WWI U-boats

U 45

Type U 43
ShipyardKaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 23)
Ordered 22 Jun 1914
Launched 15 Apr 1915
Commissioned 9 Oct 1915
Commanders
9 Oct 1915 - 12 Sep 1917 Kptlt. Erich Sittenfeld
Career 7 patrols
11 Nov 1916 - 12 Sep 1917 III Flotilla
Successes27 ships sunk with a total of 47,286 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 3,891 tons. (View ships hit by U 45)
Fate 12 Sep 1917 - Torpedoed by HM Sub D7 W of Shetlands at 5548N 0730W. 43 dead and 2 survivors.

There was another U 45 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 27 Apr 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 25 Jun 1938. Take a look at U 45 from WWII.


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