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U-14 submarine 1912

Post by aukepalmhof » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:25 pm

Built as a gasoline powered submarine under yard no 9 by Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig for the Imperial German Navy.
23 February 1909 ordered.
11 July 1911 launched as the SM U-14 one of three built of this type.
Displacement 516 ton surfaced, 644 ton submerged, dim. 57.88 x 6 x 3.44m (draught).
Powered by two Körting 6-cyl. and two Körting 8-cyl. paraffin motors, 890 hp. Two SSW electric motors 1.030 hp, speed surfaced 14.8 knots, submerged 10.7 knots.
Test depth 50 metre.
Armament 4 – 45cm torpedo tubes with 6 torpedoes. 1 – 5 cm SK l/40 gun.
Crew 4 officers and 25 men.
24 April 1912 commissioned.

When World War broke out in 1914 she was under command of Walther Schwieger.
She made only one war patrol, she sunk two ships the Danish CYRUS on 02 June 1915 and the Swedish LAPPLAND on 3 June 1915 in the North Sea, both crews were saved. The U-14 was at that time under command of Max Hammerie.
05 June 1915 came under fire of the armed trawler OCEANIC II and sunk off Peterhead in position 57 13N 00 33 E with the loss of 1 men, 27 survived.

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Source: Wikipedia . U boat net.
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