SM U-10 (Germany)

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Submarine U-10 at full speed (LOC) (6358167139).jpg
U-10
History
German Empire
Name: U-10
Ordered: 15 July 1908
Builder: Kaiserliche Werft Danzig
Cost: 2,140,000 Goldmark
Launched: 24 January 1911
Commissioned: 31 August 1911
Fate: 30 June 1916 - Probably mined in Gulf of Finland. 29 dead (all hands lost).
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: German Type U 9 submarine
Displacement:
  • 493 t (485 long tons) surfaced
  • 611 t (601 long tons) submerged
Length: 57.38 m (188 ft 3 in) o/a
Beam: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Draught: 3.13 m (10 ft 3 in)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Körting 6-cylinder and 2 × Körting 8-cylinder two stroke paraffin motors with 900 PS (660 kW; 890 shp)
  • 2 × SSW electric motors with 1,040 PS (760 kW; 1,030 shp)
  • 550 rpm surfaced
  • 600 rpm submerged[2]
Propulsion:
  • 2 shafts
  • 2 × 1.30 m (4 ft 3 in) propellers
Speed:
  • 14.2 knots (26.3 km/h; 16.3 mph) surfaced
  • 8.1 knots (15.0 km/h; 9.3 mph) submerged
Range: 3,250 nmi (6,020 km; 3,740 mi) at 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dingi
Complement: 4 officers, 25 men
Armament:
Service record
Part of:
  • I Flotilla
  • 1 August 1914 – 7 July 1915
  • Baltic Flotilla
  • 7 July 1914 – 30 June 1916
Commanders:
  • Kptlt. Fritz Stuhr[3]
  • 1 August 1914 – 30 June 1916
Operations: 6 patrols
Victories: 7 merchant ships sunk (1,651 GRT)

SM U-10 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I.

Service History[edit]

U-10 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.

Fate[edit]

She sank on 30 June 1916, after probably striking a mine in the Gulf of Finland. All 29 crew were killed dead.

Summary of raiding career[edit]

Date Ship Name Nationality Tonnage (GRT) Fate[4]
31 March 1915 Nor  Norway 544 Sunk
1 April 1915 Gloxinia  United Kingdom 145 Sunk
1 April 1915 Jason  United Kingdom 176 Sunk
1 April 1915 Nellie  United Kingdom 109 Sunk
5 April 1915 Acantha  United Kingdom 322 Sunk
28 April 1915 Lilydale  United Kingdom 129 Sunk
6 November 1915 Birgit  Finland 226 Sunk

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 19915, pp. 4-6.
  2. ^ Gröner 1991, p. 4.
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Fritz Stuhr". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit by U-10". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 

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. 
  • Rössler, Eberhard (1985). U-Bootbau bis Ende des 1. Weltkriegs, Konstruktionen für das Ausland und die Jahre 1935-1945. Die deutschen U-Boote und ihre Werften (in German) I (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-5213-7. 

External links[edit]

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "U 10". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. 

Coordinates: 59°30′N 21°00′E / 59.500°N 21.000°E / 59.500; 21.000