SM U-157

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-157.
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-157
Ordered: 29 November 1916
Builder: HC Stülcken & Sohn, Hamburg
Launched: 23 May 1917
Commissioned: 22 September 1917
Fate: 11 November 1918 - Interned at Trondheim, Norway. Surrendered to France on 8 February 1919. Broken up at Brest during July 1921.
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 151 submarine
Displacement: 1,512 long tons (1,536 t) surfaced
1,875 long tons (1,905 t) submerged
Length: 65 m (213 ft) overall
57 m (187 ft) pressure hull
Beam: 8.9 m (29 ft) overall
5.8 m (19 ft) pressure hull
Draught: 5.3 m (17 ft)
Propulsion: surfaced 800 hp
submerged 800 hp
Speed: 12.4 knots (23.0 km/h; 14.3 mph) surfaced
5.2 knots (9.6 km/h; 6.0 mph) submerged
Range: 25,000 nmi (46,000 km; 29,000 mi) at 6 kn (11 km/h; 6.9 mph) surfaced
65 nmi (120 km; 75 mi) at 3 kn (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) submerged
Test depth: Calculated crush depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Complement: 56 officers & ratings
Armament: • 2 × bow torpedo tubes (18 torpedoes)
• 2 × 10.5 cm (4 in) deck guns with 1672 rounds

SM U-157 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-157 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U-157". Retrieved 22 January 2010.