SM UB-106

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-106.
UB 148 at sea 2.jpeg
UB-148 at sea, a U-boat similar to UB-106.
Career (German Empire)
Name: UB-106
Ordered: 6/8 February 1917[1]
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg[2]
Cost: 3,714,000 German Papiermark[2]
Yard number: 312[2]
Launched: 21 July 1917[3]
Commissioned: 7 February 1918[3]
Fate: sunk 15 March 1918, later raised and surrendered.[3]
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type UB III submarine
Type: Coastal submarine
Displacement: 519 t (511 long tons; 572 short tons) surfaced
649 t (639 long tons; 715 short tons) submerged[2]
Length: 55.3 m (181 ft) o/a[2]
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)[2]
Draught: 3.7 m (12 ft)[2]
Propulsion: 2 shafts
6-cylinder MAN-Vulcan diesel engines,[4] 1,100 ihp (820 kW)
Siemens-Schuckart[4] electric motors, 788 ihp (588 kW)[2]
Speed: 13.3 knots (24.6 km/h; 15.3 mph) surfaced
7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph) submerged[2]
Range: 7,420 nmi (13,740 km; 8,540 mi) at 6 kn (11 km/h; 6.9 mph) surfaced
55 nmi (102 km; 63 mi) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged[2]
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)[4]
Complement: 3 officers, 31 men[4]
Armament: • 5 × 50 cm (19.7 in) torpedo tubes (4 bow, 1 stern) with 10 torpedoes
• 1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun[4]
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SM UB-106 was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 7 February 1918 as SM UB-104.[nb 1]

UB-106 was lost in an accident on 15 March 1918. Later raised, she was surrendered to Britain along with SM UB-86, SM UB-97, and SM UB-112. She was broken up at Falmouth in 1921.[3]

Construction[edit]

She was built by Blohm & Voss of Hamburg[2] and following just under a year of construction, launched at Hamburg on 21 July 1917. UB-106 was commissioned early the next year . Like all Type UB III submarines, UB-106 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun. UB-106 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 7,420 nautical miles (13,740 km).[2] UB-106 had a displacement of 519 t (511 long tons; 572 short tons) while surfaced and 649 t (639 long tons; 715 short tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13.3 knots (24.6 km/h; 15.3 mph) when surfaced and 7.4 knots (13.7 km/h; 8.5 mph) when submerged.[2]


Notes[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ "SM" stands for "Seiner Majestät" (English: His Majesty's) and combined with the U for Unterseeboot would be translated as His Majesty's Submarine.
Citations
  1. ^ Rössler 1979, p. 66.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Gröner 1985, p. 52.
  3. ^ a b c d Gröner 1985, p. 55.
  4. ^ a b c d e Gröner 1985, p. 53.


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