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HMS Mimosa



27th September 1914 Submarine U33 is commissioned  SM U-33 was a Type U 31 Uboat built at the Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 193) Ordered 29 Mar 1912, laid down 7 Nov 1912 she was launched 19 May 1914 and commissioned 27 Sep 1914 under the command of Konrad Gansser. Later she was commanded by Gustav Sieß from the 1 Apr 1917.

U33 undertook 16 patrols. Serving with IV Flotilla until 1 Aug 1915 then 16 Sep 1915 - 11 Mar 1916 Pola Flotilla , 11 Mar 1916 - 27 Nov 1916 Constantinople Flotilla, and 27 Nov 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 Pola/Mittelmeer I Flotilla

She totalled 84 ships sunk with a total of 194,131 tons. 8 ships damaged with a total of 36,452 tons. and 1 ship taken as prize with a total of 453 tons.

  • 2 Apr 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Paquerette 399 fr
  • 4 Apr 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Hermes 1,019 ru
  • 4 Apr 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Olivine 634 br
  • 5 Apr 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Northlands 2,776 br
  • 10 Jun 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Dania 2,648 ru
  • 14 Jun 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Davanger 2,256 nw
  • 21 Jun 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Sigurd Hund (p.) 453 nw
  • 1 Sep 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Whitefield 2,422 br
  • 4 Sep 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Cymbeline 4,505 br
  • 4 Sep 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Glimt 955 nw
  • 4 Sep 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Mimosa 3,466 br
  • 4 Sep 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Storesand 1,639 nw
  • 6 Sep 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser John Hardie 4,372 br
  • 30 Sep 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Tobia 185 it
  • 1 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Provincia 3,523 fr
  • 2 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Arabian 2,744 br
  • 2 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Sainte Marguerite 3,908 fr
  • 3 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Antonie 2,698 fr
  • 4 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Craigston 2,617 br
  • 4 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Yunnan (damaged) 6,474 fr
  • 5 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Burrsfield 4,037 br
  • 5 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser X130 160 br
  • 6 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Dimitrios 2,508 gr
  • 6 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Scawby 3,658 br
  • 6 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Silverash 3,753 br
  • 7 Oct 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Admiral Hamelin 5,051 fr
  • 18 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Enosis 3,409 br
  • 19 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Senju Maru 4,340 jp
  • 20 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Merganser 1,905 br
  • 23 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Tafna (damaged) 1,444 fr
  • 24 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Liguria 3,199 it
  • 25 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Algerien 1,767 fr
  • 26 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Tringa 2,154 br
  • 27 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Kingsway 3,647 br
  • 27 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Omara 435 fr
  • 27 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Tanis 3,655 br
  • 29 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Malinche 1,868 br
  • 29 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Zarifis 2,904 gr
  • 30 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Colenso 3,861 br
  • 30 Nov 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Langton Hall 4,437 br
  • 1 Dec 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Clan Macleod 4,796 br
  • 1 Dec 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Umeta 5,312 br
  • 2 Dec 1915 U 33 Konrad Gansser Commodore 5,858 br
  • 30 Mar 1916 U 33 Konrad Gansser Portugal 5,358 fr
  • 31 Mar 1916 U 33 Konrad Gansser Roi Albert (damaged) 2,853 be
  • 31 Mar 1916 U 33 Konrad Gansser Unident. Sailing Vessel 7 ru
  • 3 Apr 1916 U 33 Konrad Gansser Enrichetta 442 ru
  • 28 Apr 1916 U 33 Konrad Gansser Lyusya 50 ru
  • 28 Apr 1916 U 33 Konrad Gansser Anzhelika 170 ru
  • 28 Apr 1916 U 33 Konrad Gansser Unident. sailing vessel 300 ru
  • 18 Sep 1916 U 33 Konrad Gansser Unident. Small Fishing Vessel (1 Of 2) unknown ru
  • 18 Sep 1916 U 33 Konrad Gansser Unident. Small Fishing Vessel (2 Of 2) unknown ru
  • 15 Apr 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Cameronia 10,963 br
  • 16 Apr 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Sontay 7,247 fr
  • 22 Apr 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Blaatind 1,641 nw
  • 22 Apr 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Maria S. 133 it
  • 22 Apr 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Unione 207 it
  • 26 Apr 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Monitor 138 br
  • 27 Apr 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Mafalda 162 it
  • 27 Apr 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Margaret B. Rouss 701 am
  • 28 Apr 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Lisetta 40 it
  • 30 Apr 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Chrisomalli Th. Sifneo 2,415 gr
  • 27 May 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Beatrice 106 it
  • 27 May 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Michele Costantino 51 it
  • 3 Jun 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Greenbank 3,881 br
  • 3 Jun 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Islandmore 3,046 br
  • 7 Jun 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Il Dionisio 97 it
  • 7 Jun 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß San Antonio 13 it
  • 26 Jul 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Blanchette 280 it
  • 26 Jul 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Gesu E Maria 196 it
  • 27 Jul 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Frigido 59 it
  • 27 Jul 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Genova 3,486 it
  • 28 Jul 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Splendor (d.) 6,507 it
  • 1 Aug 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Llandudno 4,187 br
  • 4 Aug 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Angelina T. 146 it
  • 8 Aug 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Llanishen 3,837 br
  • 9 Aug 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Flora 125 it
  • 9 Aug 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Industria 51 sp
  • 15 Aug 1917 U 33 Gustav Sieß Bandai Maru 3,227 jp
  • 23 Jan 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Capri (damaged) 3,899 it
  • 24 Jan 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Antonios J. Dracoulis 3,301 gr
  • 25 Jan 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Apostoles Andreas 50 br
  • 29 Jan 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Taxiarchis 160 br
  • 31 Jan 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Eggesford (damaged) 4,414 br
  • 1 Feb 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Glenamoy (damaged) 7,269 br
  • 4 Feb 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Ravenshoe (damaged) 3,592 br
  • 4 Feb 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Standish Hall 3,996 br
  • 20 Mar 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Saint Dimitrios 3,359 br
  • 20 Mar 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Samoset 5,251 br
  • 20 Mar 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Yochow 2,127 br
  • 20 Mar 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Antonios M. Theophilatos 2,282 gr
  • 31 Mar 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß La Loire 5,343 fr
  • 5 May 1918 U 33 Gustav Sieß Aghios Johannis 20 gr

On the 16 Jan 1919 U33 was surrendered and was broken up at Blyth in 1919-20.

John Doran


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