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SM UB-148
UB 148 at sea 2.jpeg
UB-148 at sea.
Career (German Empire)
Name: UB-148
Ordered: 27 June 1917[1]
Builder: AG Weser, Bremen[2]
Cost: 4,301,000 German Papiermark[2]
Yard number: 314[2]
Launched: 7 August 1918[3]
Commissioned: 19 September 1918
Fate: Surrendered to the US, sunk as target.[3]
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type UB III submarine
Type: Coastal submarine
Displacement: 523 t (515 long tons; 577 short tons) ↑
653 t (643 long tons; 720 short tons) ↓[2]
Length: 55.85 m (183.2 ft) o/a[2]
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)[2]
Draught: 3.75 m (12.3 ft)[2]
Propulsion: 2 shafts
6-cylinder Benz diesel engines,[4] 1,060 ihp (790 kW)
Schiffsunion[4] electric motors, 788 ihp (588 kW)[2]
Speed: 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) ↑
7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph) ↓[2]
Range: 7,280 nmi (13,480 km; 8,380 mi) at 6 kn (11 km/h; 6.9 mph) ↑
55 nmi (102 km; 63 mi) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) ↓[2]
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)[4]
Complement: 3 officers, 31 men[4]
Armament: • 5 × 50 cm (19.7 in) torpedo tubes (4 bow, 1 stern) with 10 torpedoes
• 1 × 10.5 cm (4.13 in) deck gun[4]
Service record
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SM UB-148 was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat built for the German Imperial Navy (German language: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 19 September 1918 as UB-148[nb 1] . UB-148 was surrendered to the United States in accordance with the requirements of the Armistice with Germany on 1 December 1918 and later sunk as target by USS Sicard.[3]

Construction[edit | edit source]

She was built by AG Weser of Bremen[2] and following just under a year of construction, launched at Bremen on 7 August 1918. UB-148 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 10.5 cm (4.13 in) deck gun. UB-148 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 9,090 nautical miles (16,830 km).[2] UB-148 had a displacement of 523 t (515 long tons; 577 short tons) while surfaced and 653 t (643 long tons; 720 short tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) when surfaced and 7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph) when submerged.[2]


Notes[edit | edit source]

Footnotes
  1. "SM" stands for "Seiner Majestät" (English: His Majesty's) and combined with the U for Unterseeboot would be translated as His Majesty's Submarine.
Citations


References[edit | edit source]

  • Gröner, Erich (1985). U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher. III. Koblenz: Bernhard&Graefe. ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 
  • Bendert, Harald (2000). Die UB-Boote der Kaiserlichen Marine, 1914-1918. Einsätze, Erfolge, Schicksal. Hamburg: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn GmbH. ISBN 3-8132-0713-7. 
  • Rössler, Eberhard (1979). U-Bootbau bis Ende des 1. Weltkrieges, Konstruktionen für das Ausland und die Jahre 1935 - 1945. I. Munich: Bernhard&Graefe. ISBN 3-7637-5213-7. 

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