SM U-140

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-140.
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-140
Ordered: 1 August 1916
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: Werk 301
Launched: 4 November 1917
Commissioned: 28 March 1918
In service: 28 March 1918 – 11 November 1918
Fate: Surrendered to the United States on 23 February 1919. Used for testing and sunk by the US destroyer Dickerson at Cape Charles on 22 July 1921.
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 139 submarine
Displacement: 1,930 tons surfaced
2,483 tons submerged
3,050 tons total,)
Length: 92 m (302 ft) overall
71.50 m (234.6 ft) pressure hull
Beam: 9.12 m (29.9 ft) overall
5.75 m (18.9 ft) pressure hull
Height: 11.2 m (37 ft)
Draught: 5.27 m (17.3 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x MAN AG diesels, 3,300 hp surfaced
1,780 hp submerged
Speed: 15.8 knots (29.3 km/h; 18.2 mph) surfaced
7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged
Range: 12,630 nautical miles (23,000 km) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced, 53 nautical miles (98 km) at 4.5 knots (8.3 km/h; 5.2 mph) submerged
Complement: 62 men
Armament: 24 G6 torpedoes (4/2 in bow/stern tubes)
2 x 150 mm deck gun with 980 rounds

SM U-140 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-140 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U-140". Retrieved 22 January 2010.