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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

SUBMARINES

U17 submarines (1912)

U17 1918

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
U17 11 KW Danzig 1910 16/4/1912 11/1912 discarded 1/1919
U18 12 KW Danzig 1910 25/4/1912 11/1912 sunk 23/11/1914

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

564 / 691

Length, m

62.4

Breadth, m

6.00

Draught, m

3.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 Körting petrol engines / 2 AEG electric motors

Power, h. p.

1400 / 1120

Max speed, kts

14.9 / 9.5

Fuel, t

petrol 74

Endurance, nm(kts) 6700(8) / 75(5)

Armament

1 x 1 - 7.9/79, 4 - 450 TT (2 bow, 2 stern, 6)

Complement

29

Diving depth operational, m 50

Ship project history: Medium coastal submarines. Double-hulled.

Modernizations: late 1914, U17: - 1 x 1 - 7.9/79; + 1 x 5 - 37/27 RV L/30

1915, U17: + 1 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92

1917, U17: - 1 x 5 - 37/17

Naval service: U18 received underwater damage of the rudder, had to be surfaced and was sunk by British coastal artillery off Scapa Flow (Orkney Islands) 23/11/1914.

U17 1915

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014