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SS British Transport



31st May 1916 U-Boat Index - WW1  SM U-49

Type U 43 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 27) Ordered 4 Aug 1914 Launched 26 Nov 1915 Commissioned 31 May 1916

Commanders
31 May 1916 - 11 Sep 1917 Richard Hartmann

Career 6 patrols
7 Aug 1916 - 11 Sep 1917 III Flotilla

Successes 38 ships sunk with a total of 86,320 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 2,609 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 566 tons.

    29 Sep 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Haarfagre (prize) 566 nw
  • 29 Sep 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Nornen 215 nw
  • 1 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Seatonia 3,533 br
  • 2 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Caswell 245 br
  • 2 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Harfat Castle 274 br
  • 2 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Kyoto 282 br
  • 8 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Columbian 8,580 am
  • 9 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Balto 3,538 nw
  • 9 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Fordalen 2,835 nw
  • 10 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Camma 794 nw
  • 11 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Barbara 2,831 gr
  • 11 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Ragnar 2,123 da
  • 12 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Lady Carrington 3,269 br
  • 12 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Leda (damaged) 1,140 nl
  • 12 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Therese 1,333 da
  • 15 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann La Briantais 255 fr
  • 15 Nov 1916 U 49 Richard Hartmann Lorca 4,129 br
  • 19 Feb 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Sigrid 2,194 ru
  • 27 Feb 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Galgorm Castle 1,596 br
  • 27 Feb 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Luigino B. 1,971 it
  • 27 Feb 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Tritonia 4,445 br
  • 3 Mar 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Newstead 2,836 br
  • 3 Mar 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Sagamore 5,197 br
  • 5 May 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Snig 2,115 nw
  • 8 May 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Petunia 1,749 br
  • 11 May 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Barrister 3,679 br
  • 14 May 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Carnmoney 1,299 br
  • 17 May 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann George Pyman 3,859 br
  • 1 Jul 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Stalheim (damaged) 1,469 nw
  • 3 Jul 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Cimbria 234 da
  • 3 Jul 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Mary Boyes 101 da
  • 3 Jul 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Proefneming I 112 nl
  • 3 Jul 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Thor 105 nl
  • 8 Jul 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Obuasi 4,416 br
  • 10 Jul 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann King David 3,680 br
  • 12 Jul 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Muirfield 3,086 br
  • 15 Jul 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Dudhope 2,086 br
  • 16 Jul 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Lamia L. 2,220 it
  • 11 Sep 1917 U 49 Richard Hartmann Vienna 4,170 br

Fate 11 Sep 1917 - Rammed in Biscay and sunk by gunfire from SS British Transport at 4617N 1442W. 43 dead (all hands lost).

There was another U 49 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 24 Jun 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 12 Aug 1939.

John Doran


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