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SM U-63 (Germany)
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-63
Ordered: 17 May 1915
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 247)
Laid down: 30 April 1915
Launched: 8 February 1916
Commissioned: 11 March 1916
Fate: Surrendered 16 January 1919. Broken up at Blyth in 1919-20
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 63 submarine
Speed: 16,5 kn (sf) 9,0 kn (sm)
Range: 9170 @ 8 kn (sf) 60 @ 5 kn (sm)
Service record
Part of: Imperial German Navy
Commanders: Otto Schultze [1]
11 Mar 1916 - 27 Aug 1917 ,
15 Oct 1917 - 24 Dec 1917

Heinrich Metzger [2]
28 Aug 1917 - 14 Oct 1917

Kptlt. Kurt Hartwig [3]
25 Dec 1917 - 11 Nov 1918
Operations:

12 patrols 72 ships sunk for a total of 198,287 tons. 10 ships damaged for a total of 43,352 tons. 1 warship sunk for a total of 5,250 tons.

2 ships damaged for a total of 2,540 tons.

SM U-63 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-63 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.


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