UB-148 at sea, a U-boat similar to UB-62.
|Ordered:||20 May 1916|
|Builder:||AG Vulcan, Hamburg|
|Cost:||3,279,000 German Papiermark|
|Launched:||11 May 1917|
|Commissioned:||9 July 1917|
|Fate:||surrendered 21 November 1918, broken up in Swansea in 1921|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||German Type UB III submarine|
|Length:||55.52 m (182 ft 2 in) (o/a)|
|Beam:||5.76 m (18 ft 11 in)|
|Draught:||3.70 m (12 ft 2 in)|
|Test depth:||50 m (160 ft)|
|Complement:||3 officers, 31 men|
SM UB-62 was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 9 July 1917 as SM UB-62.[Note 1]
UB-62 was ordered by the GIN on 20 May 1916.
She was built by AG Vulcan of Hamburg and following just under a year of construction, launched at Hamburg on 11 May 1917. UB-62 was commissioned later that same year . Like all Type UB III submarines, UB-62 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun. UB-62 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 8,420 nautical miles (15,590 km; 9,690 mi). UB-62 had a displacement of 508 t (500 long tons) while surfaced and 639 t (629 long tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13.3 knots (24.6 km/h; 15.3 mph) when surfaced and 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) when submerged.
Summary of raiding history
|6 September 1917||Hammar II||Sweden||206||Sunk|
|17 September 1917||Australia||Russian Empire||3,592||Sunk|
|17 September 1917||Queen Amelia||United Kingdom||4,278||Sunk|
|18 September 1917||Joseph Chamberlain||United Kingdom||3,709||Sunk|
|6 November 1917||Benor||Russian Empire||394||Sunk|
|14 January 1918||Alster||United Kingdom||964||Sunk|
|12 March 1918||Oswin||Sweden||1,743||Sunk|
|19 March 1918||Burnstone||United Kingdom||2,340||Sunk|
|25 July 1918||Indore||United Kingdom||7,300||Damaged|
- "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
- Rössler 1979, p. 60.
- Gröner 1991, pp. 25-30.
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- 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.