WWI U-boats

UC 79

Type UC II
ShipyardVulcan, Hamburg (Werk 84)
Ordered 12 Jan 1916
Launched 19 Dec 1916
Commissioned 22 Jan 1917
Commanders
22 Jan 1917 - 23 Sep 1917 Kptlt. Erich Haecker
24 Sep 1917 - 6 Feb 1918 Oblt. Werner Löwe
7 Feb 1918 - 5 Apr 1918 Oblt. Alfred Krameyer
Career 11 patrols
1 Apr 1917 - 7 Aug 1917 Baltic Flotilla
7 Aug 1917 - 5 Apr 1918 Flandern/Flandern I Flotilla
Successes10 ships sunk with a total of 12,241 tons.
14 ships taken as prize with a total of 10,961 tons. (View ships hit by UC 79)
Fate 5 Apr 1918 - Mined off Griz Nez, France while homebound, likely during the first week of April, 1918. The exact date of loss has not been determined. 30 dead (all hands lost).

The wreck of UC 79 was first located by Royal Navy divers in August 1918. It has since been rediscovered and identified by a team of French divers

Previously recorded fate
Mined off Folkestone during the night of April 19/20, 1918. UB 78 was the boat lost at this time.


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