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SM U-37
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-37
Ordered: 12 June 1912
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Laid down: 2 January 1913
Launched: 25 August 1914
Commissioned: 9 December 1914
Fate: Struck mine on 30 April 1915 in Straits of Dover
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 31 submarine
Displacement: 685 tons (surfaced)
878 tons (submerged)
971 tons (total)
Length: 64.70 m (overall)
52.36 m (pressure hull)
Beam: 6.32 m (overall)
4.05 m (pressure hull)
Height: 7.68 m
Draught: 3.56 m
Propulsion: Diesel (2 x 950 PS)
Electric (2 x 600 PS)
1850 hp (surfaced)
1200 hp (submerged)
Speed: 16.4 knots (surfaced)
9.7 knots (submerged)
Range: 8790 miles @ 8 kn (surfaced) 80 miles @ 5 kn(submerged)[1]
Test depth: 50 m
Complement: 4 officers
31 crewmen
Armament:

SM U-37 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-37 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.

References[]

  1. type U31
  2. Fitzsimons, Bernard, ed. "U-Boats (1905-18)", in The Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare, "(Phoebus Publishing, 1978), Volume 23, p.2534.
  3. Fitzsimons, p.2575; he mistakenly identifies it as 86mm p.2534.


Coordinates: 51°04′N 1°48′W / 51.067°N 1.8°W / 51.067; -1.8

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