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SM U-5 (Germany)
Hulk Acheron with subs Kiel.jpg
SM U-5 in the Harbour of Kiel (second boat left)
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-5
Ordered: 8 April 1908
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Cost: 2,540,000 Goldmark
Yard number: 147
Laid down: 24 August 1908
Launched: 8 January 1910
Commissioned: 2 July 1910
Fate: Sunk 18 December 1914. 29 dead.
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 5 submarine
Displacement: 505 metric tons (557 short tons) ↑
636 metric tons (701 short tons) ↓
Length: 57.3 m (188.0 ft) (OA)
43.1 m (141.4 ft) (pressure hull)
Beam: 5.6 m (18.4 ft) (overall)
3.75 m (12.3 ft) (pressure hull)
Draught: 3.55 m (11.6 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shafts
2 × Körting 6-cylinder and 2 × Körting 8-cylinder two stroke paraffin motors with 900 PS (890 hp)
2 × SSW electric motors with 1,040 PS (1,030 hp)
550 rpm ↑
600 rpm ↓
Speed: 13.4 kn (24.8 km/h) ↑
10.2 kn (18.9 km/h) ↓
Range: 3,300 nmi (6,100 km; 3,800 mi) @ 9 kn (17 km/h)
Test depth: 30 m (98 ft)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dingi
Complement: 4 officers, 24 men
Armament: 4 x 45 cm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes (2 each bow and stern) with 6 torpedoes
1 x 3.7 cm (1.5 in) Hotchkiss gun
Service record
Part of: Imperial German Navy: I Flottille
Commanders: Johannes Lemmer
Operations: 2
Victories: No ships sunk or damaged

SM U-5 was a German Type U 5 U-boat built for the Imperial German Navy. She was commissioned 2 July 1910 in Germaniawerft in Kiel. She served in World War I under the command of Johannes Lemmer, with no recorded sinkings of enemy ships on two patrols. She was lost in an accident off the Belgian coast 18 December 1914, with all hands lost.

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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Coordinates: 51°23′N 3°11′E / 51.383°N 3.183°E / 51.383; 3.183

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