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SM UB 76

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Name  UB-76
Yard number  305
Launched  5 May 1917
Builder  Blohm + Voss
Ordered  23 September 1916
Commissioned  23 September 1917
Draft  3.68 m
SM UB-76
Cost  3,338,000 German Papiermark
Fate  surrendered 12 February 1919.

SM UB-76 was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 23 September 1917 as SM UB-76.

UB-76 was serving in the Training Flotilla. On 12 February 1919 she was surrendered in accordance with the requirements of the Armistice with Germany and broken up in Rochester in 1922.

Construction

She was built by Blohm & Voss of Hamburg and following just under a year of construction, launched at Hamburg on 5 May 1917. UB-76 was commissioned later that same year under the command of Kptlt. Erich Gerth. Like all Type UB III submarines, UB-76 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun. UB-76 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 8,680 nautical miles (16,080 km; 9,990 mi). UB-76 had a displacement of 516 t (508 long tons) while surfaced and 648 t (638 long tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13.6 knots (25.2 km/h; 15.7 mph) when surfaced and 7.8 knots (14.4 km/h; 9.0 mph) when submerged.

References

SM UB-76 Wikipedia


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