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UC31 1918

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
UC16   266 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 1/2/1916 6/1916 sunk 23/10/1917
UC17   267 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 19/2/1916 7/1916 to United Kingdom 11/1918
UC18   268 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 4/3/1916 8/1916 sunk 19/2/1917
UC19   269 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 15/3/1916 8/1916 sunk 6/12/1916
UC20   270 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 1/4/1916 9/1916 Austrian flag 1916 (U60), to United Kingdom 1/1919
UC21   271 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 1/4/1916 9/1916 lost 9-10/1917
UC22   272 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 1/2/1916 7/1916 Austrian flag 1916 (U62), to France 2/1919
UC23   273 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 19/2/1916 7/1916 Austrian flag 1916-10/1917 (U63), to France 11/1918
UC24   274 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 4/3/1916 8/1916 Austrian flag 1917 (U88), sunk 24/5/1917
UC25   64 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 10/6/1916 6/1916 Austrian flag 1917 (U89), scuttled 28/10/1918
UC26   65 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 22/6/1916 7/1916 sunk 9/5/1917
UC27   66 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 28/6/1916 7/1916 Austrian flag 1917 (U90), to France 2/1919
UC28   67 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 8/7/1916 8/1916 to France 2/1919
UC29   68 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 15/7/1916 8/1916 sunk 7/6/1917
UC30   69 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 27/7/1916 8/1916 sunk 19/4/1917
UC31   70 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 7/8/1916 9/1916 to United Kingdom 11/1918
UC32   71 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 12/8/1916 9/1916 internal explosion 23/2/1917
UC33   72 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 26/8/1916 9/1916 sunk 26/9/1917
UC34   275 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 6/5/1916 9/1916 Austrian flag 1916 (U74), scuttled 30/10/1918
UC35   276 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 6/5/1916 10/1916 Austrian flag 1916 (U75), sunk 16/5/1918
UC36   277 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 25/6/1916 11/1916 sunk 18/5/1917
UC37   278 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 5/6/1916 10/1916 Austrian flag 1916 (U77), to United Kingdom 11/1918
UC38   279 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 5/6/1916 10/1916 Austrian flag 1916 (U78), sunk 14/12/1917
UC39   280 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1915 25/6/1916 10/1916 sunk 8/2/1917
UC40   73 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 5/9/1916 10/1916 lost on transfer to United Kingdom 21/1/1919
UC41   74 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 13/9/1916 10/1916 sunk 21/8/1917
UC42   75 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 21/9/1916 11/1916 sunk 10/9/1917
UC43   76 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 5/10/1916 10/1916 sunk 10/3/1917
UC44   77 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 10/10/1916 11/1916 sunk 5/8/1917
UC45   78 Vulcan, Hamburg 1915 20/10/1916 11/1916 to United Kingdom 11/1918
UC46   256 Weser, Bremen 1915 15/7/1916 9/1916 sunk 8/2/1917
UC47   257 Weser, Bremen 1915 30/8/1916 10/1916 sunk 18/11/1917
UC48   258 Weser, Bremen 1915 27/9/1916 11/1916 interned 20/3/1918, lost on transfer to United Kingdom 15/3/1919
UC49   265 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1916 7/11/1916 12/1916 sunk 8/8/1918
UC50   266 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1916 23/11/1916 12/1916 sunk 4/2/1918
UC51   267 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1916 5/12/1916 1/1917 sunk 17/11/1917
UC52   268 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1916 23/1/1917 3/1917 Austrian flag 1917 (U94), to United Kingdom 1/1919
UC53   269 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1916 27/2/1917 4/1917 Austrian flag 1917 (U95), scuttled 28/10/1918
UC54   270 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1916 20/3/1917 5/1917 Austrian flag 1917 (U96), scuttled 28/10/1918
UC55   37 KW Danzig 1916 2/8/1916 11/1916 sunk 29/9/1917
UC56   38 KW Danzig 1916 26/8/1916 12/1916 interned 23/5/1918, to France 3/1919
UC57   39 KW Danzig 1916 7/9/1916 1/1917 sunk 19/11/1917
UC58   40 KW Danzig 1916 21/10/1916 3/1917 to France 11/1918
UC59   41 KW Danzig 1916 28/9/1916 5/1917 to United Kingdom 11/1918
UC60   42 KW Danzig 1916 8/11/1916 6/1917 to United Kingdom 2/1919
UC61   259 Weser, Bremen 1916 11/11/1916 12/1916 wrecked 26/7/1917
UC62   260 Weser, Bremen 1916 9/12/1916 1/1917 sunk mid-/10/1917
UC63   261 Weser, Bremen 1916 6/1/1917 1/1917 sunk 1/11/1917
UC64   262 Weser, Bremen 1916 27/1/1917 2/1917 sunk 20/6/1918
UC65   281 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1916 8/7/1916 11/1916 sunk 3/11/1917
UC66   282 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1916 15/7/1916 11/1916 sunk 12/6/1917
UC67   283 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1916 6/8/1916 12/1916 Austrian flag 1917 (U91), to United Kingdom 1/1919
UC68   284 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1916 12/8/1916 12/1916 sunk 13/3/1917
UC69   285 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1916 7/8/1916 12/1916 collision 6/12/1917
UC70   286 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1916 7/8/1916 11/1916 sunk 28/8/1918
UC71   287 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1916 12/8/1916 11/1916 lost on transfer to United Kingdom 20/2/1919
UC72   288 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1916 12/8/1916 12/1916 sunk 20/8/1917
UC73   289 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1916 26/8/1916 12/1916 Austrian flag 1917 (U92), to United Kingdom 1/1919
UC74   79 Vulcan, Hamburg 1916 19/10/1916 11/1916 Austrian flag 1917 (U93), interned 21/11/1918, to France 3/1919
UC75   80 Vulcan, Hamburg 1916 6/11/1916 12/1916 sunk 31/5/1918
UC76   81 Vulcan, Hamburg 1916 25/11/1916 12/1916 interned 13/11/1918, to United Kingdom 12/1918
UC77   82 Vulcan, Hamburg 1916 2/12/1916 12/1916 lost 7/1918
UC78   83 Vulcan, Hamburg 1916 8/12/1916 1/1917 lost 5/1918
UC79   84 Vulcan, Hamburg 1916 19/12/1916 1/1917 sunk 4/1918


