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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"UBIII" ex-German submarines (O6) (1917 - 1918 / 1918)

UB48 1917

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
○6潜水艦 <O6> (ex-UB125)   298 Weser, Bremen, Germany 1917 16/4/1918 5/1918 // 11/1918 BU 1921
○7潜水艦 <O7> (ex-UB143)   309 Weser, Bremen, Germany 1917 21/8/1918 10/1918 // 12/1918 BU 1921

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

O6: 512 / 643

O7: 523 / 653

Length, m

55.9

Breadth, m

5.80

Draught, m

O6: 3.72

O7: 3.75

No of shafts

2

Machinery

O6: 2 Körting diesels / 2 SSW electric motors

O7: 2 Benz diesels / 2 Schiffsunion electric motors

Power, h. p.

1060 / 788

Max speed, kts

O6: 13.9 / 7.6

O7: 13.5 / 7.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 68

Endurance, nm(kts)

O6: 7280(6) / 55(4)

O7: 7280(6) / 50(4)

Armament

1 x 1 - 105/42 Utof L/45 C/16, 5 - 500 TT (4 bow, 1 stern, 10)

Complement

34

Diving depth operational, m

50

Ship project history: German submarines of UB III type, 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