SM U26

Finland,Europe

The German uboat U 26 was assigned to service in the Baltic at the outbreak of World War One and sunk five ships in her career. Her first victim was the Russian cruiser Pallada in October 1914, and she later engaged the mine layer Yenisey outside Estonia. Under a patrol in August 1915 she didn't return to port. It was believed she hit a mine and sank somewhere outside Finland or Latvia. Kapitänleutnant Egewolf Freiherr von Berckheim and a crew of 29 men lost their lives. The wreck was found by divers in May 2014 south of Krögars on Hankø.


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SM U26

64,7 x 6,3 x 3,45 m
     
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670 displ ( surfaced ) Kiel ( D ) 1913  ( D )
59° 40.000' N 23° 00.000' E
Picture: U 25, sister ship if U 26
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