15th September 1915 U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-6
Type U 5
Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 148)
Ordered 8 Apr 1908
Laid down 24 Aug 1908
Launched 18 May 1910
Commissioned 12 Aug 1910
5 Aug 1914 - 28 Sep 1914 Oblt. Wilhelm-Friedrich Starke.
29 Sep 1914 - 4 Nov 1914 Oblt. Otto Steinbrinck.
5 Nov 1914 - 5 Jan 1915 Oblt. Reinhold Lepsius.
6 Jan 1915 - 21 Jan 1915 Oblt. Otto Steinbrinck.
22 Jan 1915 - 15 Sep 1915 Oblt. Reinhold Lepsius.
Career 4 patrols
1 Aug 1914 - 15 Sep 1915 I Flotilla
Successes 16 ships sunk with a total of 9,614 tons.
3 ships taken as prize with a total of 2,337 tons.
- 14 Apr 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Folke 1,352 Swedish
- 14 Apr 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Glencarse (Prize) 188 British
- 14 Apr 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Vestland 3,392 Danish
- 19 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Capella 422 Swedish
- 21 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Anvers (Prize) 862 Norway
- 21 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Madonna 455 Swedish
- 22 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Fortuna 203 Norway
- 25 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius G.P. Harbitz 673 Norway
- 25 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Harboe 388 Norway
- 25 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Sognedalen 644 Norway
- 26 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Elna 78 Danish
- 26 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Emma 687 Swedish
- 26 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Marie 173 Danish
- 26 Jul 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Neptunus 143 Danish
- 10 Sep 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Presto 206 Norway
- 11 Sep 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Wansbeck 462 Norway
- 11 Sep 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Randulf Hansen (Prize) 1,287 Norway
- 12 Sep 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Bien 120 Norway
- 13 Sep 1915 U 6 Reinhold Lepsius Norte 216 Norway
- 19 ships sunk (11,951 tons).
Fate 15 Sep 1915 - Torpedoed by HM Sub E16 off Stavanger 5910N 0509E. 24 dead and 5 survivors.
There was another U 6 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 21 Aug 1935 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 7 Sep 1935.
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