German submarine U-11 (1935)
|Ordered:||20 July 1934|
|Builder:||Germaniawerft, Kiel, yard 545|
|Laid down:||6 May 1935|
|Launched:||27 August 1935|
|Commissioned:||21 September 1935|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||IIB|
|Length:||42.70 m (140 ft 1 in)|
|Beam:||4.08 m (13 ft 5 in)|
|Draft:||3.90 m (12 ft 10 in)|
|Test depth:||80 m (260 ft)|
|Complement:||3 officers, 22 men|
|Identification codes:||M 27 219|
German submarine U-11 was a Type IIB U-boat built before World War II for service in Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. She was commissioned on 21 September 1935, with Kapitänleutnant Hans-Rudolf Rösing in command. She served in several training flotillas in her 10-year career, but sank or damaged no ships.
U-11 was the first to carry out sea trials in 1940 of a new anechoic tile, which was developed by the Kriegsmarine to reduce a submarines' acoustic signature. It was codenamed Alberich after the invisible sorcerer from Germanic Mythology.
The U-boat was scuttled on 3 May 1945 in Kiel. The wreck was broken up.
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