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SM U-155



19th February 1917 U-Boat Index - WW1  

SM U-155 (Deutschland Merchant Submarine)

SM U-155

Type U 151 Shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau (Werk 382) Ordered 27 Oct 1915 Launched 28 Mar 1916 Commissioned 19 Feb 1917

Commanders.
19 Feb 1917 - 5 Sep 1917 Karl Meusel.
6 Sep 1917 - 31 May 1918 Erich Eckelmann.
1 Jun 1918 - 14 Nov 1918 Ferdinand Studt.

Career 3 patrols.
19 Feb 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 U-Kreuzer Flotilla

Successes 43 ships sunk with a total of 120,434 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 9,080 tons.

  • 2 Jun 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Hafursfjord 1,669 nw
  • 10 Jun 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Scottish Hero 2,205 ca
  • 14 Jun 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Aysgarth 3,118 br
  • 30 Jun 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Benguela 4,612 nw
  • 30 Jun 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Siraa 1,938 nw
  • 7 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Coblenz (damaged) 1,338 br
  • 8 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Ruelle 3,583 fr
  • 12 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Calliope 2,883 br
  • 14 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Chalkydon 2,870 gr
  • 18 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Ellen 3,877 nw
  • 20 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Hanseat 3,358 nw
  • 21 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Doris 1,355 it
  • 21 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel John Twohy 1,019 am
  • 21 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Willena Gertrude 317 br
  • 31 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Madeleine 2,709 fr
  • 31 Jul 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Snowdonian 3,870 br
  • 1 Aug 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Alexandre 2,671 fr
  • 2 Aug 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Marthe 3,119 fr
  • 7 Aug 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Christiane 964 am
  • 7 Aug 1917 U 155 Karl Meusel Iran 6,250 br
  • 16 Feb 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Tea 5,395 it
  • 18 Feb 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Cecil L. Shave 102 br
  • 23 Feb 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Sardinero 2,170 sp
  • 4 Mar 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Antioco Accame 4,439 it
  • 10 Mar 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Wegadesk 4,271 nw
  • 15 Mar 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Joaquina (damaged) 333 sp
  • 18 Mar 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Prometeo 4,455 it
  • 18 Mar 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Reidar 3,574 nw
  • 24 Mar 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Avala 3,834 it
  • 24 Mar 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Jorgina 103 br
  • 25 Mar 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Rio Ave 179 pt
  • 27 Mar 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Watauga 127 br
  • 1 Apr 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Lusitano 529 pt
  • 7 Apr 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Sterope 9,500 it
  • 13 Apr 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Harewood 4,150 br
  • 16 Apr 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Nirpura 7,640 br
  • 23 Apr 1918 U 155 Erich Eckelmann Frances 54 br
  • 31 Aug 1918 U 155 Ferdinand Studt Gamo 343 pt
  • 2 Sep 1918 U 155 Ferdinand Studt Stortind 2,510 nw
  • 7 Sep 1918 U 155 Ferdinand Studt Sophia 162 pt
  • 12 Sep 1918 U 155 Ferdinand Studt Leixoes 3,245 pt
  • 20 Sep 1918 U 155 Ferdinand Studt Kingfisher 353 am
  • 3 Oct 1918 U 155 Ferdinand Studt Alberto Treves 3,838 it
  • 4 Oct 1918 U 155 Ferdinand Studt Industrial 330 br
  • 12 Oct 1918 U 155 Ferdinand Studt Amphion (damaged) 7,409 am
  • 17 Oct 1918 U 155 Ferdinand Studt Lucia 6,744 am

Fate 24 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Taken to Britain and exhibitied in London and elsewhere. Broken up at Morecambe in 1922.

Special note about the commanders for this boat: Kptlt. d.R. Paul König commanded this boat when it was known as the Deutschland commercial submarine. The listing here above only shows the commanders of the boat while under Naval control from 19 Feb, 1917.

There was another U 155 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 May 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 23 Aug 1941.

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