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SM U-99
Career (German Empire)
Name: U-99
Ordered: 15 September 1915
Builder: AG Weser, Bremen
Laid down: 30 November 1915
Launched: 27 January 1917
Commissioned: 28 March 1917
Fate: Sunk by HMS J2 7 July 1917
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type U 57 submarine
Displacement: 808 tons (surfaced)
946 tons (submerged)
1160 tons (total)
Length: 70.60 m (overall)
55.55 m (pressure hull)
Beam: 6.30 m (overall)
4.15 m (pressure hull)
Draught: 4.02 m
Propulsion: 2400 hp (surfaced)
1200 hp (submerged)
Speed: 16.8 knots (surfaced)
9.1 knots (submerged)
Range: 11,220 miles (surfaced) 56 miles (submerged)
Complement: 39 men
Armament: 16 torpedoes (4/2 in bow/stern tubes)
105mm deck gun with 220 rounds
88mm deck gun

SM U-99 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-99 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.[1]

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The Royal Navy submarine HMS J2 is creditted with sinking U-99 in the Northern North Sea on 7 July 1917.

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Coordinates: 58°0′N 30°5′E / 58°N 30.083°E / 58; 30.083


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