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UA oceangoing submarine (1939)

UA 1940

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
UA (ex-Batiray)   575 Germaniawerft, Kiel 2/1937 28/9/1938 9/1939 scuttled 3/5/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

1128 / 1357

Length, m

86.7

Breadth, m

6.80

Draught, m

4.12

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Burmeister & Wain diesels / 2 BBC electric motors

Power, h. p.

4600 / 1300

Max speed, kts

18 / 8.4

Fuel, t

diesel oil 250

Endurance, nm(kts) 13100(10) / 75(4)

Armament

1 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 6 - 533 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 12 or 36 mines)

Sensors GHG hydrophone

Complement

45

Diving depth operational, m 100

Ship project history: Ordered by Turkey in 1937 as Batiray together with two smaller submarines of II series but requisitioned by Germany with the Second World War beginning. She was designed as minelayer, but mines were laid only through TTs. In the remaining she was close to German submarines of IX series, the truth, differed by massive CT with 105mm gun, superficially resembling British-built submarines.

Modernizations: 1942-1943, presumably: + FuMO 30 radar, FuMB 1 Metox ECM suite

1943-1944, presumably: - FuMB 1 Metox ECM suite; + FuMB 3 Bali, FuMB 6 Palau ECM suites

1944-1945, may be: - FuMO 30 radar; + FuMO 61 radar

Naval service: UA was 3/5/1945 scuttled at Kiel.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14