UB-148 at sea, a U-boat similar to UB-145.
|Ordered:||27 June 1917|
|Builder:||AG Weser, Bremen|
|Cost:||4,301,000 German Papiermark|
|Fate:||Surrendered to Britain, broken up 1922.|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||German Type UB III submarine|
|Length:||55.85 m (183 ft 3 in) (o/a)|
|Beam:||5.80 m (19 ft)|
|Draught:||3.85 m (12 ft 8 in)|
|Test depth:||50 m (160 ft)|
|Complement:||3 officers, 31 men|
|Part of:||German Imperial Navy|
SM UB-145[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. She was never commissioned into the German Imperial Navy but surrendered to Britain on 27 March 1919 and broken up in Rochester in 1922.
She was built by AG Weser of Bremen and following just under a year of construction, launched at Kiel in October 1918. UB-145 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 10.5 cm (4.13 in) deck gun. UB-145 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 7,280 nautical miles (13,480 km; 8,380 mi). UB-145 had a displacement of 523 t (515 long tons) while surfaced and 653 t (643 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.
- "SM" stands for "Seiner Majestät" (English: His Majesty's) and combined with the U for Unterseeboot would be translated as His Majesty's Submarine.
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