SM UC-8

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-8.
HNLMS M1.jpg
The UC-8 in Dutch service as M 1
Career (German Empire)
Name: UC-8
Ordered: by November 1914[1]
Builder: AG Vulcan, Hamburg[2]
Yard number: 52[1]
Launched: 6 July 1915[1]
Commissioned: 5 July 1915[1]
Fate: grounded on Dutch coast, 4 November 1915; interned[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type UC I submarine
Displacement: 168 t (185 short tons), surfaced[2]
183 t (202 short tons), submerged
Length: 111 ft 6 in (33.99 m)[3]
Beam: 10 ft 4 in (3.15 m)[3]
Draft: 10 ft (3 m)[3]
Propulsion: 1 × propeller shaft
1 × Daimler 6-cylinder, 4-stroke diesel engine, 90 bhp (67 kW)[3]
1 × electric motor, 175 shp (130 kW)[3]
Speed: 6.20 knots (11.48 km/h), surfaced[2]
5.22 knots (9.67 km/h), submerged
Endurance: 780 nautical miles at 5 knots, surfaced[3]
(1,440 km at 9.3 km/h)
50 nautical miles at 4 knots, submerged[3]
(93 km at 7.4 km/h)
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)[3]
Complement: 14[3]
Armament: 6 × 100 cm (39 in) mine tubes[3]
12 × UC 120 mines
1 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) machine gun[2]

SM UC-8 was a German Type UC I minelayer submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat had been ordered by November 1914 and was launched on 6 July 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 5 July 1915 as SM UC-8.[Note 1] Mines laid by UC-8 in her one patrol are not known to have sunk any ships. UC-8 ran aground on the Dutch coast near Terschelling on 4 November 1915. Interned by the Dutch, UC-8 was purchased and commissioned into the Dutch Navy as M-1. The submarine was broken up in 1932.[1]

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-8". U-Boat War in World War I. Uboat.net. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Tarrant, p. 173.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gardiner, p. 181.

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