SM U-5 (Germany)

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Hulk Acheron with subs Kiel.jpg
SM U-5 in the Harbour of Kiel (second boat left)
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-5[1]
Ordered: 8 April 1908[1]
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel[1]
Cost: 2,540,000 Goldmark[2]
Yard number: 147[1]
Laid down: 24 August 1908[1]
Launched: 8 January 1910[1]
Commissioned: 2 July 1910[1]
Fate: Sunk 18 December 1914. 29 dead.[3]
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 5 submarine
Displacement: 505 tonnes (497 long tons) surfaced
636 tonnes (626 long tons) submerged[2]
Length: 57.3 m (188.0 ft) (o/a)
43.1 m (141.4 ft) (pressure hull)[2]
Beam: 5.6 m (18.4 ft) (o/a)
3.75 m (12.3 ft) (pressure hull)[2]
Draught: 3.55 m (11.6 ft)[2]
Propulsion: 2 shafts
2 ×  Körting 6-cylinder and 2 ×  Körting 8-cylinder two stroke Kerosene motors[3] with 900 PS (890 hp)[2]
2 ×  Siemens-Schuckert electric motors[3] with 1,040 PS (1,030 hp)
550 rpm surfaced
600 rpm submerged[3]
Speed: 13.4 knots (24.8 km/h; 15.4 mph) surfaced
10.2 knots (18.9 km/h; 11.7 mph) submerged[2]
Range: 3,300 nmi (6,100 km; 3,800 mi) at 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph) surfaced
55 nautical miles (102 km; 63 mi) at 4.5 knots (8.3 km/h; 5.2 mph)[2]
Test depth: 30 m (98 ft)[3]
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dingi[3]
Complement: 4 officers, 24 men[3]
Armament: 4 x 45 cm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes (2 each bow and stern) with 6 torpedoes
1 x 3.7 cm (1.5 in) Hotchkiss gun[3]
Service record
Part of: Imperial German Navy: I Flottille
Commanders: Johannes Lemmer
Operations: 2
Victories: No ships sunk or damaged

SM U-5 was a German Type U 5 U-boat built for the Imperial German Navy. She was commissioned 2 July 1910 in Germaniawerft in Kiel. She served in World War I under the command of Johannes Lemmer, with no recorded sinkings of enemy ships on two patrols. She was lost in an accident off the Belgian coast on 18 December 1914, and sank with no survivors - all of her 29 crew members lost their lives.

References[edit]

  • Robert C. Stern. Battle Beneath the Waves: U-boats at War, Cassell Military Paperbacks, 2002. ISBN 0-304-36228-X
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). "U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher". Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 
  • Rössler, Eberhard (1985). "U-Bootbau bis Ende des 1. Weltkriegs, Konstruktionen für das Ausland und die Jahre 1935-1945". Die deutschen U-Boote und ihre Werften I (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-5213-7. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Rössler, p. 26.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Gröner 1985, p. 27.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Gröner 1985, p. 28.

External links[edit]

  • "U-boat.net". List of all U-Boats – U-5. Retrieved 27 February 2007. 


Coordinates: 51°23′N 3°11′E / 51.383°N 3.183°E / 51.383; 3.183