S.M.S. U 27 (1913)

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S.M.S. U 27 (1913)
Builder: Danzig Naval Dockyard[1]
Launched: 14 Jul, 1913[2]
Sunk: 19 Aug, 1915[3]
Fate: by Baralong
S.M.S. U 27 was one of four U 27 class submarines Germany built.

Service

On 18 October 1914, U 27 discovered the British submarine E 3 patrolling off the Ems and stalked her unseen from the up-sun side close to 800 yards before firing. E 3 sank rapidly and U 27 did not stop to pick up survivors.[4] U 27 became the first submarine to sink another submarine.

On 31 October 1914, U 27 sank the seaplane carrier Hermes in the Straits of Dover.

On 11 March 1915, she sank the commissioned escort ship Bayano off Carswell Point, Stranraer – the third enemy warship she had claimed!

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 176.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 176.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 176.
  4. Naval Operations. Volume I. p. 212.
  5. Uboat.net
  6. Uboat.net

Bibliography


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