WWI U-boats

UB 115

Type UB III
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 321)
Ordered 23 Sep 1916
Launched 4 Nov 1917
Commissioned 28 May 1918
Commanders
28 May 1918 - 29 Sep 1918 Oblt. Reinhold Thomsen
Career 2 patrols
3 Sep 1918 - 29 Sep 1918 Flandern I Flotilla
Successes1 ship sunk with a total of 336 tons. (View ships hit by UB 115)
Fate 29 Sep 1918 - Depth charged until destruction by HMS Ouse and Star at 5513N 0122E. 39 dead (all hands lost).

The boat lies in position: 55 14' .460 N 001 22' .454 W, (WGS84) 4.5-miles NE from Beacon Point, Newton-by-the-Sea, off Northumberland, UK. Up until ten years ago she was intact and complete, but is now broken into two sections, each standing about 3m high and lying on a 'spoil-ground' of fly ash from the local power station and it sets like concrete. However the wreck is covered in soft corals and most of her is still there and attached to the wreck. (The wreck was probably destroyed by trawling.)


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