SM UB-88


SM UB-88 was a type UB III submarine laid down by Vulcan AG in Hamburg in February 1917, and was launched in December that same year for the German Kaiserliche Marine. She was commissioned in January 1918 and assigned to the 1. Unterseebott Flotille in Flanders. After sea trials in the Baltic, she was transferred to active duty under scommand of Oberleutnant zur see Johannes Ries. She sunk a total of fourteen ship during five war patrols, before she surrendered to the US Navy after the Armistice in November 1918. She was used as a an exhibition boat and paraded around in US waters, before she was rigged down and used as a gunnery target outside Los Angeles 3. January 1921. The wreck was found by sonar in July 2003, and rest today on her keel on a depth of 49 to 55 meter in Catalina Channel of Long Beach.

Former names:
SM UB-88

55,3 x 5,8 x ,8,3 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
516 displ ( surfaced )
Hamburg ( D ) 1917
( US )

33°36'12.7"N 118°14'04.7"W
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Last updated: March 2021