WWI U-boats

UB 56

Type UB III
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 268)
Ordered 20 May 1916
Laid down 5 Sep 1916
Launched 11 May 1917
Commissioned 19 Jul 1917
Commanders
19 Jul 1917 - 19 Dec 1917 Oblt. Hans Valentiner (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
Career 4 patrols
10 Sep 1917 - 19 Dec 1917 Flandern I Flotilla
Successes4 ships sunk with a total of 5,387 tons. (View ships hit by UB 56)
Fate 19 Dec 1917 - Mined in the Strait of Dover and sank 50°58’N, 1°21’E. 37 dead (all hands lost).


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