SM UC-35

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For other ships with the same name, see German submarine U-35.
History
German Empire
Name: UC-35
Ordered: 20 November 1915[1]
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg[2]
Yard number: 276[1]
Launched: 6 May 1916[1]
Commissioned: 2 October 1916[1]
Fate: sunk by French patrol vessel, 17 May 1918[1]
General characteristics [3]
Class and type: German Type UC II submarine
Displacement:
  • 427 t (420 long tons), surfaced
  • 509 t (501 long tons), submerged
Length:
Beam:
  • 5.22 m (17 ft 2 in) o/a
  • 3.65 m (12 ft) pressure hull
Draught: 3.65 m (12 ft)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 11.6 knots (21.5 km/h; 13.3 mph), surfaced
  • 6.8 knots (12.6 km/h; 7.8 mph), submerged
Range:
  • 10,180 nmi (18,850 km; 11,710 mi) at 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) surfaced
  • 54 nmi (100 km; 62 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Complement: 26
Armament:
  • 6 × 100 cm (39.4 in) mine tubes
  • 18 × UC 200 mines
  • 3 × 50 cm (19.7 in) torpedo tubes (2 bow/external; one stern)
  • 7 × torpedoes
  • 1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) Uk L/30deck gun
Notes: 35-second diving time
Service record
Part of:
  • Pola Flotilla
  • 25 December 1916 – 16 May 1918
Commanders:
  • Kptlt. Ernst von Voigt[4]
  • 4 October 1916 – 13 June 1917
  • Oblt.z.S. Hans Paul Korsch[5]
  • 14 June 1917 – 16 May 1918
Operations: 11 patrols
Victories:
  • 47 merchant ships sunk (70,147 GRT)
  • 6 merchant ships damaged (16,706 GRT)
  • 1 warship sunk (970 tons)

SM UC-35 was a German Type UC II minelaying submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was ordered on 20 November 1915 and was launched on 6 May 1916. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 2 October 1916 as SM UC-35.[Note 1] In eleven patrols UC-35 was credited with sinking 44 ships, either by torpedo or by mines laid. UC-35 was sunk by gunfire from the French torpedo boat Aigli southwest of Sardinia on 17 May 1918 at 39°48′N 7°42′E / 39.800°N 7.700°E / 39.800; 7.700Coordinates: 39°48′N 7°42′E / 39.800°N 7.700°E / 39.800; 7.700.[1]

Design[edit]

A German Type UC II submarine, UC-35 had a displacement of 427 tonnes (420 long tons) when at the surface and 509 tonnes (501 long tons) while submerged. She had a length overall of 50.35 m (165 ft 2 in), a beam of 5.22 m (17 ft 2 in), and a draught of 3.65 m (12 ft). The submarine was powered by two six-cylinder four-stroke diesel engines each producing 300 metric horsepower (220 kW; 300 shp) (a total of 600 metric horsepower (590 shp; 440 kW)), two electric motors producing 460 metric horsepower (340 kW; 450 shp), and two propeller shafts. She had a dive time of 35 seconds and was capable of operating at a depth of 50 metres (160 ft).[3]

The submarine had a maximum surface speed of 11.8 knots (21.9 km/h; 13.6 mph) and a submerged speed of 6.6 knots (12.2 km/h; 7.6 mph). When submerged, she could operate for 54 nautical miles (100 km; 62 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph); when surfaced, she could travel 10,180 nautical miles (18,850 km; 11,710 mi) at 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph). UC-35 was fitted with six 100 centimetres (39 in) mine tubes, eighteen UC 200 mines, three 50 centimetres (20 in) torpedo tubes (one on the stern and two on the bow), seven torpedoes, and one 8.8 centimetres (3.5 in) Uk L/30deck gun. Her complement was twenty-six crew members.[3]

Summary of raiding history[edit]

