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SM U-88



7th April 1917 U-Boat Index - WW1  SM U-88

Type U 87 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 32) Ordered 23 Jun 1915 Laid down 20 Nov 1915 Launched 22 Jun 1916 Commissioned 7 Apr 1917

Commanders.
23 Jul 1916 - 5 Sep 1917 Walther Schwieger

Career 4 patrols.
18 May 1917 - 5 Sep 1917 III Flotilla

Successes 12 ships sunk with a total of 39,382 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 845 tons.

  • 23 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Hector 1,146 nw
  • 25 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Hilary 6,329 br
  • 28 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Roma (damaged) 417 ru
  • 29 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Ashleaf 5,768 br
  • 31 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Jeanne Cordonnier 2,194 fr
  • 31 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Miyazaki Maru 7,892 jp
  • 1 Jun 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Cavina 6,539 br
  • 6 Jun 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Eemdijk 3,048 nl
  • 7 Jun 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger John Bakke 1,611 nw
  • 29 Jun 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Escondido 1,066 nw
  • 3 Jul 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Iceland 1,501 br
  • 7 Jul 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Coral Leaf (damaged) 428 br
  • 13 Jul 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Ceres 1,166 da
  • 16 Jul 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Vesta 1,122 da

Fate 5 Sep 1917 - Presumably mined off Terschelling. 43 dead (all hands lost).

There was another U 88 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 Aug 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 15 Oct 1941.

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