Talk:German Type UB III submarine
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Has anyone Proofread the article because I strongly believe that this article is incomplete. I mean just read the article, it's confusing. Take this paragraph for example:
"UB III boats carried 10 torpedoes and were usually armed with either an 8.8 cm (3.5 in) or a 10.5 cm (4.1 in) deck gun. They carried a crew of 34 and had a cruising range of 7,120–9,090 nautical miles (13,190–16,830 km; 8,190–10,460 mi). Between 1916 and 1918, 96 were built."
Now lets compare this paragraph with the class overview:
"Built: 1916–1918" "In commission: 1917–1935" "Building: 145" "Planned: 201" "Completed: 95" "Cancelled: 56" "Lost: 37"
See that? the Class Overview says that there were a total of 95 Type UB III's built, but the paragraph says that there were a total of 96 Type UB III's built. Now thats confusing, you have two different numbers! The paragraph say one thing and the overview says a different thing. Also, I don't think that 95 Type UB-III submarines, were completed, because I counted the List of Type UB III submarines, and I also did the math in my head, and what I ended up with was a number that was greater than 95, 107 to be precise. Someone didn't do the math right or, someone forgot what number that they ended up with. SM UB-155 (Last Type UB-III submarine) SM UB-48 (First Type UB-III submarine) 155-48 = 107.
Speaking of this article, Next paragraph that should be considered to be rewritten is paragraph number 2. So here is paragraph number 2:
"The UB III type coastal submarine, despite being a submersible torpedo boat was less akin to UB-II type "attack" (i.e. torpedo-launching) boats that preceded it than the highly successful UC-II type minelaying submarine. The UC-IIs had gained their fearsome reputation by sinking more than 1,800 Allied and neutral vessels. German engineers did not miss the chance of expanding the potential of this capable design by incorporating some of its features into a new submersible torpedo boat."
REMEMBER This article is about the Type UB III Submarine NOT the Type UB II submarine.
I think this one is self-explanatory. Yes the Type UB III's have some of the features of the Type UB II-class submarines. Why does the first sentence say: "...than the highly successful UC-II type minelaying submarine." I don't know. I think that there should be words added to this paragraph, to make it, more better. Like changing "The UB III type coastal submarine, despite being a submersible torpedo boat was less akin to UB-II type "attack" (i.e. torpedo-launching) boats that preceded it than the highly successful UC-II type minelaying submarine." to this "The Type UB III coastal submarine, despite being a submersible torpedo boat was less akin to Type UB-II "attack" (i.e. torpedo-launching) submarine that preceded it than the highly successful Type UC-II minelaying submarine."
I am just giving suggestions and my thoughts about this article. And also what should be added is more information. You know what? I've had enough of the Type UB-III submarine,now go be someone else's problem.