SM U-10 (Germany)

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Submarine U-10 at full speed (LOC) (6358167139).jpg
U-10
Career (Germany)
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
Class and type: German Type U 9 submarine
Displacement: 493 tonnes (485 long tons) surfaced
611 tonnes (601 long tons) submerged[1]
Length: 57.38 m (188 ft 3 in) o/a[1]
Beam: 6 m (19.7 ft)[1]
Draught: 3.13 m (10.3 ft)[1]
Installed power: 2 × Körting 6-cylinder and 2 × Körting 8-cylinder two stroke paraffin motors with 900 PS (890 hp)
2 × SSW electric motors with 1,040 PS (1,030 hp)
550 rpm surfaced
600 rpm submerged[2]
Propulsion: 2 shafts
2 × 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in) propellers[1]
Speed: 14.2 knots (26.3 km/h; 16.3 mph) surfaced
8.1 knots (15.0 km/h; 9.3 mph) submerged[1]
Range: 3,250 nmi (6,020 km; 3,740 mi) at 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)[1]
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Boats and landing
craft carried:
1 dingi
Complement: 4 officers, 25 men[1]
Armament: 4 × 45 cm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes (two bow, two stern, six torpedoes)[1]
1 × 8.8 cm (3.5 in) SK L/40 gun
1 × 3.7 cm (1.5 in) Hotchkiss gun
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]

General
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher. Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 
  • 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. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gröner 1985, p. 27.
  2. ^ Gröner 1985, p. 28.
  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. 

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