SM UB-60

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UB 148 at sea 2.jpeg
UB-148 at sea, a U-boat similar to UB-60.
Career (German Empire)
Name: UB-60
Ordered: 20 May 1916[1]
Builder: AG Vulcan, Hamburg[2]
Cost: 3,279,000 German Papiermark[2]
Yard number: 85[2]
Launched: 14 April 1917[3]
Commissioned: 6 June 1917[3]
Fate: surrendered 26 November 1918, beached off English East Coast, broken up 1921[3]
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type UB III submarine
Type: Coastal submarine
Displacement: 508 t (500 long tons; 560 short tons) surfaced
639 t (629 long tons; 704 short tons) submerged[2]
Length: 55.52 m (182.2 ft) o/a[2]
Beam: 5.76 m (18.9 ft)[2]
Draught: 3.70 m (12.1 ft)[2]
Propulsion: 2 shafts
6-cylinder MAN diesel engines,[3] 1,100 ihp (820 kW)
Siemens-Schuckert[3] electric motors, 788 ihp (588 kW)[2]
Speed: 13.3 knots (24.6 km/h; 15.3 mph) surfaced
7.8 knots (14.4 km/h; 9.0 mph) submerged[2]
Range: 8,420 nmi (15,590 km; 9,690 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)[3]
Complement: 3 officers, 31 men[3]
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[3]
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SM UB-60 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 Training Flotilla of the German Imperial Navy on 6 June 1917 as SM UB-60.[nb 1]

She operated as part of the Training Flotilla based in Kiel. UB-60 was surrendered to the British on 26 November 1918 in accordance with the requirements of the Armistice with Germany, while en route to England it beached of the English East Coast and was broken up in 1921.[3]

Construction[edit]

She was built by AG Vulcan of Hamburg[2] and following just under a year of construction, launched at Hamburg on 14 April 1917. UB-60 was commissioned later that same year . Like all Type UB III submarines, UB-60 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun. UB-60 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 8,420 nautical miles (15,590 km).[2] UB-60 had a displacement of 508 t (500 long tons; 560 short tons) while surfaced and 639 t (629 long tons; 704 short tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13.3 knots (24.6 km/h; 15.3 mph) when surfaced and 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 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. 60.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Gröner 1985, p. 52.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gröner 1985, p. 53.


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