German Type UC II submarine
|Preceded by:||UC I|
|Succeeded by:||UC III|
|Cost:||1,729,000–2,141,000 German Mark|
|Type:||Coastal minelaying submarine|
|Length:||49.35–53.15 m (161.9–174.4 ft) o/a|
|Beam:||5.22 m (17.1 ft)|
|Draught:||3.65 m (12.0 ft)|
|Test depth:||50 m (160 ft)|
|Complement:||3 officers, 23 enlisted|
Type UC II minelaying submarines were used by the Imperial German Navy during World War I. They displaced 417 tons, carried guns, 7 torpedoes and up to 18 mines. The ships were double-hulled with improved range and seakeeping compared to the UC I type.
If judged only by the numbers of enemy vessels destroyed, the UC II is the most successful submarine design in history: According to modern estimates, they sank more than 1800 enemy vessels.
List of Type UC II submarines
There were 64 Type UC II submarines commissioned into the Imperial German Navy.
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