WWI U-boats

UB 68

Type UB III
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 286)
Ordered 20 May 1916
Launched 4 Jul 1917
Commissioned 5 Oct 1917
Commanders
5 Oct 1917 - 1 Jul 1918 Kptlt. Heino von Heimburg (Pour le Mérite)
2 Jul 1918 - 4 Oct 1918 Oblt. Karl Dönitz (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
Career 5 patrols
8 Jan 1918 - 4 Oct 1918 Pola/Mittelmeer I Flotilla
Successes5 ships sunk with a total of 10,709 tons.
4 ships damaged with a total of 23,788 tons. (View ships hit by UB 68)
Fate 4 Oct 1918 - Encountered technical problems while attacking a convoy which forced her to the surface, then shelled and sunk at 33°56’N 16°20’E. 4 dead and 33 survivors.


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