UB-148 at sea, a u-boat similar to UB-155.
|Ordered:||27 June 1917|
|Builder:||AG Vulcan, Hamburg|
|Cost:||4,301,000 German Papiermark|
|Launched:||26 October 1918|
|Completed:||26 February 1919|
|Fate:||Surrendered 9 March 1919, broken up.|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||German Type UB III submarine|
|Length:||55.52 m (182 ft 2 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-155'[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 France on 9 March 1919 in accordance with the requirements of the Armistice with Germany and broken up at Brest in July 1921.
She was built by AG Vulcan of Hamburg and following just under a year of construction, launched at Hamburg on 26 October 1918. UB-155 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun. UB-155 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 7,120 nautical miles (13,190 km; 8,190 mi). UB-155 had a displacement of 539 t (530 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.
- "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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