tons. (View ships hit by UB 38)
Fate 8 Feb 1918 - Ran into a minefield while attempting to escape destroyers and blew up at 5056N 0125E. 27 dead (all hands lost).


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