German Type UE I submarine

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Class overview
Builders: AG Vulkan, Hamburg; Kaiserliche Werft Danzig
Operators:  Kaiserliche Marine
Preceded by: Type U 66
Succeeded by: Type U 81
Completed: 10
Lost: 5
General characteristics
Displacement: 755 tonnes (743 long tons) surfaced
832 tonnes (819 long tons) submerged
[1]
Length: 56.8 m (186 ft 4 in) (overall)[1]
46.66 m (153 ft 1 in) (pressure hull)[2]
Beam: 5.9 m (19 ft 4 in) (overall)[1]
5 m (16 ft 5 in) (pressure hull)[2]
Height: 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)[2]
Draught: 4.86 m (15 ft 11 in)[1]
Propulsion: 900 hp (670 kW) surfaced
660 kW (890 hp) submerged[1]
Speed: 10.6 knots (19.6 km/h; 12.2 mph) surfaced
7.9 kn (14.6 km/h; 9.1 mph) submerged[1]
Range: 7,880 nmi (14,590 km; 9,070 mi) at 7 kn surfaced
83 nmi (154 km; 96 mi) at 4 kn submerged
Complement: 32 men[1]
Armament: One 50 cm (20 in) torpedo tubes forward and one 50 cm torpedo tubes aft
plus one 8.8 cm (3.5 in) or 10.5 cm (4.1 in) deck gun
two minelaying tubes for 38 mines[1]

The German Type UE I submarine was an ocean-going single-hull submarine with saddle tanks built by AG Vulkan in Hamburg and Kaiserliche Werft Danzig. The Type UE I was equipped with two six-cylinder Benz engines for 900 horsepower (670 kW) for a surface top speed of 9.6 knots (17.8 km/h; 11.0 mph) to 10.6 knots (19.6 km/h; 12.2 mph). Armed with a single torpedo tube forward and aft, plus one 8.8 cm (3.5 in) deck gun (U-72 received a 10.5 cm (4.1 in) gun in 1917), its main weapon were the 38 mines in two minelaying tubes. The boats were crewed by four officers and 28 men for a complement of 32.[1]

List of Type UE I submarines[1]
Boat Fate
U-71 surrendered 1919, scrapped
U-72 scuttled 1 November 1918 at Cattaro
U-73 scuttled 30 October 1918 off Pula
U-74 sunk 27 May 1916 in the North Sea
U-75 sunk by mine 13 December 1917 in the North Sea
U-76 sunk 27 January 1917 in the Arctic Ocean
U-77 lost after 5 July 1916 in the North Sea
U-78 sunk 28 October 1918 in the North Sea
U-79 surrendered November 1918, became French submarine 'Victor Reveille, scrapped 1935
U-80 surrendered January 1919, scrapped

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Encyclopedia of U-boats (2004), London:Greenhill Books, ISBN 1-85367-623-3, p.32
  2. ^ a b c Type UE 1 UE ocean minelayers class