SM UC-67

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-67.
Career (German Empire)
Name: UC-67
Ordered: 12 January 1916[1]
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg[2]
Yard number: 283[1]
Launched: 6 August 1916[1]
Commissioned: 10 December 1916[1]
Fate: surrendered, January 1919; broken up, 1919–20[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: German Type UC II submarine
Displacement: 427 t (471 short tons), surfaced[2]
508 t (560 short tons), submerged
Length: 165 ft 2 in (50.34 m)[2]
Beam: 17 ft 4 in (5.28 m)[2]
Draft: 12 ft 2 in (4 m)[3]
Propulsion: 2 × propeller shafts
2 × 6-cylinder, 4-stroke diesel engines, 500 bhp (370 kW)[3]
2 × electric motors, 460 shp (340 kW)[3]
Speed: 12.0 knots (22.2 km/h), surfaced[2]
7.4 knots (13.7 km/h), submerged
Endurance: 10,420 nautical miles at 7 knots, surfaced[3]
(19,300 km at 13 km/h)
52 nautical miles at 4 knots, submerged[3]
(96 km at 7.4 km/h)
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)[3]
Complement: 26[3]
Armament: 6 × 100 cm (39.4 in) mine tubes[3]
18 × UC 200 mines
3 × 50 cm (19.7 in) torpedo tubes (2 bow/external; one stern)
7 × torpedoes
1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) KL/30 deck gun[2]
Notes: 35-second diving time[2]
Service record
Part of: Pola Flotilla
29 Mar 1917 - 11 Nov 1918
Commanders: Kptlt Karl Neumann[4]
10 Dec 1916 - 14 Jun 1918
Oblt Martin Niemöller[5]
15 Jun 1918 - 29 Nov 1918
Operations: 11 patrols
Victories: 49 merchant ships sunk (89,310 GRT)
2 merchant ships damaged (8,100 GRT)
4 warships sunk (4,807 tons)
1 warship damaged (149 tons)

SM UC-67 was a German Type UC II minelaying submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was ordered on 12 January 1916 and was launched on 6 August 1916. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 10 December 1916 as SM UC-67.[Note 1] In 11 patrols UC-67 was credited with sinking 53 ships, either by torpedo or by mines laid. UC-67 was surrendered on 16 January 1919 and broken up at Brighton Ferry in 1919–20.[1]

Summary of Raiding Career[edit]

Date Name Nationality Tonnage
(GRT)
Fate[6]
17 March 1917 Primeira Flor D’Abril  Portugal 20 Sunk
17 March 1917 Restaurador  Portugal 25 Sunk
17 March 1917 Rita Segunda  Portugal 27 Sunk
17 March 1917 Senhora Do Rosario  Portugal 22 Sunk
18 March 1917 Victoria  Sweden 1,226 Sunk
25 March 1917 Queen Eugenie  United Kingdom 4,359 Sunk
26 April 1917 Chertsey  United Kingdom 3,264 Sunk
27 April 1917 Glencluny  United Kingdom 4,812 Sunk
27 April 1917 Karuma  United Kingdom 2,995 Sunk
23 May 1917 Elmmoor  United Kingdom 3,744 Sunk
26 May 1917 HMHS Dover Castle  Royal Navy 8,271 Sunk
14 June 1917 Lowther Castle  United Kingdom 4,439 Damaged
30 June 1917 Il Nuovo Gasperino Gabriele  Kingdom of Italy 35 Sunk
1 July 1917 Angela Madre  Kingdom of Italy 80 Sunk
1 July 1917 Miltiades Embiricos  Greece 3,448 Sunk
3 July 1917 City of Cambridge  United Kingdom 3,788 Sunk
7 July 1917 Milano  Kingdom of Italy 143 Sunk
7 July 1917 Southina  United Kingdom 3,506 Sunk
12 July 1917 Francesco  Kingdom of Italy 151 Sunk
12 July 1917 Leonardo G.  Kingdom of Italy 50 Sunk
14 August 1917 Lombardo  Kingdom of Italy 3,029 Sunk
17 August 1917 Madeleine III  French Navy 149 Damaged
18 August 1917 Politania  United Kingdom 3,133 Sunk
21 August 1917 Goodwood  United Kingdom 3,086 Sunk
23 August 1917 Fratelli Danieli  France 94 Sunk
4 October 1917 Stella  French Navy 216 Sunk
11 November 1917 Southgate  United Kingdom 3,661 Damaged
25 November 1917 Iniziativa  Kingdom of Italy 24 Sunk
1 December 1917 Phoebus  France unknown Sunk
2 December 1917 La Rance  France 2,610 Sunk
3 December 1917 Carmen  Kingdom of Italy 5,479 Sunk
5 December 1917 Greenwich  United Kingdom 2,938 Sunk
8 December 1917 La Vittoria  Kingdom of Italy 53 Sunk
20 January 1918 Faustina B.  Kingdom of Italy 105 Sunk
23 January 1918 Kerbihan  French Navy 195 Sunk
23 January 1918 La Drome  French Navy 3,236 Sunk
24 January 1918 Corse  French Navy 1,160 Sunk
26 January 1918 Ministro Iriondo  Argentina 1,753 Sunk
27 January 1918 Attilio  Kingdom of Italy 210 Sunk
28 January 1918 Urania  Kingdom of Italy 373 Sunk
29 January 1918 Giuseppe B.  Kingdom of Italy 38 Sunk
29 January 1918 Maria S.S. Del Paradiso  Kingdom of Italy 114 Sunk
10 February 1918 Romford  United Kingdom 3,035 Sunk
9 March 1918 Jolanda  Kingdom of Italy 187 Sunk
9 March 1918 Pasqualina  Kingdom of Italy 80 Sunk
11 March 1918 Tripoli  Kingdom of Italy 824 Sunk
14 March 1918 Jeanne  France 145 Sunk
15 March 1918 Armonia  Canada 5,226 Sunk
20 March 1918 Matteo Renato Imbriani  Kingdom of Italy 5,882 Sunk
22 March 1918 San Giuseppe C.  Kingdom of Italy 53 Sunk
24 March 1918 Partenope  Kingdom of Italy 834 Sunk
25 March 1918 Francesco Antonio Aiello  Kingdom of Italy 44 Sunk
25 March 1918 L’iniziatore  Kingdom of Italy 47 Sunk
26 March 1918 Elisabetha  Kingdom of Italy 45 Sunk
6 July 1918 Bertrand  United Kingdom 3,613 Sunk
7 September 1918 Bellbank  United Kingdom 3,250 Sunk
16 September 1918 G. Voyazides  Greece 3,040 Sunk

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 Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boats: UC-67". U-Boat War in World War I. Uboat.net. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Tarrant, p. 173.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Gardiner, p. 182.
  4. ^ "Karl Neumann (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)". Uboat.net. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Martin Niemöller". Uboat.net. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "SM UC-67 successes". UBoat.net. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 

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.