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SM UB 97

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Name  UB-97
Yard number  113
Launched  13 June 1918
Ordered  6/8 February 1917
Commissioned  25 July 1918
Draft  3.73 m
SM UB-97
Cost  3,654,000 German Papiermark
Fate  surrendered 21 November 1918, broken up at Falmouth
Builders  AG Vulcan Stettin, Hamburg

SM UB-97 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 25 July 1918 as SM UB-97.

UB-97 was surrendered to the British on 21 November 1918 in accordance with the requirements of the Armistice with Germany. On her way to Falmouth, Cornwall, UB-97 and three other u-boats stranded and were broken up in Falmouth in 1921.

Construction

he was built by AG Vulcan of Hamburg and following just under a year of construction, launched at Hamburg on 13 June 1918. UB-97 was commissioned later the same year under the command of Oblt.z.S. Oskar Brinkmann. Like all Type UB III submarines, UB-97 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 10.5 cm (4.13 in) deck gun. UB-97 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 7,120 nautical miles (13,190 km; 8,190 mi). UB-97 had a displacement of 510 t (500 long tons) while surfaced and 640 t (630 long tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) when surfaced and 7.4 knots (13.7 km/h; 8.5 mph) when submerged.

References

SM UB-97 Wikipedia


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