U 23

Turkey,Black Sea

The German uboat U-23 was laid down at Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft AG in Kiel, and was launched in August 1936. She was commissioned the following month and joined 1. Unterseeboot Flotille in Kiel. U-23 patrolled outside the coast of Spain under the Civil war in 193, 6 and under second world war she did a whole sixteen war patrols and is credited with having sunk fourteen ships. In June 1943 she was transferred to 30. Flotille in Constanta in Romania. Under command of Oberleutnant Rudolf Arendt, she was scuttled outside the Turkish coast 10. September 1944 to prevent the boat falling into enemy hands. The wreck was located in 2008 on a depth of approximately 50 meter north of Bagirganli in Turkey. Also see the wreck of U-20.

Former names:
U 23

140,1 x 91,2 x 13,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
279 displ ( surfaced )
Kiel ( D ) 1936
Constanta ( RO )

41°11 N 30°00 E
( Source: Uboat.net )

Picture: U2, type IIA German uboat
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