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U 31 was a class of U-boats built during World War I by the Kaiserliche Marine.

U 31 U-boats carried 6 torpedoes and were armed with one 105 mm deck gun. They carried a crew of 35 and had a cruising range of around 8,790 miles.

Between 1912 and 1915 11 were built on Germaniawerft in Kielmarker, amongst these top-three-scoring U-35 with the famous Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière as commander, U-39 with Walter Forstmann and U-38 with Max Valentiner. Together these U-boats sunk more than .

Later Admiral and head of the Abwehr from 1935 to 1944 Wilhelm Canaris also served as commander on two different U 31 U-boats. He first took over from Max Valentiner on U-38 and later on U-34.

List of Type U 31 submarines

There were eleven Type U 31 submarines commissioned into the Kaiserliche Marine.



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