SM U-141

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History
German Empire
Name: U-141
Ordered: 1 August 1916
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: 302
Launched: 9 January 1918
Commissioned: 24 June 1918
Fate: Surrendered 26 November 1918
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: German Type U 139 submarine
Displacement:
  • 1,930 t (1,900 long tons) surfaced
  • 2,483 t (2,444 long tons) submerged
Length:
Beam:
  • 9.12 m (29 ft 11 in) (o/a)
  • 5.75 m (18 ft 10 in) (pressure hull)
Height: 5.27 m (17 ft 3 in)
Draught: 11.20 m (36 ft 9 in)
Installed power:
  • 2 × 3,500 PS (2,574 kW; 3,452 shp)
  • 2 × 450 PS (331 kW; 444 shp) surfaced
  • 2 × 1,780 PS (1,309 kW; 1,756 shp) submerged
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 × 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) propellers
Speed:
  • 15.8 knots (29.3 km/h; 18.2 mph) surfaced
  • 7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged
Range:
  • 17,750 nmi (32,870 km; 20,430 mi) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced
  • 53 nmi (98 km; 61 mi) at 4.5 knots (8.3 km/h; 5.2 mph) submerged
Test depth: 75 m (246 ft 1 in)
Complement: 6 (1) officers, 56 (20) enlisted – (prize crew)
Armament:
  • 6 × 50 cm (19.7 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, two stern)
  • 19-24 torpedoes
  • 2 × 15 cm (5.9 in) deck guns
    • 2 × 8.8 cm (3.5 in) deck guns

SM U-141[Note 1] was a Type U 139 submarine serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-141 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic. [2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "SM" stands for "Seiner Majestät" (in English, "His Majesty's"); combined with the U for Unterseeboot would be translated as "His Majesty's Submarine".

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 1991, pp. 19-21.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boats: U 141". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 

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.