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SM U-110
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-110
Ordered: 5 May 1916
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: Werk 279
Launched: 28 July 1917
Commissioned: 25 September 1917
Fate: 15 March 1918, sunk by British destroyers
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 93 submarine
Displacement: 808 tons (surfaced)
946 tons (submerged)
1160 tons (total)
Length: 70.60 m (overall)
55.55 m (pressure hull)
Beam: 6.30 m (overall)
4.15 m (pressure hull)
Draught: 4.02 m
Propulsion: 2400 hp (surfaced)
1200 hp (submerged)
Speed: 16.8 knots (surfaced)
9.1 knots (submerged)
Range: 11,220 miles (surfaced) 56 miles (submerged)
Complement: 39 men
Armament: 4 bow,2 stern torpedo tubes (16 torpedoes)
1 × 105mm deck gun with 220 rounds
1 × 88mm deck gun

SM U-110 was a Type U 93 u-boat of the German Imperial Navy (German language: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. She was ordered on 5 May 1916 and launched on 28 July 1917. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 25 September 1917 as SM U-110.[Note 1] and assigned to IV Flotilla of the High Seas Fleet based on the German North Sea coast.[1]

U-110 made three wartime patrols, and sank 10 ships, totalling 26,963 GRT. Her first success was the British Q ship Penshurst, with which she fought an engagement on 24 December 1917. Penshurst sank shortly after.

U 110 was sunk on 15 March 1918 north-west of Malin Head. She was found and depth-charged by British destroyers Michael and Moresby. 39 men were lost.[2] 54°49′N 8°6′W / 54.817°N 8.1°W / 54.817; -8.1Coordinates: 54°49′N 8°6′W / 54.817°N 8.1°W / 54.817; -8.1

In September, 1918 she was raised and taken to Swan Hunter's dry dock for restoration. At the conclusion of hostilities restoration was halted and she was sold for scrap.


  1. "SM" stands for "Seiner Majestät" (English: His Majesty's) and U for Unterseeboot. This translates as His Majesty's Submarine.
  1. Tarrant p56
  2. Kemp


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