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X1 coastal submarine minelayer (1915 / 1917)

UC1 1915

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
X1 (ex-U24, ex-UC12)   Weser, Bremen, Germany 1914 29/4/1915 5/1915 // 3/1917 discarded 5/1919

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

171 / 184

Length, m

33.6

Breadth, m

3.15

Draught, m

2.78

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Sulzer diesel / SSW electric motor

Power, h. p.

80 / 175

Max speed, kts

6 / 4.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 3

Endurance, nm(kts)

910(5) / 50(4)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/30 A1914, 12 mines

Complement

16

Diving depth operational, m

50

Ship project history: Originally built as the German minelayer submarine UC12, launched in A G Weser Yards, of Bremen, on 29 April 1915; nominally transferred to the Austrian Navy under the Austrian number U24 (but she continued to have a German crew). U24 sank on 16 March 1916 off Taranto on one of her own mines. Raised by the Italian Navy, the wreck was rebuilt under the control of Eng Cdr Curio Bernardis, renumbered X1 with the above particulars.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014