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HMS PC62



7th October 1916 U-Boat Index - WW1  SM U-84

Type U 81 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 254) Ordered 23 Jun 1915 Laid down 25 Oct 1915 Launched 22 Jul 1916 Commissioned 7 Oct 1916

Commanders.
17 Oct 1916 - 26 Jan 1918 Walter Roehr

Career 8 patrols.
3 Dec 1916 - 26 Jan 1918 IV Flotilla

Successes 28 ships sunk with a total of 83,127 tons.
7 ships damaged with a total of 42,149 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,462 tons.

  • 14 Dec 1916 U 84 Walter Roehr Aamot (prize) 1,362 nw
  • 18 Dec 1916 U 84 Walter Roehr Malcolm (prize) 2,100 sw
  • 9 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Alexandrian (damaged) 4,467 br
  • 10 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Bergenhus 3,606 nw
  • 12 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Auchencrag 3,916 br
  • 15 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Kinpurney 1,944 br
  • 15 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Omsk 1,574 da
  • 20 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Bulgarian 2,515 br
  • 20 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Neuquen 3,583 br
  • 17 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Bayonne 2,589 fr
  • 17 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Romsdalen 2,548 br
  • 18 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Berrima (damaged) 11,137 br
  • 18 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Hunsworth (damaged) 2,991 br
  • 18 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Juno 2,416 nw
  • 18 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Valdes 2,233 br
  • 21 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Dukat 1,408 nw
  • 22 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Invercauld 1,416 br
  • 13 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Argyll 3,547 br
  • 13 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Lime Branch (damaged) 5,379 br
  • 18 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Cragoswald 3,235 br
  • 18 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Rowena 3,017 br
  • 19 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Elswick Manor 3,943 br
  • 20 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Malakand 7,653 br
  • 1 Jul 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Bachi 2,184 sp
  • 1 Jul 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Demerara (damaged) 11,484 br
  • 4 Jul 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Goathland 3,044 br
  • 7 Jul 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Condesa 8,557 br
  • 7 Jul 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Ox 831 nw
  • 12 Aug 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Ursus Minor 623 nw
  • 13 Aug 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Bergamot 1,290 br
  • 24 Nov 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Actaeon 4,999 am
  • 1 Dec 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Antonios Stathatos 2,743 gr
  • 2 Dec 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Birchgrove 2,821 br
  • 9 Jan 1918 U 84 Walter Roehr Bayvoe 2,979 br
  • 10 Jan 1918 U 84 Walter Roehr Cardiff (damaged) 2,808 br
  • 12 Jan 1918 U 84 Walter Roehr Chateau Laffite 1,913 fr
  • 17 Jan 1918 U 84 Walter Roehr Messidor (damaged) 3,883 br

Fate 26 Jan 1918 - Possibly rammed and depth charged by PC62 in St George Channel and sunk at 51.53N 05.44W. 40 dead (all hands lost).

There was another U 84 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 26 Feb 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 29 Apr 1941.

John Doran


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