German submarine U-80 (1941)

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-80.
Career
Name: U-80
Ordered: 25 January 1939[1]
Builder: Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack
Yard number: 8[1]
Laid down: 17 April 1940[1]
Launched: 11 February 1941
Commissioned: 8 April 1941[1]
Fate: Sunk on 28 November 1944, in a diving accident[2]
General characteristics [3]
Type: Type VIIC submarine
Displacement: 769 tonnes (757 long tons) surfaced
871 t (857 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft 2 in) o/a
50.5 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) o/a
4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Draft: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 × supercharged MAN 6-cylinder 4-stroke M 6 V 40/46 diesel engines, totalling 2,800–3,200 bhp (2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × BBC electric motors, totalling 750 shp (560 kW) and max rpm: 296
Speed: 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) surfaced
7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged
Range: 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
80 km (43 nmi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 ft)
Complement: 44–52 officers and ratings
Armament: 3 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes (two bow, one stern)
14 × G7e torpedoes or 26 TMA mines
1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun (220 rounds)
Various AA guns
Service record
Part of: 1st U-boat Flotilla
(8 April 1941–30 April 1941)
26th U-boat Flotilla
(1 May 1941–31 March 1942)
24th U-boat Flotilla
(1 April 1942–31 August 1943)
23rd U-boat Flotilla
(1 September1943–30 November 1943)
21st U-boat Flotilla
(1 December 1943–28 November 1944)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Georg Staats
(8 April 1941–5 October 1941)
Oblt.z.S. Hans Benker
(6 October 1941–4 May 1942)
Obtlt. Oskar Curio
(5 May 1942–22 November 1942)
Oblt.z.S. Hans-Adolf Isermeyer
(23 November 1942–30 September 1943)
Kptlt. Hans Keerle
(1 October 1943–28 November 1943)
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-80 was a Type VIIC submarine of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was laid down at the Bremer Vulkan Vegesacker Werft in Bremen as 'werk' 8 on 17 April 1940, launched on 11 February 1941 and commissioned on 8 April under Oberleutnant zur See Georg Staats.

U-80 spent her career as a training boat, first with the 1st U-boat Flotilla, then the 26th, 24th, 23rd and 21st flotillas. She sank or damaged no ships, but was herself sunk in a diving accident west of Pillau (now Baltiysk in modern Russia), on 28 November 1944.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "U-80 Type VIIC". ubootwaffe.net. Retrieved 5 July 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "U-80". U-Boat War in World War II. Uboat.net. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Type VIIC". U-Boat War in World War II. Uboat.net. Retrieved 5 July 2012.