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SM U-57
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-57
Ordered: 6 October 1914
Builder: A.G. Weser, Bremen
Laid down: 25 August 1915
Launched: 29 April 1916
Commissioned: 6 July 1916
Fate: 24 November 1918 - Surrendered to France. Broken up at Cherburg in 1921.
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 57 submarine
Displacement: 786 tons(sf) 954 (sm)
Length: 67 m
Draft: 3.79 m
Speed: 14.7 kn (sf) 8.4 (sm)
Test depth: ~50 m (164 feet)
Armament:

Deck gun: 88mm 276 rounds

Torpedoes: 6, 2/2 (bow / stern tubes)
Service record
Part of: Imperial German Navy
Commanders: Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg [1]
6 Jul 1916 - 19 Dec 1917

Günther Sperling [2]
20 Dec 1917 - 6 Mar 1918

Walter Stein [3]
7 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918
Operations:

7 patrols 55 ships sunk for a total of 91,462 tons. 5 ships sunk for a total of 10,157 tons.

1 warship sunk for a total of 1,250 tons.[1]

SM U-57 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-57 was engaged in naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.

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