WWI U-boats

U 63

Type U 63
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 247)
Ordered 17 May 1915
Laid down 30 Apr 1915
Launched 8 Feb 1916
Commissioned 11 Mar 1916
Commanders
11 Mar 1916 - 27 Aug 1917 Kptlt. Otto Schultze (Pour le Mérite)
28 Aug 1917 - 14 Oct 1917 Kptlt. Heinrich Metzger
15 Oct 1917 - 24 Dec 1917 Kptlt. Otto Schultze (Pour le Mérite)
25 Dec 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 Kptlt. Kurt Hartwig (Pour le Mérite)
Career 12 patrols
2 May 1916 - 6 Nov 1916 IV Flotilla
6 Nov 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 Pola/Mittelmeer I Flotilla
Successes72 ships sunk with a total of 198,168 tons.
11 ships damaged with a total of 47,700 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 5,250 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 2,540 tons. (View ships hit by U 63)
Fate 16 Jan 1919 - Surrendered. Broken up at Blyth in 1919-20.

There was another U 63 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 6 Dec 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 18 Jan 1940. Take a look at U 63 from WWII.


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