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SM U-34



   SM U-34 was a Type U 31 uboat built at Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 194) Ordered 29 Mar 1912, laid down 7 Nov 1912 she was launched 9 May 1914 and commissioned 5 Oct 1914.
Her Commanders were: 5 Oct 1914 - 11 Dec 1916 Claus Rücker, 12 Dec 1916 - 17 Jan 1918 Johannes Klasing, 18 Jan 1918 - 13 Mar 1918 Wilhelm Canaris and 14 Mar 1918 - 21 Oct 1918 Johannes Klasing

U34 undertook 17 patrols sailing with II Flotilla until 23 Aug 1915 then Pola Flotilla until 21 Oct 1918 She claimed 119 ships sunk with a total of 257,652 tons. and 5 ships damaged with a total of 14,208 tons.

  • 18 Mar 1915 Blue Jacket (damaged) 3,515 br
  • 18 Mar 1915 Glenartney 5,201 br
  • 21 Mar 1915 Cairntorr 3,588 br
  • 22 Mar 1915 Concord 2,861 br
  • 1 Jun 1915 Victoria 155 br
  • 2 Jun 1915 Delta B 220 be
  • 2 Jun 1915 Hirose 274 br
  • 3 Jun 1915 Penfeld 793 fr
  • 4 Jun 1915 Inkum 4,747 br
  • 7 Jun 1915 Superb 1,515 nw
  • 4 Sep 1915 Natal Transport 4,107 br
  • 8 Sep 1915 Indien 800 fr
  • 10 Nov 1915 Bosnia 2,561 it
  • 14 Nov 1915 Treneglos 3,886 br
  • 15 Nov 1915 Orange Prince 3,583 br
  • 19 Nov 1915 Hallamshire 4,420 br
  • 24 Dec 1915 Ville De La Ciotat 6,431 fr
  • 24 Dec 1915 Yeddo 4,563 br
  • 29 Dec 1915 Kenkoku Maru 3,217 jp
  • 30 Dec 1915 Abelia 3,650 br
  • 1 Jan 1916 Glengyle 9,395 br
  • 4 Jan 1916 Coquet 4,396 br
  • 3 Apr 1916 Ellaston 3,796 br
  • 3 Apr 1916 Sneaton 3,470 br
  • 5 Apr 1916 Chantala 4,951 br
  • 6 Apr 1916 Yonne 4,039 br
  • 8 Apr 1916 Zafra 3,578 br
  • 11 Apr 1916 Angus 3,619 br
  • 11 Apr 1916 Imperator (damaged) 394 ru
  • 12 Apr 1916 Orlock Head 1,945 br
  • 12 Apr 1916 Vega 2,957 fr
  • 15 May 1916 Mira 3,050 fr
  • 16 May 1916 San Andrea 225 it
  • 18 May 1916 Adamantios Korais 2,947 gr
  • 20 May 1916 Erminia 1,544 it
  • 20 May 1916 Fabbricotti F. 150 it
  • 20 May 1916 Languedoc 1,612 fr
  • 21 May 1916 Myosotis 356 fr
  • 21 May 1916 Tjømø 1,453 nw
  • 22 May 1916 Australia 1,586 it
  • 22 May 1916 Genista 1,856 it
  • 22 May 1916 Istros 1,891 gr
  • 22 May 1916 Orealla 1,876 it
  • 22 May 1916 Roberto G 587 it
  • 23 May 1916 Cornigliano 2,862 it
  • 23 May 1916 Regina 593 ru
  • 30 May 1916 Julia Park 2,900 br
  • 21 Aug 1916 Maria 242 it
  • 22 Aug 1916 San Pietro 53 it
  • 24 Aug 1916 Alix 141 it
  • 24 Aug 1916 Angelina 153 it
  • 25 Aug 1916 Socoa 2,772 fr
  • 27 Aug 1916 Torridon 1,526 it
  • 28 Aug 1916 Gorgona 861 it
  • 29 Aug 1916 Fede 1,273 it
  • 31 Aug 1916 Santa Maria 947 it
  • 31 Aug 1916 Nostra Signora Assunta 1,256 it
  • 31 Aug 1916 Quinto 836 it
