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SS San Hilario



30th April 1915 U-Boat Index - WW1  SM U-43

Type U 43 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 21) Ordered 10 Jul 1913 Launched 26 Sep 1914 Commissioned 30 Apr 1915.
Commanders.
30 Apr 1915 - 16 May 1917 Hellmuth Jürst.
17 May 1917 - 17 Apr 1918 Waldemar Bender.
18 Apr 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Johannes Kirchner

Career 11 patrols.
start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 III Flotilla

Successes 45 ships sunk with a total of 114,323 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 356 tons.

  • 21 Mar 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Aranmore 1,050 br
  • 24 Mar 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Englishman 5,257 br
  • 26 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Dania 862 nw
  • 26 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Knut Hilde 1,632 nw
  • 28 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Rolf Jarl 1,265 nw
  • 29 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Knut Jarl 1,070 nw
  • 29 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Nesjar 1,609 nw
  • 30 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Fancy 1,612 nw
  • 3 Oct 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst J. Y. Short 2,193 br
  • 3 Oct 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Tourgai 4,281 ru
  • 10 Oct 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Gardepee 1,633 br
  • 11 Oct 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Bistritza 3,688 ro
  • 17 Oct 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Edam 2,381 nw
  • 22 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Duc D’aumale 2,189 fr
  • 23 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Jevington 2,747 br
  • 23 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Donstad 699 nw
  • 28 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Foz Do Douro 1,677 pt
  • 28 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Fulton 1,034 nw
  • 31 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Rigel 2,671 nw
  • 3 Feb 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Hollinside 2,862 br
  • 3 Feb 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Songelv 2,064 nw
  • 3 Feb 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Wasdale 1,856 nw
  • 4 Feb 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Turino 4,241 br
  • 9 Feb 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Famiglia 2,942 it
  • 16 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Anne 240 da
  • 16 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Endymion 1,345 ru
  • 16 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Towergate 3,697 br
  • 20 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst August 1,596 ru
  • 20 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst San Hilario 10,157 br
  • 22 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Woodward Abrahams 744 am
  • 24 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Cordelia 613 sw
  • 25 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Abosso 7,782 br
  • 26 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Ehrglis 238 ru
  • 26 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Hektoria 5,002 nw
  • 3 May 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Emma (prize) 183 nl
  • 3 May 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Concordia (prize) 173 nl
  • 4 Jun 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Juno 1,169 nw
  • 10 Jun 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Haulwen 4,032 br
  • 11 Jun 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Teviotdale 3,847 br
  • 19 Jun 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Tunisie 3,246 fr
  • 18 Sep 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Glenfoyle 1,680 br
  • 28 Dec 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Magellan 6,265 fr
  • 27 Jul 1918 U 43 Johannes Kirchner Subadar 4,911 br
  • 3 Aug 1918 U 43 Johannes Kirchner Maceio 3,739 bz
  • 3 Aug 1918 U 43 Johannes Kirchner Vouga 96 pt
  • 15 Oct 1918 U 43 Johannes Kirchner Bretagne 316 fr
  • 19 Oct 1918 U 43 Johannes Kirchner Aida 93 pt

Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Swansea in 1922.

There was another U 43 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 23 May 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 26 Aug 1939.

John Doran


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