SM U-11 (Germany)

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-11.
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Career (Germany)
Name: U-11
Ordered: 15 July 1908
Builder: Kaiserliche Werft Danzig
Cost: 2,140,000 Goldmark
Yard number: 6
Launched: 2 April 1910
Commissioned: 21 September 1910
Fate: 9 December 1914 - Mined off the Belgian coast on December 9, 1914 at position 51°06′N 1°29′E / 51.100°N 1.483°E / 51.100; 1.483Coordinates: 51°06′N 1°29′E / 51.100°N 1.483°E / 51.100; 1.483. 26 dead (all hands lost).
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 9 submarine
Displacement: 493 metric tons (543 short tons) surfaced
611 metric tons (601 long tons) submerged
Length: 57.38 m (188.3 ft)
Beam: 6 m (19.7 ft)[1]
Draught: 3.13 m (10.3 ft)
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: 14.2 kn (26.3 km/h; 16.3 mph) surfaced
8.1 kn (15.0 km/h; 9.3 mph) submerged[2]
Range: 1,800 nmi (3,300 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dingi
Complement: 4 officers, 25 men
Armament: 4 × 45 cm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes (two bow, two stern, six torpedoes)

SM U-11 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-11 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzsimons, p.2534.
  2. ^ Fitzsimons, p.2534.