  • 1 Sep 1916 Baron Yarborough 1,784 br
  • 1 Sep 1916 Giuseppe 180 it
  • 4 Sep 1916 Pasquale Lauro 1,188 it
  • 4 Sep 1916 Silverstream 1,224 it
  • 7 Sep 1916 Luigia 917 it
  • 8 Sep 1916 Elizabeth Iv 7,395 nw
  • 10 Sep 1916 Elli 631 gr
  • 10 Sep 1916 Spiridon 562 gr
  • 12 Sep 1916 Panaghia Akathistou 421 gr
  • 26 Oct 1916 Valborg 207 da
  • 28 Oct 1916 Germaine 2,573 gr
  • 29 Oct 1916 Marie Therese 219 fr
  • 2 Nov 1916 Giovanni Anteri Beretta 332 it
  • 4 Nov 1916 Mogador 1,364 fr
  • 8 Nov 1916 Luigi Pastro 3,228 it
  • 8 Nov 1916 Sheldrake 2,697 br
  • 19 Mar 1917 Angiolina (damaged) 3,541 it
  • 20 Mar 1917 Paul Et Marie 321 fr
  • 23 Mar 1917 Artemis 528 gr
  • 23 Mar 1917 Bellatrix 2,568 nw
  • 23 Mar 1917 Noli 1,569 it
  • 28 Mar 1917 Antonietta R. 84 it
  • 28 Mar 1917 Carlo T 134 it
  • 28 Mar 1917 Giuseppina 223 it
  • 28 Mar 1917 Giuseppina Rosa 132 it
  • 28 Mar 1917 La Maria 43 it
  • 28 Mar 1917 Pietro Lofaro 291 it
  • 28 Mar 1917 Raffaele 53 it
  • 4 May 1917 Francesco C. 984 it
  • 9 May 1917 Harpagus 5,866 br
  • 10 May 1917 Carmen 319 sp
  • 11 May 1917 Lefkosia 1,087 gr
  • 11 May 1917 Medjerda 1,918 fr
  • 12 May 1917 Zanoni 3,851 br
  • 14 May 1917 Gravelinoise 129 fr
  • 14 May 1917 Tejo 201 pt
  • 15 May 1917 Tung Shan 3,999 br
  • 16 May 1917 Dorothy Duff 186 br
  • 16 May 1917 Patricio (damaged) 2,164 sp
  • 17 May 1917 Alfonso 230 it
  • 19 May 1917 Mardinian 3,322 br
  • 20 May 1917 Caspian 3,606 br
  • 21 May 1917 Saint Michel 175 fr
  • 28 Jun 1917 Minerve 723 fr
  • 30 Jun 1917 Mont Viso 4,820 fr
  • 3 Jul 1917 Marthe Roux 1,962 fr
  • 4 Jul 1917 Fratelli Bianchi 3,542 it
  • 7 Jul 1917 Wilberforce 3,074 br
  • 12 Jul 1917 Ondine 84 fr
  • 2 Dec 1917 Berwick Law 4,680 br
  • 2 Dec 1917 Minas 2,506 gr
  • 6 Dec 1917 Ilvington Court 4,217 br
  • 12 Dec 1917 Emanuele C. 284 it
  • 28 Jan 1918 Djibouti 4,305 fr
  • 30 Jan 1918 Maizar 7,293 br
  • 6 Feb 1918 Ville De Verdun 4,576 fr
  • 12 Apr 1918 Autolycus 5,806 br
  • 12 Apr 1918 Moyune 4,935 br
  • 19 Apr 1918 Elka 2,128 gr
  • 19 Apr 1918 Lord Charlemont 3,209 br
  • 22 Apr 1918 Dronning Maud 2,663 br
  • 28 Aug 1918 Emilia G. 246 it
  • 28 Aug 1918 Johanne 234 da
  • 4 Sep 1918 Richard 175 nw
  • 9 Sep 1918 Policastra (damaged) 4,594 br
  • 9 Sep 1918 War Arabis 5,183 br

U34 Sailed on 18th of October 1918 and was never heard from again. 38 dead (all hands lost). It has been reported that U34 was depth charged by HMS Privet on 9th of November 1918 near Gibraltar. But U 34 was in all likelihood lost well before this date.

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