Date Name Nationality Tonnage[Note 2] Fate[6]
22 February 1917 Nostra Signora Del Porto Salvo  United Kingdom 136 Sunk
28 February 1917 Cassini  French Navy 970 Sunk
28 February 1917 Elisabetta Concettina  Kingdom of Italy 45 Sunk
28 February 1917 Giustina Madre  Kingdom of Italy 35 Sunk
3 March 1917 River Forth  United Kingdom 4,421 Sunk
4 April 1917 City of Paris  United Kingdom 9,191 Sunk
9 May 1917 Dio Ti Guardi  Kingdom of Italy 11 Sunk
9 May 1917 L’Oriente  Kingdom of Italy 11 Sunk
9 May 1917 Peppino Aiello  Kingdom of Italy 113 Sunk
9 May 1917 San Pietro  Kingdom of Italy 11 Sunk
10 May 1917 Leone XIII  Kingdom of Italy 78 Sunk
11 May 1917 Limassol  United Kingdom 100 Sunk
11 May 1917 Luisa Madre  Kingdom of Italy 87 Sunk
11 May 1917 Maddalena Madre  Kingdom of Italy 87 Sunk
11 May 1917 Rosalia Madre  Kingdom of Italy 95 Sunk
11 May 1917 San Antonio  Kingdom of Italy 40 Sunk
16 May 1917 Hilonian  United States 2,921 Sunk
23 May 1917 Pipitsa  Greece 224 Sunk
24 May 1917 McClure  United Kingdom 220 Sunk
25 May 1917 Nicolino  Kingdom of Italy 120 Sunk
26 May 1917 Risorgimento  Kingdom of Italy 222 Sunk
3 June 1917 Dockleaf  United Kingdom 5,311 Damaged
10 June 1917 Annam  France 6,075 Sunk
25 June 1917 Anatolia  United Kingdom 3,847 Sunk
9 August 1917 Alfonso  Kingdom of Italy 15 Sunk
9 August 1917 S. Gerlano  Kingdom of Italy 11 Sunk
14 August 1917 Umberto I  Kingdom of Italy 2,766 Sunk
17 August 1917 Lorenzina Aiello  Kingdom of Italy 120 Sunk
17 August 1917 San Rossore  Kingdom of Italy 5,601 Damaged
26 August 1917 Maria Del Carmine  Kingdom of Italy 108 Sunk
3 October 1917 Elisa  Kingdom of Italy 178 Sunk
3 October 1917 Giuseppe Ferrante  Kingdom of Italy 51 Sunk
11 October 1917 Cayo Bonito  United Kingdom 3,427 Sunk
11 October 1917 Italia  Kingdom of Italy 3,456 Sunk
11 October 1917 Lovli  Kingdom of Italy 7,212 Sunk
13 October 1917 Tripoli  Kingdom of Italy 1,743 Damaged
12 November 1917 Anteo  Kingdom of Italy 2,774 Sunk
22 November 1917 Kohistan  United Kingdom 4,732 Sunk
23 November 1917 Luigina  Kingdom of Italy 308 Sunk
26 November 1917 Pontida  Kingdom of Italy 5,834 Sunk
27 November 1917 Thornhill  United Kingdom 3,848 Damaged
28 November 1917 Albert Watts  United States 3,302 Sunk
4 December 1917 Alberto Verderame  Kingdom of Italy 195 Sunk
31 March 1918 Immacolata  Kingdom of Italy 35 Sunk
4 April 1918 Liberia  France 1,942 Sunk
5 April 1918 Camelia  Kingdom of Italy 396 Sunk
3 May 1918 Il Francesco  Kingdom of Italy 116 Sunk
5 May 1918 Carrione  Kingdom of Italy 65 Sunk
5 May 1918 Il Secondo  Kingdom of Italy 203 Damaged
9 May 1918 Deipara  Kingdom of Italy 2,282 Sunk
12 May 1918 Pax  France 798 Sunk
12 May 1918 Togo  Kingdom of Italy 1,484 Sunk
15 May 1918 Villa De Soller  Spain 450 Sunk

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.
  2. ^ Merchant ship tonnages are in gross register tons. Military vessels are listed by tons displacement.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boats: UC 35". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Tarrant, p. 173.
  3. ^ a b c Gröner 1991, pp. 31-32.
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boat commanders: Ernst von Voigt". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boat commanders: Hans Paul Korsch". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit by UC 35". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

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