SM U-14 (Germany)
|Ordered:||23 February 1909|
|Builder:||Kaiserliche Werft Danzig|
|Launched:||11 July 1911|
|Commissioned:||24 April 1912|
|Fate:||5 June 1915 - Disabled by gunfire from armed trawler Oceanic II and sunk off Peterhead at position Coordinates: . 1 dead and 27 survivors.|
|Class and type:||German Type U 13 submarine|
|Length:||57.88 m (189 ft 11 in)|
|Beam:||6 m (19 ft 8 in)|
|Draught:||3.44 m (11 ft 3 in)|
|Test depth:||50 m (160 ft)|
|Boats & landing
|Complement:||4 officers, 25 men|
|Victories:||2 merchant ships sunk (3,907 GRT)|
U-14 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic. U-14 was damaged by an air raid on the German-occupied port of Zeebrugee, Belgium, on the night of 12 February 1915.
On 5 June 1915, U-14 approached the trawler Oceanic II off Peterhead, firing a couple of warning shots, but Oceanic II was armed and was acting as a decoy and returned fire, being joined by the armed trawler Hawk. U-14 was hit several times, and unable to escape by submerging sank, with six officers and 21 ratings being rescued, and one man, her commanding officer, being killed. She was sunk by gunfire on 5 June 1915 .
Summary of raiding history
|Date||Ship Name||Nationality||Tonnage[Note 2]||Fate|
|2 June 1915||Cyrus||Denmark||1,669||Sunk|
|3 June 1915||Lappland||Sweden||2,238||Sunk|
- "SM" stands for "Seiner Majestät" (English: His Majesty's) and combined with the U for Unterseeboot would be translated as His Majesty's Submarine.
- Tonnages are in gross register tons
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