WWI U-boats

UB 72

Type UB III
ShipyardVulcan, Hamburg (Werk 96)
Ordered 23 Sep 1916
Launched 30 Jul 1917
Commissioned 9 Sep 1917
Commanders
9 Sep 1917 - 1 Mar 1918 Kptlt. Walter Creutzfeldt
2 Mar 1918 - 12 May 1918 Oblt. Friedrich Traeger
Career 5 patrols
25 Apr 1918 - 12 May 1918 II Flotilla
28 Oct 1918 - 25 Apr 1918 V Flotilla
Successes5 ships sunk with a total of 10,551 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 3,358 tons. (View ships hit by UB 72)
Fate 12 May 1918 - Torpedoed by HM Sub D4 at 50°08’N 2°41’W. 32 dead and 3 survivors.


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