SM U-142

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For other ships with the same name, see German submarine U-142.
History
German Empire
Name: U-142
Ordered: 29 November 1916
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: 303
Launched: 4 March 1918
Commissioned: 10 November 1918
Fate: 10 November 1918 – Taken right back to the dockyard after being commissioned and demilitarized and finally broken up at Oslebshausen in 1919. Engine plants were surrendered to the allies.
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: German Type U 139 submarine
Displacement:
  • 2,158 t (2,124 long tons) surfaced
  • 2,785 t (2,741 long tons) submerged
Length:
Beam:
  • 9.06 m (29 ft 9 in) (o/a)
  • 5.70 m (18 ft 8 in) (pressure hull)
Height: 5.38 m (17 ft 8 in)
Draught: 11.20 m (36 ft 9 in)
Installed power:
  • 2 × 3,000 PS (2,206 kW; 2,959 shp)
  • 1 × 450 PS (331 kW; 444 shp) surfaced
  • 2 × 1,300 PS (956 kW; 1,282 shp) submerged
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 × 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) propellers
Speed:
  • 17.5 knots (32.4 km/h; 20.1 mph) surfaced
  • 8.5 knots (15.7 km/h; 9.8 mph) submerged
Range:
  • 20,000 nmi (37,000 km; 23,000 mi) at 6 knots (11 km/h; 6.9 mph) surfaced
  • 70 nmi (130 km; 81 mi) at 4.5 knots (8.3 km/h; 5.2 mph) submerged
Test depth: 75 m (246 ft 1 in)
Complement: 6 (1) officers, 56 (20) enlisted – (prize crew)
Armament:
  • 6 × 50 cm (19.7 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, two stern)
  • 19-24 torpedoes
  • 2 × 15 cm (5.9 in) deck guns
    • 2 × 8.8 cm (3.5 in) deck guns

SM U-142[Note 1] was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-142 was not engaged in the naval warfare. [2]

References[edit]

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.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 1991, pp. 19-21.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boats: U 142". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gröner, Erich; Jung, Dieter; Maass, Martin (1991). U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels. German Warships 1815–1945 2. Translated by Thomas, Keith; Magowan, Rachel (London: Conway Maritime Press). ISBN 0-85177-593-4.