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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



28th February 1916

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  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-47

    Type U 43 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 25) Ordered 4 Aug 1914 Launched 16 Aug 1915 Commissioned 28 Feb 1916

    Commanders>
    28 Feb 1916 - 27 Aug 1917 Heinrich Metzger
    28 Aug 1917 - 29 Oct 1917 Johannes Feldkirchner
    30 Oct 1917 - 10 Mar 1918 Oblt. Otto Gerke
    14 Jan 1918 - 14 Jun 1918 Wilhelm Canaris
    11 Mar 1918 - 31 Mar 1918 Adolf Franz
    15 Jun 1918 - 11 Sep 1918 Erich Gerth
    12 Sep 1918 - 28 Oct 1918 Carl Bünte

    Career 2 patrols.
    8 May 1916 - 27 Dec 1916 III Flotilla.
    27 Dec 1916 - 28 Oct 1918 Pola Flotilla

    Successes 14 ships sunk with a total of 23,931 tons.
    3 ships damaged with a total of 9,500 tons.
    1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,046 tons.

    • 15 Aug 1916 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Presto (prize) 1,046 sw
    • 30 Aug 1916 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Wellamo 1,050 fi
    • 16 Nov 1916 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Dolfijn 140 nl
    • 16 Nov 1916 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Parnass 646 nw
    • 1 Dec 1916 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Kediri 3,781 nl
    • 7 Dec 1916 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Spyros 3,357 gr
    • 13 Dec 1916 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Salamis 3,638 gr
    • 19 Dec 1916 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Sno 1,823 nw
    • 8 May 1917 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Madeleine III (damaged) 149 fr
    • 11 May 1917 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Hindoo (damaged) 4,915 br
    • 13 May 1917 U 47 Heinrich Metzger L’indipendente F. 181 it
    • 15 May 1917 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Pancras (damaged) 4,436 br
    • 17 May 1917 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Eirini 2,662 gr
    • 18 May 1917 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Frances M. 1,228 am
    • 22 May 1917 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Lapa 1,366 bz
    • 24 May 1917 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Barbara 838 am
    • 25 May 1917 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Magnus Manson 1,751 am
    • 3 Jun 1917 U 47 Heinrich Metzger Vulcanus 1,470 fr

    Fate 28 Oct 1918 - Scuttled at Pola in position 44.52N, 13.50E during the evacuation from there. No patrols after June 1917 due to serious engine troubles that could not be solved before the war ended

    There was another U 47 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 29 Oct 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 17 Dec 1938.

  • 28th February 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 28th Feb 1916 Accident during Demonstration

  • 28th Feb 1916 Ships Lost

  • 28th Feb 1916 Tales from Gallipoli

  • 28th Feb 1916 Situation Normal

  • 28th Feb 1916 On the March

  • 28th Feb 1916 On the Move





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