|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 198)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1912|
|Laid down||25 Feb 1913|
|Launched||9 Sep 1914|
|Commissioned||15 Dec 1914|
|Successes||138 ships sunk with a total of 292,454 tons.|
8 ships damaged with a total of 33,669 tons.
3 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,550 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 680 tons.
1 warship damaged with a total of 10,850 tons. (View ships hit by U 38)
|Fate||23 Feb 1919 - Surrendered to France. Broken up at Brest during July 1921.|
There was another U 38 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 9 Aug 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 24 Oct 1938. Take a look at U 38 from WWII.