WWI U-boats

UB 81

Type UB III
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 281)
Ordered 23 Sep 1916
Laid down 5 Jan 1917
Launched 4 Aug 1917
Commissioned 18 Sep 1917
Commanders
18 Sep 1917 - 2 Dec 1917 Oblt. Reinhold Saltzwedel (Pour le Mérite)
Career 2 patrols
11 Nov 1917 - 2 Dec 1917 Flandern I Flotilla
Successes1 ship sunk with a total of 3,218 tons. (View ships hit by UB 81)
Fate 2 Dec 1917 - Mined 10 miles SE of Dunnose Head. Remained partially afloat but flooded when a patrol boat came alongside. 29 dead and 6 survivors.


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