Mar 6, 2015

U- 93 CLASS (1916)




U- 93 (15 December 1916), U- 94 (5 January 1917), U- 95 (20 January 1917), U- 96 ( 15 February 1917), U- 97 (4 April 1917), U- 98 (28 February 1917), U- 105 (16 May 1917), U- 106 (12 June 1917), U- 107 ( 28 June 1917), U- 108 (11 October 1917), U- 109 (25 September 1917), U- 110 (28 June 1917), U- 111 (5 September 1917), U- 112 (26 October 1917), U- 113 (29 September 1917), U- 114 (27 November 1917) Builder: Germania U- 160 (27 February 1918), U- 161 ( 23 March 1918), U-162 (20 April 1918), U- 163 (1 June 1918), U- 164 (7 August 1918), U- 165 (21 August 1918), U- 166 (6 Sep1918), U- 167 (28 September 1918), U-168 (19 October 1918) 

Builder: Vegesack
Displacement: 838 tons (surfaced), 1000 tons (submerged)
Dimensions: 2349110 x 20980 x 12990
Machinery: 2 MAN diesel engines, 2 electric motors, 2 shafts. 2400 bhp/1200 shp = 16.75/8.5 knots
Range: 8300 nm at 8 knots surfaced, 50 nm at 5 knots submerged
Armament: 6 x 500mm torpedo tubes (4 bow, 2 stern), total 12 torpedoes, 1 x 105mm gun
Complement: 36

Notes: This Germania design paralleled the advances of the U- 87 class. The U- 169–U - 172 and the U - 201–U- 209 were broken up incomplete after the war, while the U-210–U-212 were ordered but never commenced construction. The U- 106 was mined in Heligoland Bight on 7 October 1917. The steamer Braeniel rammed and sank the U-93 near Lizard Point on 7 January 1918; the U-95 and the U-109 were mined in the Straits of Dover on 19 January and 24 January, respectively; the destroyer Michael sank the U- 110 near Malin Head on 15 March. The surviving boats were surrendered at war’s end and scrapped with the exception of the U- 105, the U- 108, the U- 162, and the U- 166, which entered French service as the Jean Autric, the Léon Mignot, the Pierre Marrest, and the Jean Roulier and were discarded in 1937.