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

UC16 - 24: 417 / 493

UC25 - 33, 40 - 45: 400 / 480

UC34 - 39: 427 / 509

UC46 - 48: 420 / 502

UC49 - 54: 434 / 511

UC55 - 60: 415 / 498

UC61 - 64: 422 / 504

UC65 - 73: 427 / 508

UC74 - 79: 410 / 493

Length, m

UC16 - 24: 49.4

UC25 - 33, 40 - 45: 49.5

UC34 - 39, 65 - 73: 50.4

UC46 - 48, 61 - 64: 51.9

UC49 - 54: 52.7

UC55 - 60, 74 - 79: 50.5

Breadth, m

5.22

Draught, m

UC16 - 33, 40 - 45: 3.68

UC34 - 39, 74 - 79: 3.65

UC46 - 48, 61 - 64: 3.67

UC49 - 54, 65 - 73: 3.64

UC55 - 60: 3.61

No of shafts

2

Machinery

UC16 - 24, 34 - 39: 2 MAN diesels / 2 Brown Boveri electric motors

UC25 - 27, 31 - 33, 46 - 48, 61 - 73: 2 MAN diesels / 2 SSW electric motors

UC28 - 30, 76 - 79: 2 Daimler diesels / 2 SSW electric motors

UC40 - 45, 74, 75: 2 Körting diesels / 2 SSW electric motors

UC49, 50, 55 - 57: 2 Körting diesels / 2 Brown Boveri electric motors

UC51 - 54, 58 - 60: 2 Daimler diesels / 2 Brown Boveri electric motors

Power, h. p.

UC16 - 33: 500 / 460

UC34 - 39, 46 - 48: 600 / 460

UC40 - 45: 520 / 460

UC49 - 79: 600 / 620

Max speed, kts

UC16 - 24: 11.6 / 7

UC25 - 33: 11.6 / 6.7

UC34 - 39: 11.9 / 6.8

UC40 - 45: 11.7 / 6.7

UC46 - 48: 11.7 / 6.9

UC49 - 54: 11.8 / 7.2

UC55 - 60: 11.6 / 7.3

UC61 - 64: 11.9 / 7.2

UC65 - 73: 12 / 7.4

UC74 - 79: 11.8 / 7.3

Fuel, t

UC16 - 24, 49 - 60, 65 - 73: diesel oil 56

UC25 - 45, 74 - 79: diesel oil 55

UC46 - 48: diesel oil 41

UC61 - 64: diesel oil 43

Endurance, nm(kts)

UC16 - 24: 9430(7) / 55(4)

UC25 - 27: 9260(7) / 53(4)

UC28 - 30: 9410(7) / 53(4)

UC31 - 33: 10040(7) / 53(4)

UC34 - 39: 10100(7) / 54(4)

UC40 - 45: 9410(7) / 60(4)

UC46 - 48: 7280(7) / 54(4)

UC49 - 54: 9450(7) / 56(4)

UC55 - 60: 9450(7) / 52(4)

UC61 - 64: 8000(7) / 59(4)

UC65 - 73: 10420(7) / 52(4)

UC74 - 79: 10230(7) / 52(4)

Armament

1 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08, 1 x 1 - 7.9/79, 3 - 500 TT (2 bow, 1 stern, 7), 18 mines

Complement

26

Diving depth operational, m

50



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<i>UC61 </i>1918
UC61 1918


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<i>UC31 </i>1918
UC31 1918


Ship project history


UC II type minelayers; double-hulled boats with improved range and sea-keeping compared with the UC I type. They varied in details (particularly the shape of the bow) and machinery was increased in power in later boats. War orders C (UC16-33) and H (UC34-79).

