SM U-13

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-13.
Hulk Acheron with subs Kiel.jpg
SM U-13 in the Harbour of Kiel (first boat left)
Career (Germany)
Name: U-13
Ordered: 23 February 1909
Builder: Kaiserliche Werft Danzig
Cost: 2,101,000 Goldmark
Yard number: 9
Launched: 16 December 1910
Commissioned: 25 April 1912
Fate: 9 August 1914 - rammed by British warship at position 58°22′N 1°16′E / 58.367°N 1.267°E / 58.367; 1.267Coordinates: 58°22′N 1°16′E / 58.367°N 1.267°E / 58.367; 1.267. 23 dead.
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 13 submarine
Displacement: 516 metric tons (569 short tons) surfaced
644 metric tons (710 short tons) submerged
Length: 57.88 m (189 ft 11 in)
Beam: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Draught: 3.44 m (11 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 2 shafts
2 × Körting 6-cylinder and 2 × Körting 8-cylinder two stroke paraffin motors with 900 PS (890 hp)
2 × SSW electric motors with 1,040 PS (1,030 hp)
550 rpm surfaced
600 rpm submerged
Speed: 14.8 kn (27.4 km/h; 17.0 mph) surfaced
10.7 kn (19.8 km/h; 12.3 mph) submerged
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dingi
Complement: 4 officers, 25 men
Armament: 4 x 45 cm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes (2 each bow and stern) with 6 torpedoes

SM U-13 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-13 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.

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