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Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
i     Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany --- --- --- cancelled 10.6.1940
ii     Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany --- --- --- cancelled 10.6.1940
iii     Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany --- --- --- cancelled 10.6.1940


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

413 /

Length, m 
Breadth, m 
Draught, m 
No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p. 
Max speed, kts

16 / 8.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

5 - 533 TT (4 bow, 1 stern)

Complement 
Diving depth operational, m 


Project history

24.5.1939 Bulgarian government ordered to Germaniaweft in Kiel three submarines with delivery date in 1941 — 1942. Project represented the medium submarine with dimensions between German boats of II and VII series. In connection with beginning of Second World War building actually never been begun (spadework was conducted only), the contract was cancelled by German party 10.6.1940.