|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 233)|
|Ordered||23 Aug 1914|
|Laid down||19 Dec 1914|
|Launched||25 Nov 1915|
|Commissioned||24 Feb 1916|
|Fate||14 Jul 1916 - Torpedoed by HM Sub H5 while leaving Ems estuary. 34 dead and 4 survivors.|
The wreck of U 51 was raised and broken up in 1968.
There was another U 51 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 11 Jun 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 6 Aug 1938. Take a look at U 51 from WWII.