SM U-9

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U-9 ready for patrol.
History
German Empire
Name:U-9
Ordered:15 July 1908
Builder:Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig
Cost:2,140,000 Goldmark
Launched:22 February 1910
Commissioned:18 April 1910
Fate:Surrendered 26 November 1918. Broken up at Morecambe in 1919.
General characteristics
Class and type:German Type U 9 submarine
Displacement:
  • 493 tonnes (485 long tons) surfaced
  • 611 tonnes (601 long tons) submerged
Length:
Beam:
  • 6 m (19 ft 8 in) (o/a)
  • 3.65 m (12 ft) (pressure hull)
Height:7.05 m (23 ft 2 in)
Draught:3.13 m (10 ft 3 in)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Körting 6-cylinder and 2 × Körting 8-cylinder two stroke paraffin motors with a total of 1,000 PS (740 kW; 990 shp)
  • 2 × SSW electric motors with 1,160 PS (850 kW; 1,140 shp)
  • 550 rpm surfaced
  • 460 rpm submerged
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 14.2 knots (26.3 km/h; 16.3 mph) surfaced
  • 8.1 knots (15.0 km/h; 9.3 mph) submerged
Range:
  • 1,800 nmi (3,300 km; 2,100 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
  • 80 nmi (150 km; 92 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph)
Test depth:50 m (160 ft)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dinghy
Complement:4 officers, 25 enlisted
Armament:
Service record
Part of:
  • I Flotilla
  • 1 August 1914 – 7 July 1915
  • Baltic Flotilla
  • 7 July 1914 – 29 April 1916
  • Training Flotilla
  • 20 April 1916 – 11 November 1918
Commanders:
Operations:7 patrols
Victories:
  • 14 merchant ships sunk (9,715 GRT)
  • 4 warships sunk (43,350 tons)
Awards:Iron Cross

SM U-9 was a German Type U 9 U-boat. She was one of 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy, and engaged in commerce raiding (Handelskrieg) during World War I.

Construction

Her construction was ordered on 15 July 1908 and her keel was laid down by Kaiserliche Werft in Danzig. She was launched on 22 February 1910 and commissioned on 18 April 1910.

Other Languages
العربية: غواصة يو-9
Deutsch: SM U 9
norsk: SM U 9
polski: SM U-9
русский: U-9 (1910)