WWI U-boats

UB 53

Type UB III
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 298)
Ordered 20 May 1916
Launched 9 Mar 1917
Commissioned 21 Aug 1917
Commanders
21 Aug 1917 - 3 Aug 1918 Kptlt. Robert Sprenger (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
Career 5 patrols
1 Nov 1917 - 3 Aug 1918 Pola/Mittelmeer I Flotilla
Successes14 ships sunk with a total of 16,586 tons. (View ships hit by UB 53)
Fate 3 Aug 1918 - Hit 2 mines in the Otranto Barrage and sank at 39°40'N 18°40'E. 10 dead and 26 survivors.

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