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"U51" ex-German submarine (O3) (1916 / 1919)

O3 1919

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
○3潜水艦 <O3> (ex-U55)   237 Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany 1914 18/3/1916 6/1916 // 11/1918 BU 1922

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

715 / 902

Length, m

65.2

Breadth, m

6.44

Draught, m

3.64

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MAN diesels / 2 SSW electric motors

Power, h. p.

2400 / 1200

Max speed, kts

17.1 / 9.1

Fuel, t

diesel oil 103

Endurance, nm(kts) 9400(8) / 55(5)

Armament

2 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08, 4 - 500 TT (2 bow, 2 stern, 8)

Complement

36

Diving depth operational, m 50

Ship project history: German submarine, transferred to Japan after World War I.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ivan Gogin, 2014