SM U-109

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-109.
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-109
Ordered: 5 May 1916
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: Werk 278
Launched: 25 September 1917
Commissioned: 7 November 1917
Fate: Sunk 26 January 1918
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 93 submarine
Displacement: 808 tons surfaced
946 tons submerged
1160 tons (total)
Length: 70.60 m (overall)
55.55 m (pressure hull)
Beam: 6.30 m (overall)
4.15 m (pressure hull)
Draught: 4.02 m
Propulsion: 2400 hp surfaced
1200 hp submerged
Speed: 16.8 knots surfaced
9.1 knots submerged
Range: 11,220 miles surfaced 56 miles submerged
Complement: 39 men
Armament: 16 torpedoes (4/2 in bow/stern tubes)
105mm deck gun with 220 rounds
88mm deck gun

U-109 was a submarine in the Imperial German Navy in World War I, taking part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.[1] The building contract was confirmed 5 May 1916, and was awarded to Germaniawerft, Kiel.[2] A Type 93 boat, she was launched 25 September 1917 and commissioned 7 November. She was under the command of Otto Ney. On 28 January 1918, she was sunk in the English Channel, possibly by a mine, while diving to avoid ships from the Dover Patrol (particularly drifter H.M. Beryl III).[3] She sank no ships.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U-109". Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Rössler, Eberhard, The U-boat: The evolution and technical history of German Submarines, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1989, p. 66
  3. ^ *Innes McCartney (2002). Lost Patrols: Submarine Wrecks of the English Channel. 
  4. ^ uboat.net
  5. ^ Gray, Edwyn A., The U-Boat War 1914-1918, Leo Cooper, London, 1994 p. 242
  6. ^ *Innes McCartney (2002). Lost Patrols: Submarine Wrecks of the English Channel. 

Coordinates: 50°53′N 1°31′E / 50.883°N 1.517°E / 50.883; 1.517