|Launched:||28 September 1907|
|Commissioned:||4 March 1908|
|Displacement:||1,595 gross register tons (GRT)|
The famous U-boat ace Max Valentiner served as salvage officer on Vulkan in early 1911. On 17 January 1911, he and the crew saved all 30 men from U-3 by getting them out of the torpedo tube after it was sunk near Kiel harbour in Heikendorfer Bay because of an unclosed valve in the ventilation shaft. Amongst the saved crew was Otto Weddigen, the later commander of U-9 and Paul Clarrendorf, the commander of U-boot-Abnahme-Kommando in Kiel which enlisted u-boat crews.
Media related to SMS Vulkan at Wikimedia Commons
- u-boot-net.de webpage about SMS Vulkan (in German)
- max-valentiner.dk webpage about Max Valentiner and salvage of U-3 in 1911 (in Danish)
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