Modernizations


1918, some survived: - 1 x 1 - 88/27; + 1 x 1 - 105/42 Utof L/45 C/16

Naval service


UC16 was mined in the English Channel 23/10/1917. UC18 was sunk by British decoy vessel Lady Olive 19/2/1917 in the English Channel. UC19 was sunk by British destroyer Ariel in the English Channel 6/12/1916. UC21 was lost by unknown cause in September-October 1917 in the North Sea area. UC24 was torpedoed 24/5/1917 by French submarine Circé in the Adriatic Sea. UC25, UC34 and UC53 were scuttled at Pola by own crews 28/10/1918, 30/10/1918 and 28/10/1918 respectively. UC26 was sunk by British destroyers Milne, Mentor and Miranda 9/5/1917 in the mouth of Thames. UC29 was sunk in Atlantic 7/6/1917 by British decoy vessel Pargust. UC30 was mined in the North Sea 19/4/1917. UC32 sank after explosion of own mine in the laying tube 23/2/1917 in the North Sea. UC33 was sunk by British patrol boat P61 S of Ireland. UC35 was sunk by French patrol ship Ailly 16/5/1918 SW of Sardinia. UC36 was was sunk by unknown cause 18/5/1917 in the North Sea. UC37 was captured by Antanta 25/11/1918 at Sevastopol. UC38 was sunk by French destroyer Lansquenet 14/12/1917 in the Gulf of Corinth. UC39 was sunk by British destroyer Thrasher 8/2/1917 in the North Sea. UC40 foundered by unknown cause on transfer route 21/1/1919 in the North Sea. UC41 was sunk by own mine and British trawlers Jacinth, Thomas Young and Chikara 21/8/1917 in the North Sea. UC42 was sunk by own mine 10/9/1917 S of Ireland. UC43 was torpedoed by British submarine G13 in the Atlantis 10/3/1917. UC44 was mined 5/8/1917 S of Ireland. UC45 was lost 17/9/1917 in the underwater accident, salvaged 11/4/1918, commissioned again in October, 1918. UC46 was sunk by British destroyer Liberty 8/2/1917 in the English Channel. UC47 was sunk by British patrol boat P57 18/11/1917 in the North Sea. UC48 was badly damaged by depth charges from British ships off El Ferrol 20/3/1918, interned by Spain and finally lost on transfer route off El Ferrol 15/3/1919. UC49 was sunk by British destroyer Opossum and 7 motor launches 8/8/1918 SSW of Berry Head. UC50 was sunk by British destroyer Zubian 4/2/1918 in the English Channel. UC51 was mined 17/11/1917 in the English Channel. UC54 was scuttled 28/10/1918 at Trieste. UC55 was accidentally damaged 29/9/1917 off Lerwick and later sunk by British trawler Moravia and destroyers Sylvia and Tyrade. UC56 was interned 23/5/1918 by Spain at Santander after engine damage and later was transferred to France. UC57 was sunk on Russian mine 19/11/1917 in the Gulf of Finland. UC61 wrecked 26/7/1917 in the English Channel. UC62 was mined in mid- October 1917 off Portland. UC63 was torpedoed by British submarine E52 in the English Channel 1/11/1917. UC64 was mined 20/6/1918 in the English Channel. UC65 was torpedoed by British submarine C15 in the English Channel 3/11/1917. UC66 was sunk by British trawler Sea King 12/6/1917 in the English Channel. UC68 was stricken by own mine 13/3/1917 ENE of Star Point. UC69 collided with submarine U96 6/12/1917 in the English Channel and sank. UC70 was sunk by British monitors 5/6/1917 at Ostend, salvaged, commissioned again in January 1918 and sunk again by British destroyer Ouse 28/8/1918 in the North Sea. UC71 was lost by unknown cause 20/2/1919 in the North Sea on transfer route. UC72 was sunk by British decoy vessel Acton 20/8/1917 in the Thames mouth. UC74 was interned at Barcelona 21/11/1918 with empty fuel tanks and transferred to France next year. UC75 was sunk by British destroyer Fairy 31/5/1918 in the North Sea. UC76 was lost after explosion of own mine in the laying tube 10/5/1917 off Helgoland, salvaged that day, commissioned again and interned 13/11/1918 at Carlscrona (Sweden). UC77 was lost by unknown cause in July 1918 in the English Channel. UC78 was lost in May 1918 in the English Channel by unknown cause. UC79 was probably mined in April 1918 in the English Channel.