SM U-124

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-124.
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-124
Ordered: 27 May 1916
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Launched: 28 March 1918
Commissioned: 12 July 1918
Fate: Surrendered 1 December 1918
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: German Type UE II submarine
Type: Coastal minelaying submarine
Displacement: 1,163 t (1,145 long tons) surfaced
1,468 t (1,445 long tons) submerged
Length: 82.00 m (269 ft) (o/a)
Beam: 7.42 m (24 ft 4 in)
Height: 10.16 m (33 ft 4 in)
Draught: 4.22 m (13 ft 10 in)
Installed power: 2 × diesel engines, 2,400 PS (1,765 kW; 2,367 shp)
2 × electric motors, 1,235 PS (908 kW; 1,218 shp)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 × 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) propellers
Speed: 14.7 knots (27.2 km/h; 16.9 mph) surfaced
7.2 knots (13.3 km/h; 8.3 mph) submerged
Range: 11,470 nmi (21,240 km; 13,200 mi) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced
35 nmi (65 km; 40 mi) at 4.5 knots (8.3 km/h; 5.2 mph) submerged
Test depth: 75 m (246 ft)
Complement: 4 officers, 36 enlisted
Armament:
  • 4 × 50 cm (19.7 in) bow torpedo tubes
  • 12 torpedoes
  • 2 × 100 cm (39 in) stern mine chutes
  • 42 mines
  • 1 × 15 cm (5.9 in) deck gun
  • 494 rounds
Service record
Commanders: Kptlt. Rolf Carls[2]
12 July – 11 November 1918
Operations: None
Victories: None

SM U-124 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-124 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic under the command of Kapitänleutnant Rolf Carls (later a Generaladmiral in the Kriegsmarine). [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 41-42.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Rolf Carls". German and Austrian U-Boats of World War I – Kaiserliche Marine – Uboat.net. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "U-124". German and Austrian U-Boats of World War I – Kaiserliche Marine – Uboat.net. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.