WWI U-boats

UC 61

Type UC II
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 259)
Ordered 12 Jan 1916
Laid down 3 Apr 1916
Launched 11 Nov 1916
Commissioned 13 Dec 1916
Commanders
13 Dec 1916 - 26 Jul 1917 Kptlt. Georg Gerth
Career 5 patrols
27 Feb 1917 - 26 Jul 1917 Flandern Flotilla
Successes11 ships sunk with a total of 13,821 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 3,476 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 7,578 tons.
1 warship damaged with a total of 570 tons. (View ships hit by UC 61)
Fate 26 Jul 1917 - Ran aground in heavy fog near Wissant (between Calais and Griz Nez) at 50°54’N, 1°40’E. Blown in two by the crew to prevent use by the Allies. 26 survivors (No casualties).


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