SM UB-136

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-136.
UB 148 at sea 2.jpeg
UB-148 at sea, a U-boat similar to UB-136.
Career (German Empire)
Name: UB-136
Ordered: 27 June 1917[1]
Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel[2]
Cost: 3,485,000 German Papiermark[2]
Yard number: 313[2]
Launched: 27 September 1918[3]
Completed: 16 April 1919[3]
Fate: Surrendered, broken up in Rochester in 1922.[3]
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type UB III submarine
Type: Coastal submarine
Displacement: 533 t (525 long tons; 588 short tons) surfaced
656 t (646 long tons; 723 short tons) submerged[2]
Length: 55.83 m (183.2 ft) o/a[2]
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)[2]
Draught: 3.77 m (12.4 ft)[2]
Propulsion: 2 shafts
6-cylinder MAN diesel engines,[4] 1,100 ihp (820 kW)
Siemens-Schuckert[4] electric motors, 788 ihp (588 kW)[2]
Speed: 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) surfaced
7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph) submerged[2]
Range: 9,090 nmi (16,830 km; 10,460 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 × 10.5 cm (4.13 in) deck gun[4]
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SM UB-136[nb 1] was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat built for the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. Completed after the end of hostilities, she was not commissioned into the German Imperial Navy but surrendered to Britain in accordance with the requirements of the Armistice with Germany. In 1922 she was broken up in Rochester.[3]

Construction[edit]

She was built by Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft of Kiel[2] and following just under a year of construction, launched at Kiel on 27 September 1918. UB-136 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 10.5 cm (4.13 in) deck gun. UB-136 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 9,090 nautical miles (16,830 km).[2] UB-136 had a displacement of 533 t (525 long tons; 588 short tons) while surfaced and 656 t (646 long tons; 723 short tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) when surfaced and 7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 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. 28.
  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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