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SM U-163
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-163
Ordered: 9 February 1917
Builder: Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack
Launched: 1 June 1918
Commissioned: 21 August 1918
Fate: Surrendered to Italy 22 Nov 1918
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: 16 torpedoes (4/2 in bow/stern tubes)
105mm deck gun with 220 rounds
88mm deck gun

SM U-163 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-159 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic. [1]

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