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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

SUBMARINES

U5 submarines (1910-1911)

U5 1912

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
U5 147 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1908 8/1/1910 7/1910 sunk 18/12/1914
U6 148 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1908 18/5/1910 8/1910 sunk 15/9/1915
U7 149 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1909 28/7/1910 7/1911 sunk 21/1/1915
U8 150 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1909 14/3/1911 6/1911 sunk 4/3/1915

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

505 / 636

Length, m

57.3

Breadth, m

5.60

Draught, m

3.55

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 Körting petrol engines / 2 SSW electric motors

Power, h. p.

900 / 1040

Max speed, kts

13.4 / 10.2

Fuel, t

petrol 54

Endurance, nm(kts) 1900(13) / 80(5)

Armament

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

Complement

28

Diving depth operational, m 30

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

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

1915, U6, 8: + 1 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92

Naval service: U5 was mined in the English Channel 18/12/1914. U6 was torpedoed by British submarine E16 off Norwegian coast 15/9/1915. U7 was torpedoed by German submarine U22 in the North Sea 21/1/1915. U8 was sunk by explosive paravanes of British destroyers Maori and Gurkha 4/3/1915 in the English Channel.

U7

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014