WWI U-boats

UB 52

Type UB III
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 297)
Ordered 20 May 1916
Launched 8 Mar 1917
Commissioned 9 Aug 1917
Commanders
9 Aug 1917 - 23 May 1918 Oblt. Otto Launburg (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
Career 4 patrols
13 Oct 1917 - 23 May 1918 Pola/Mittelmeer I Flotilla
Successes12 ships sunk with a total of 41,411 tons.
5 ships damaged with a total of 27,076 tons. (View ships hit by UB 52)
Fate 23 May 1918 - Torpedoed by HM Sub H4 in Otranto Strait at 41°46'N 18°52'E. 33 dead and 2 survivors.
Survivors were Otto Launburg and Heinrich Klein, UB 52's steuermann.

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