SM UB-133

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For other ships with the same name, see German submarine U-133.
UB 148 at sea 2.jpeg
UB-148 at sea, a U-boat similar to UB-133.
History
German Empire
Name: UB-133
Ordered: 27 June 1917[1]
Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel
Cost: 3,485,000 German Papiermark
Yard number: 310
Launched: 27 September 1918[2]
Completed: 20 April 1919[2]
Fate: Surrendered, broken up in Rochester in 1922.[2]
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: German Type UB III submarine
Displacement:
  • 533 t (525 long tons) surfaced
  • 656 t (646 long tons) submerged
Length: 55.83 m (183 ft 2 in) (o/a)
Beam: 5.80 m (19.0 ft)
Draught: 3.77 m (12 ft 4 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) surfaced
  • 7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph) submerged
Range:
  • 9,090 nmi (16,830 km; 10,460 mi) at 6 knots (11 km/h; 6.9 mph) surfaced
  • 55 nmi (102 km; 63 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Complement: 3 officers, 31 men[2]
Armament:
Service record
Part of: German Imperial Navy

SM UB-133[Note 1] was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat built for the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. Completed after the end of hostilities, she was not commissioned into the German Imperial Navy but surrendered to Britain in accordance with the requirements of the Armistice with Germany. In 1922 she was broken up in Rochester.[2]

Construction[edit]

She was built by Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft of Kiel and following just under a year of construction, launched at Kiel on 27 September 1918. UB-133 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 10.5 cm (4.13 in) deck gun. UB-133 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 9,090 nautical miles (16,830 km; 10,460 mi). UB-133 had a displacement of 533 t (525 long tons) while surfaced and 656 t (646 long tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) when surfaced and 7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph) when submerged.


References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Rössler 1979, p. 28.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Gröner 1991, pp. 25-30.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bendert, Harald (2000). Die UB-Boote der Kaiserlichen Marine, 1914-1918. Einsätze, Erfolge, Schicksal (in German). Hamburg: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn GmbH. ISBN 3-8132-0713-7. 
  • 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 (1979). U-Bootbau bis Ende des 1. Weltkrieges, Konstruktionen für das Ausland und die Jahre 1935 - 1945. Die deutschen U-Boote und ihre Werften (in German). I. Munich: Bernard & Graefe. ISBN 3-7637-5213-7.