SM U-2 (Germany)

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-2.
Career (German Empire)
Name: U–2
Ordered: 4 March 1906[1]
Builder: Kaiserliche Werft Danzig[1]
Cost: 1,548,000 Goldmark[2]
Yard number: DU 1[2]
Launched: 18 June 1908[1]
Commissioned: 18 July 1908[1]
Decommissioned: 19 February 1919[2]
Fate: sold to Stinnes 3 February 1920 for shipbreaking[2]
General characteristics
Type: German Type U 2 submarine
Displacement: 341 tonnes (336 long tons) surfaced
430 tonnes (420 long tons) submerged[2]
Length: 149 ft (45.42 m)[2] (o/a)
129 ft (39.32 m) (pressure hull)[2]
Beam: 18 ft (5.5 m)[2]
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)[2]
Installed power: 2 × Daimler 6-cylinder four stroke paraffin motors with 600 PS (590 hp)
2 × SSW electric motors with 630 PS (620 hp)
550 rpm surfaced
685 rpm submerged[2]
Propulsion: 2 shafts
2 × 1 m (3 ft 3 in) propellers
Speed: 13.2 kn (24.4 km/h; 15.2 mph) surfaced
9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) submerged[2]
Range: 1,600 nautical miles (3,000 km; 1,800 mi) at 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced
50 nautical miles (93 km; 58 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) submerged[2]
Test depth: 30 m (98 ft)[2]
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dingi[2]
Complement: 3 officers, 19 men[2]
Armament: 4  ×  45 centimetres (18 in) torpedo tube with 6 torpedoes[2]
Service record
Part of: Imperial German Navy:
Operations: none
Victories: No ships sunk or damaged

SM U-2 was a German U-boat built for the Imperial German Navy. Only one of the type, sometimes called German Type U 2 submarine, was built. U-2 was ordered from Kaiserliche Werft of Danzig on 4 March 1906, launched on 18 June 1908, and commissioned into the Imperial German Navy on 18 July 1908. She conducted no war patrols and spent World War I as a training platform.

After Germany's surrender, she was decommissioned on 19 February 1919 and sold for shipbreaking to Stinnes on 3 February 1920.

References[edit]

General
  • "U-boat.net". List of all U-Boats – U 2. Retrieved 26 February 2007. 
  • Robert C. Stern. Battle Beneath the Waves: U-boats at War, Cassell Military Paperbacks, 2002. ISBN 0-304-36228-X
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). "U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher". Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 
  • Rössler, Eberhard (1985). "U-Bootbau bis Ende des 1. Weltkriegs, Konstruktionen für das Ausland und die Jahre 1935-1945". Die deutschen U-Boote und ihre Werften (in German) I (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-5213-7. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d Rössler, p. 15.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Gröner 1985, p. 27.
See also: List of U-boats