SM UC-74

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-74.
Career (German Empire)
Name: UC-74
Ordered: 12 January 1916[1]
Builder: AG Vulcan, Hamburg[2]
Yard number: 79[1]
Launched: 19 October 1916[1]
Commissioned: 26 November 1916[1]
Fate: interned at Barcelona, 21 November 1918; surrendered to France, March 1919; broken up in Toulon, July 1921[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: German Type UC II submarine
Displacement: 410 t (450 short tons), surfaced[2]
493 t (543 short tons), submerged
Length: 165 ft 6 in (50.44 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: 11.8 knots (21.9 km/h), surfaced[2]
7.3 knots (13.5 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: 30-second diving time[2]
Service record
Part of: Kaiserliche Marine
Pola Flotilla
17 Mar 1917 – 11 Nov 1918
Commanders: Kptlt Wilhelm Marschall[4]
26 Nov 1916 – 6 Dec 1917
Oblt Hans Adalbert von der Lühe[5]
15 Feb 1918 – 6 Aug 1918
Oblt Hans Schüler[6]
7 Aug 1918 – 21 Nov 1918
Operations: 10 patrols
Victories: 37 merchant ships sunk 92,722 gross register tons (GRT)
4 ships damaged 13,108 GRT

SM UC-74 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 19 October 1916. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 26 November 1916 as SM UC-74.[Note 1] In 10 patrols UC-74 was credited with sinking 37 ships, either by torpedo or by mines laid. UC-74 was interned at Barcelona on 21 November 1918 when she ran out of fuel. The U-boat was surrendered to France on 26 March 1919 and was broken up at Toulon in July 1921.[1]

Summary of Raiding Career[edit]

Date Name Nationality Tonnage
(GRT)
Fate[7]
1 March 1917 Durban  Norway 765 Damaged
8 March 1917 Ares  Netherlands 3,783 Sunk
10 March 1917 James Burton Cook  United Kingdom 133 Sunk
15 April 1917 Arcadian  United Kingdom 8,939 Sunk
28 April 1917 Pontiac  United Kingdom 3,345 Sunk
2 May 1917 Alessandria  Kingdom of Italy 8,006 Sunk
29 May 1917 Aghia Tom Aghion  Greece 30 Sunk
29 May 1917 Kirikos  Greece 84 Sunk
29 May 1917 Yarra  France 4,163 Sunk
10 June 1917 Stylianos  Egypt 389 Sunk
11 June 1917 Benha  United Kingdom 1,878 Sunk
19 August 1917 Aghios Georgios  Greece 161 Sunk
24 August 1917 Parana  France 6,248 Sunk
30 August 1917 Athinai  Greece 988 Sunk
31 August 1917 Eleni  Greece 679 Sunk
1 September 1917 Amiral Olry  France 5,567 Sunk
3 September 1917 Agios Andreas  Greece 68 Sunk
6 September 1917 Ville De Strasbourg  France 2,167 Sunk
6 September 1917 Aghios Georgios  Greece 897 Sunk
30 September 1917 Charlsin  United Kingdom 241 Sunk
6 October 1917 Civilian  United Kingdom 7,871 Sunk
11 October 1917 Panormitis  France 59 Sunk
14 October 1917 Semantha  United Kingdom 2,847 Sunk
15 October 1917 White Head  United Kingdom 1,172 Sunk
14 November 1917 Prophet  United Kingdom 3,230 Sunk
25 November 1917 Ovid  United Kingdom 4,159 Sunk
28 November 1917 Jane Radcliffe  United Kingdom 4,074 Sunk
4 March 1918 Clan Graham  United Kingdom 5,213 Damaged
5 March 1918 Roxburgh  United Kingdom 4,630 Sunk
10 March 1918 Chagres  United Kingdom 5,288 Sunk
30 April 1918 Kalliope  United Kingdom 114 Sunk
1 May 1918 Nikolaos  Greece 50 Sunk
5 May 1918 Sayeda  Egypt 18 Sunk
13 May 1918 Loch Naver  United Kingdom 216 Sunk
11 July 1918 Roberto  Spain 910 Sunk
26 July 1918 Monastir  France 1,915 Damaged
23 October 1918 Aghios Gerasimos  Greece 85 Sunk
2 November 1918 Murcia  United Kingdom 4,871 Sunk
2 November 1918 Surada  United Kingdom 5,324 Sunk
4 November 1918 War Roach  United Kingdom 5,215 Damaged
5 November 1918 Stavnos  Kingdom of Italy 38 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-74". 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. ^ "Wilhelm Marschall (Pour le Mérite)". Uboat.net. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hans Adalbert von der Lühe". Uboat.net. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hans Schüler". Uboat.net. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "SM UC-74 successes". UBoat.net. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 

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.