SM UB-29

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-29.
SM UB 45.jpg
SM UB-45 a u-boat similar to UB-29
Career (German Empire)
Name: UB-29
Ordered: 30 April 1915[1]
Builder: AG Weser, Bremen[1]
Cost: 1,291,000 German Papiermark[2]
Yard number: 243[1]
Launched: 31 December 1915[1]
Commissioned: 18 January 1916[3]
Fate: sunk by depth charge 13 December 1916
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type UB II submarine
Displacement: 265 t (261 long tons) surfaced[2]
291 t (286 long tons) submerged[2]
Length: 36.13 m (118 ft 6 in)[2]
Beam: 436 m (1,430 ft 5 in)[2]
Draft: 3.66 m (12 ft 0 in)[2]
Propulsion: 2 × propeller shafts
2 × Daimler diesel engines, 284 shp (212 kW)[2]
2 × Siemens-Schuckert electric motor, 280 shp (210 kW)[2]
Speed: 8.9 knots (16.5 km/h) surfaced[2]
5.72 knots (10.59 km/h) submerged[2]
Range: 7,200 nautical miles (13,300 km; 8,300 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) surfaced[2]
45 nmi (83 km; 52 mi) at 4 knots submerged[2]
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)[2]
Complement: 2 officers, 21 men[2]
Armament: 2 × 50 cm (19.7 in) torpedo tubes[2]
4 × torpedoes (later 6)
1 × 5 cm SK L/40 gun[2]
Notes: 30-second diving time[2]

SM UB-29 was a German Type UB II submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was ordered on 30 April 1915 and launched on 31 December 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 18 January 1916 as SM UB-29.[Note 1]

The submarine sank 31 ships in 17 patrols for a total of 35,562 gross register tons (GRT).[4] UB-29 was sunk by two depth charges from HMS Landrail south of Goodwin Sands at 51°9′N 1°46′E / 51.150°N 1.767°E / 51.150; 1.767Coordinates: 51°9′N 1°46′E / 51.150°N 1.767°E / 51.150; 1.767 on 13 December 1916.[3]

Notes[edit]

  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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rössler 1979, p. 54.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Gröner 1985, p. 50.
  3. ^ a b Gröner 1985, p. 51.
  4. ^ Bendert 2000, p. 195.

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