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SM U-25
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-25
Ordered: 18 March 1911
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Laid down: 7 May 1912
Launched: 12 July 1913
Commissioned: 9 May 1914
Fate: 23 February 1919 - Surrendered to France. Broken up at Cherburg in 1921-2.
General characteristics Ocean-going diesel submarine
Class & type: German Type U 23 submarine
Displacement: 685 tons surfaced / 878 submerged
Length: 64.70 m (212.3 ft)
Draft: 3.56 m
Test depth: about 50 m (160 ft)
Armament: 105 mm (4.1 in) deck gun, 300 rounds
four 50 cm (20 in)[1] torpedo tubes (2 bow, 2 stern; 6 torpedoes

SM U-25 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-25 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.

References[]

  1. Fitzsimons, Bernard, ed. "U-Boats (1905-18)", in The Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare (Phoebus Publishing, 1978), Volume 23, p.2534.


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