SM UB-29

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-29.
SM UB 45.jpg
SM UB-45 a u-boat similar to UB-29
Career (German Empire)
Name: UB-29
Ordered: 30 April 1915[1]
Builder: AG Weser, Bremen[1]
Cost: 1,291,000 German Papiermark
Yard number: 243[1]
Launched: 31 December 1915[1]
Commissioned: 18 January 1916[2]
Fate: sunk by depth charge 13 December 1916
General characteristics [3]
Class and type: German Type UB II submarine
Displacement: 265 t (261 long tons) surfaced
291 t (286 long tons) submerged
Length: 36.13 m (118 ft 6 in)
Beam: 4.36 m (14 ft 4 in)
Draft: 3.66 m (12 ft)
Propulsion: 1 × propeller shaft
2 × Daimler four-stroke 6-cylinder diesel engine, 280 bhp (209 kW)
2 × Siemens-Schuckert electric motor, 276 shp (206 kW)
Speed: 9.15 knots (16.95 km/h; 10.53 mph) surfaced
5.81 knots (10.76 km/h; 6.69 mph) submerged
Range: 6,650 nautical miles (12,320 km; 7,650 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) surfaced
45 nmi (83 km; 52 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Complement: 2 officers, 21 men
Armament: 2 × 50 cm (19.7 in) torpedo tubes
4 × torpedoes (later 6)
1 × 5 cm SK L/40 gun
Notes: 30-second diving time
Service record
Part of: Imperial German Navy:
Training Flotilla
8 March – 13 December 1916
Commanders:
  • Oblt.z.S. Herbert Pustkuchen[4]
    18 January - 2 November 1916
  • Oblt.z.S. Erich Platsch[5]
    3 November - 13 December 1916
Operations: 17 patrols
Victories: 36 merchant ships sunk (47,107 GRT)
3 merchant ships damaged (3,713 GRT)
2 merchant ship captured as prizes (2,170 GRT)
1 warship damaged (3,750 tons)

SM UB-29 was a German Type UB II submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was ordered on 30 April 1915 and launched on 31 December 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 18 January 1916 as SM UB-29.[Note 1]

The submarine sank 31 ships in 17 patrols for a total of 35,562 gross register tons (GRT).[6] UB-29 was sunk by two depth charges from HMS Landrail south of Goodwin Sands at 51°9′N 1°46′E / 51.150°N 1.767°E / 51.150; 1.767Coordinates: 51°9′N 1°46′E / 51.150°N 1.767°E / 51.150; 1.767 on 13 December 1916.[2]

Summary of raiding career[edit]

Date Name Nationality Tonnage
(GRT)
Fate[7]
19 March 1916 Nominoe  France 3,155 Sunk
20 March 1916 Langeli  Norway 1,565 Sunk
20 March 1916 Skodsborg  Denmark 1,697 Sunk
24 March 1916 Salybia  United Kingdom 3,352 Sunk
24 March 1916 Sussex  France 1,353 Damaged
6 April 1916 Vesuvio  United Kingdom 1,391 Sunk
6 April 1916 Asger Ryg  Denmark 1,134 Sunk
7 April 1916 Braunton  United Kingdom 4,575 Sunk
7 April 1916 Marguerite  France 42 Sunk
25 April 1916 Berkelstroom  Netherlands 736 Sunk
25 April 1916 HMS Penelope  Royal Navy 3,750 Damaged
17 May 1916 Boy Percy  United Kingdom 46 Sunk
17 May 1916 Boy Sam  United Kingdom 46 Sunk
17 May 1916 Wanderer  United Kingdom 47 Sunk
6 August 1916 Loch Lomond  United Kingdom 42 Sunk
3 September 1916 Gotthard  Norway 1,636 Sunk
3 September 1916 Notre Dame De Lourdes  France 161 Sunk
5 September 1916 Jeanne  Denmark 1,191 Sunk
6 September 1916 Torridge  United Kingdom 5,036 Sunk
6 September 1916 Yvonne  France 104 Sunk
7 September 1916 Alice  France 119 Sunk
9 September 1916 Consolation  United Kingdom 47 Sunk
9 September 1916 Dorado  United Kingdom 36 Sunk
9 September 1916 Favourite  United Kingdom 38 Sunk
9 September 1916 Muriel Franklin  United Kingdom 29 Sunk
21 October 1916 Fart 3  Norway 230 Sunk
21 October 1916 Grit  United Kingdom 147 Sunk
21 October 1916 Princess May  United Kingdom 104 Sunk
22 October 1916 Georges M. Embiricos  Greece 3,636 Sunk
24 October 1916 Anna Gurine  Norway 1,147 Sunk
24 October 1916 Sidmouth  United Kingdom 4,045 Sunk
28 October 1916 Saint Charles  France 521 Sunk
12 November 1916 Batavier VI  Netherlands 1,085 Captured as a prize
15 November 1916 Midsland  Netherlands 1,085 Captured as a prize
1 December 1916 Bossi  Norway 1,462 Sunk
1 December 1916 Briardene  United Kingdom 2,701 Sunk
2 December 1916 Hitterøy  Norway 1,985 Sunk
6 December 1916 Ans  Russian Empire 362 Sunk
6 December 1916 Marie  Denmark 325 Sunk
7 December 1916 Keltier  Belgium 2,360 Damaged
7 December 1916 Meteor  Norway 4,217 Sunk

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rössler 1979, p. 54.
  2. ^ a b Gröner 1985, p. 51.
  3. ^ Gröner 1985, p. 50.
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Herbert Pustkuchen (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)". German and Austrian U-Boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Erich Platsch". German and Austrian U-Boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Bendert 2000, p. 195.
  7. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit by UB-29". German and Austrian U-Boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 

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