SM U-11 (Germany)

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History
German Empire
Name: U-11
Ordered: 15 July 1908
Builder: Kaiserliche Werft Danzig
Cost: 2,140,000 Goldmark
Yard number: 6
Launched: 2 April 1910
Commissioned: 21 September 1910
Fate: 9 December 1914 - Mined off the Belgian coast on December 9, 1914 at position 51°06′N 1°29′E / 51.100°N 1.483°E / 51.100; 1.483Coordinates: 51°06′N 1°29′E / 51.100°N 1.483°E / 51.100; 1.483. 26 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 and 2 × SSW modyns with 1,160 PS (850 kW; 1,140 shp)
  • 550 rpm surfaced
  • 600 rpm submerged
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 × 1.45 m (4 ft 9 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: 1,800 nmi (3,300 km; 2,100 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dingi
Complement: 4 officers, 25 men
Armament: 4 × 45 cm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes (two bow, two stern, six torpedoes)
Service record
Part of:
  • I Flotilla
  • 1 August – 9 December 1914
Commanders:
  • Kptlt. Ferdinand von Suchodoletz[2]
  • 1 August 1914 – 9 December 1914
Operations: 2 patrols
Victories: None

SM U-11 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-11 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 19915, pp. 4-6.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ferdinand von Suchodoletz". German and Austrian U-Boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

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 11". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net.