German submarine U-9 (S188)

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-9.
Museum ship U-9 in the Technikmuseum Speyer.
Career
Name: U-9
Builder: Howaldtswerke, Kiel
Laid down: 10 December 1964
Launched: 20 October 1966
Commissioned: 11 April 1967
Decommissioned: 3 June 1993
Status: Museum ship at the Technikmuseum Speyer
General characteristics
Class and type: Type 205 submarine
Displacement: 450 long tons (457 t) surfaced
500 long tons (508 t) submerged
Length: 43.9 m (144 ft)
Beam: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
Draft: 4.3 m (14 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 600 hp (450 kW) Mercedes-Benz 4-stroke V12 diesel engines each coupled to a BBC generator
1 × 1,000 kW (1,300 hp) SSW electric motor
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph) submerged
Range: 4,200 nmi (7,800 km) at 5 kn (9.3 km/h) surfaced
228 nmi (422 km) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 100 m (330 ft)
Complement: 4 officers, 18 enlisted
Armament: 8 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
Torpedoes and naval mines

U9 (S188) was a Type 205 submarine of the German Navy. She was laid down on 10 December 1964 by Howaldtswerke of Kiel. U9 was launched on 20 October 1966 and commissioned on 11 April 1967. She was decommissioned on 3 June 1993, and is now a museum ship at Technikmuseum Speyer in Speyer.

References[edit]

  • "U-9 (6126132)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 12 September 2009. (subscription required (help)).