SM UC-107

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-107.
Career (German Empire)
Name: UC-107
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg[1]
Yard number: 341[2]
Launched: 2 June 1918[2]
Completed: 30 November 1918[2]
Fate: ceded to France as war reparation; broken up, 1921[3]
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type UC III submarine
Displacement: 491 t (541 short tons), surfaced[1]
571 t (629 short tons), submerged
Length: 185 ft 5 in (56.52 m)[1]
Beam: 18 ft 2 in (5.54 m)[1]
Draft: 12 ft 6 in (4 m)[3]
Propulsion: 2 × propeller shafts
2 × MAN 6-cylinder, 4-stroke diesel engines, 600 bhp (450 kW)[3]
2 × electric motors, 770 shp (570 kW)[3]
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h), surfaced[1]
6.6 knots (12.2 km/h), submerged
Endurance: 9,850 nautical miles at 7 knots, surfaced[3]
(18,240 km at 13 km/h)
40 nautical miles at 4.5 knots, submerged[3]
(74 km at 8.3 km/h)
Test depth: 75 m (246 ft)[3]
Complement: 32[3]
Armament: 6 × 100 cm (39.4 in) mine tubes[3]
14 × UC 200 mines
3 × 50 cm (19.7 in) torpedo tubes (2 bow external; one stern)
7 × torpedoes
1 × 10.5 cm (4.1 in) KL/45 deck gun[3]
Notes: 15-second diving time[1]

SM UC-107 was a German Type UC III minelaying submarine or U-boat built for the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was launched on 2 June 1918 and completed on 30 November 1918. Because UC-107 was finished after the end of fighting, she was never commissioned into the German Imperial Navy; had she been so commissioned, she would have been named SM UC-107.[Note 1] UC-107 was awarded to the United Kingdom as a war reparation and broken up in 1921.[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 e f Tarrant, p. 174.
  2. ^ a b c "UC-107 (6107633)". Miramar Ship Index. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. Retrieved 24 February 2009. (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Gardiner, p. 182.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bendert, Harald (2001). Die UC-Boote der Kaiserlichen Marine 1914-1918. Minenkrieg mit U-Booten (in German). Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler. ISBN 3-8132-0758-7.