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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

SUBMARINES

"XXVIW" type seagoing submarines

U4501

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
U4501   4501 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg --- --- --- never laid up, part of hull sections were prepaired
U4502   4502 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg --- --- --- never laid up, part of hull sections were prepaired
U4503   4503 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg --- --- --- never laid up, part of hull sections were prepaired
U4504   4504 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg --- --- --- never laid up, part of hull sections were prepaired

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

842 / 926

Length, m

56.2

Breadth, m

5.45

Draught, m

5.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 MWM diesel + 1 MAN diesel-generator / 1 Brückner & Kanis -Walter geared hydrogen peroxide steam-gas turbine / 1 AEG electric motor + / 1 SSW crouching electric motor

Power, h. p.

580 + 265 / 7500 / 536 / 71

Max speed, kts

11 / 24 / 10 (main electric motor) / 5 (crouching electric motor)

Fuel, t

diesel oil 65 + Walter fuel 97

Endurance, nm(kts) 7300(10) / 158(22) or 45(6) or 107(4)

Armament

10 - 533 TT (4 bow, 6 aft amidships, 10)

Electronic equipment FuMO 61 radar, GHG, Balkon-Gerät hydrophones, FuMB 3 Bali, FuMB 6 Palau ECM suites

Complement

33

Diving depth operational, m 135

Ship project history: Last submarine series of Walter`s design. Design included all new features of XXIII and XXI series, exclude fast torpedo reloading system: TT had no spare torpedoes but submarine could had 6 side-placed TTs directed aftward, placed in second torpedo compartment.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14