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The UB29, a German Type UB-II class submarine, was discovered in 2017, and two other World War I wrecks have been declared a cultural heritage.

"Belgium has recognized a German U-boat discovered by Ostende and two other World War I wrecks as a cultural heritage. This was announced on Saturday in Bruges by Minister Philippe De Backer at the opening of an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the British attack on Belgian port cities occupied by Germany."

Great news for ww1 submarine enthusiasts. The UB29 is also playable in the Hunters. The real boat took part in 17 patrols and sunk 36 merchant
ships (47,107 GRT)



Herbert Pustkuchen (picture) was her commander from 18 Jan 1916 to 2 Nov 1916 before he was transfered to UC 66.

His successor was Erich Platsch, who sunk 6 ships with the boat but died with the crew off Ostend on 13 Dec 1916

Did one of you ever took out a UB-II boat with the Flanders-Flotilla?


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Staatssecretaris De Backer erkent Duitse duikboot UB29 als erfgoed
https://www.hln.be/nieuws/binnenland/staatssecretaris-de-bac...
Belgien erklärt deutsches Weltkriegs-U-Boot zum Kulturerbe
https://diepresse.com/home/zeitgeschichte/5410040/Belgien-er...
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