WWI U-boats

U 87

Type U 87
ShipyardKaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 31)
Ordered 23 Jun 1915
Laid down 28 Oct 1915
Launched 22 May 1916
Commissioned 26 Feb 1917
Commanders
26 Feb 1917 - 13 Oct 1917 Kptlt. Rudolf Schneider (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
13 Oct 1917 - 25 Dec 1917 Kptlt. Freiherr Rudolf von Speth-Sch├╝lzburg
Career 5 patrols
24 Apr 1917 - 25 Dec 1917 III Flotilla
Successes22 ships sunk with a total of 59,828 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 7,638 tons. (View ships hit by U 87)
Fate 25 Dec 1917 - Rammed, shelled, and depth charged by the patrol vessel P 56 in the Irish Sea. 44 dead (all hands lost).

There was another U 87 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 21 Jun 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 19 Aug 1941. Take a look at U 87 from WWII.


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