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SM U-2 (Germany)
Career (German Empire)
Name: U–2
Ordered: 4 March 1906
Builder: Kaiserliche Werft Danzig
Cost: 1,548,000 Goldmark
Yard number: 1
Launched: 18 June 1908
Commissioned: 18 July 1908
Struck: 19 February 1919
General characteristics
Type: German Type U 2 submarine
Displacement: 341 metric tons (376 short tons) ↑
430 metric tons (470 short tons) ↓
Length: 45.42 m (149 ft 0 in)
Beam: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
Draught: 3.05 m (10 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: 2 × shafts
2 × Daimler 6-cylinder four stroke paraffin motors with 600 PS (590 hp)
2 × SSW electric motors with 630 PS (620 hp)
550 rpm ↑
685 rpm ↓
Speed: 13.2 kn (24.4 km/h; 15.2 mph) ↑
9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) ↓
Range: 1,600 nautical miles (3,000 km; 1,800 mi) @ 13 kn
Test depth: 30 m (98 ft)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dingi
Complement: 3 officers, 19 men
Sensors and
processing systems:
3 periscopes
Armament: 4 ×x 45 centimetres (18 in) torpedo tube with 6 torpedoes
Service record
Part of: Imperial German Navy:
Operations: none
Victories: No ships sunk or damaged

SM U-2 was a German U-boat built for the Imperial German Navy. Only one of the type, sometimes called German Type U 2 submarine, was built. U-2 was ordered from Kaiserliche Werft of Danzig on 4 March 1906, launched on 18 June 1908, and commissioned into the Kaiserliche Marine on 18 July 1908. She conducted no war patrols and spent World War I as a training platform.

After Germany's surrender, she was broken up at Stinnes on 19 February 1919.

References[]

  • Robert C. Stern. Battle Beneath the Waves: U-boats at War, Cassell Military Paperbacks, 2002. ISBN 0-304-36228-X

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