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SM UC-1
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Career (German Empire)
Name: UC-1
Ordered: by November 1914[1]
Builder: AG Vulcan, Hamburg[2]
Yard number: 45[1]
Launched: 26 April 1915[1]
Commissioned: 5 July 1915[1]
Fate: disappeared after 18 July 1917[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: German Type UC I submarine
Displacement: 168 t (185 short tons), surfaced[2]
183 t (202 short tons), submerged
Length: 111 ft 6 in (33.99 m)[3]
Beam: 10 ft 4 in (3.15 m)[3]
Draft: 10 ft (3 m)[3]
Propulsion: 1 × propeller shaft
1 × Daimler 6-cylinder, 4-stroke diesel engine, 90 bhp (67 kW)[3]
1 × electric motor, 175 shp (130 kW)[3]
Speed: 6.20 knots (11.48 km/h), surfaced[2]
5.22 knots (9.67 km/h), submerged
Endurance: 780 nautical miles @ 5 knots, surfaced[3]
(1,440 km @ 9.3 km/h)
50 nautical miles @ 4 knots, submerged[3]
(93 km @ 7.4 km/h)
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)[3]
Complement: 14[3]
Armament: 6 × 100 cm (39 in) mine tubes[3]
12 × UC 120 mines
1 × 8 mm (0.31 in) machine gun[2]

SM UC-1 was a German Type UC I minelayer submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German language: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat had been ordered by November 1914 and was launched on 26 April 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 5 July 1915 as SM UC-1.[Note 1] Mines laid by UC-1 in her 80 patrols were credited with sinking 41 ships. UC-1 disappeared after 18 July 1917.[1]

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  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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Helgason, Guðmundur. (Indonesian) "WWI U-boats: UC-1". U-Boat War in World War I. Uboat.net. http://uboat.net/wwi/boats/index.html?boat=UC+(Indonesian). Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Tarrant, p. 173.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Gardiner, p. 181.

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