WWI U-boats

UB 59

Type UB III
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 271)
Ordered 20 May 1916
Laid down 13 Sep 1916
Launched 7 Jul 1917
Commissioned 25 Aug 1917
Commanders
6 Jun 1917 - 1 Jul 1917 Oblt. Peter Ernst Eiffe
25 Aug 1917 - 5 May 1918 Kptlt. Erwin Waßner (Pour le Mérite)
Career 5 patrols
5 Nov 1917 - 2 Oct 1918 Flandern I Flotilla
Successes6 ships sunk with a total of 7,336 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 12,413 tons.
1 ship sunk with a total of 1,025 tons. (View ships hit by UB 59)
Fate 5 Oct 1918 - Scuttled at Zeebrugge in position 51.19N, 03.12E during the German evacuation from Belgium..


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