SM U-116

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For other ships with the same name, see German submarine U-116.
History
German Empire
Name: U 116
Builder: Schichau-Werke, Elbing
Cost: 4,100,000 Goldmark
Yard number: 987
Laid down: September 1916
Launched: 1918
Fate: never completed, broken up at Danzig
General characteristics
Class and type: German Type U 115 submarine
Displacement:
  • 882 t (868 long tons) surfaced
  • 1,233 t (1,214 long tons) submerged
Length: 72.30 m (237 ft 2 in)
Beam: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
Draught: 4 m (13 ft 1 in)
Propulsion:
  • 2 shafts
  • 2 × MAN four-stroke diesel motors with 2,400 PS (2,400 hp)
  • 2 × SSW double dymanos with 1,200 PS (1,200 hp)
  • 450 rpm surfaced
  • 330 rpm submerged
Speed:
  • 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) surfaced
  • 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph) submerged
Range:
  • 11,470 nautical miles (21,240 km; 13,200 mi) at 8 kn surfaced
  • 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi) at 4.5 kn submerged
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Complement: 4 officers, 32 men
Armament:

SM U-116[Note 1] was a German Type 115 U-boat of the Imperial German Navy built at Schichau-Werke, Danzig. As her sister ship SM U-115, she was never completed and ultimately broken up in Danzig after the Armistice with Germany. Her main engines were used in M/S Adolf Sommerfeld ex SMS Gefion. Both boats had been offered to the IGN free of charge by Schichau in an attempt to gain experience in building submarines (Williamson, 15).

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  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.

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  • 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. p. 40. ISBN 0-85177-593-4. 
  • Gordon Williamson, U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy. Osprey, 2002, ISBN 1-84176-362-4
  • R.H. Gibson, Maurice Prendergast, The German Submarine War 1914–1918, Periscope Publishing Ltd., 2002, ISBN 1-904381-08-1, p. 114
  • Eberhard Rössler, The U-boat: the evolution and technical history of German submarines, Naval Institute Press, 1981, ISBN 0-87021-966-9, p. 56
  • Stefan Lipsky, Florian Lipsky, Deutsche U-Boote: hundert Jahre Technik und Entwicklung, Mittler, 2006, ISBN 3-8132-0868-0, p. 85