SM U-14 (Germany)

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Submarine U-14 (LOC) (6358166395).jpg
U-14
Career (Germany)
Name: U-14
Ordered: 23 February 1909
Builder: Kaiserliche Werft Danzig
Cost: 2,101,000 Goldmark
Yard number: 10
Launched: 11 July 1911
Commissioned: 24 April 1912
Fate: 5 June 1915 - Disabled by gunfire from armed trawler Oceanic II and sunk off Peterhead at position 57°16′N 1°16′E / 57.267°N 1.267°E / 57.267; 1.267Coordinates: 57°16′N 1°16′E / 57.267°N 1.267°E / 57.267; 1.267. 1 dead and 27 survivors.
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 13 submarine
Displacement: 516 metric tons (569 short tons) surfaced
644 metric tons (710 short tons) submerged
Length: 57.88 m (189 ft 11 in)
Beam: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Draught: 3.44 m (11 ft 3 in)
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: 14.8 kn (27.4 km/h; 17.0 mph) surfaced
10.7 kn (19.8 km/h; 12.3 mph) submerged
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dinghy
Complement: 4 officers, 25 men
Armament: 4 x 45 cm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes (2 each bow and stern) with 6 torpedoes
1 × 5 cm (2.0 in) SK L/40 gun

SM U-14 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I.

Service History[edit]

U-14 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.

Fate[edit]

She was sunk by gunfire on 5 June 1915 off Peterhead.

Summary of Raiding Career[edit]

Date Ship Name Nationality Tonnage (GRT) Fate[1]
2 June 1915 Cyrus  Denmark 1,669 Sunk
3 June 1915 Lappland  Sweden 2,238 Sunk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U-14 successes". UBoat.net. Retrieved 19 February 2014.