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SM UB-30

For other ships with the same name, see German submarine U-30.

SM UB-30 was a German Type UB II submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was ordered on 22 July 1915 and launched on 16 November 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 18 March 1916 as SM UB-30.

SM UB-45, a U-boat similar to UB-30
History
German Empire
NameUB-30
Ordered22 July 1915
BuilderBlohm & Voss, Hamburg
Cost1,152,000 German Papiermark
Yard number254
Launched16 November 1915
Completed16 March 1916
Commissioned18 March 1916
FateSunk 13 August 1918 by British warships
General characteristics
Class and typeGerman Type UB II submarine
Displacement
  • 274 t (270 long tons) surfaced
  • 303 t (298 long tons) submerged
Length
Beam
  • 4.37 m (14 ft 4 in) o/a
  • 3.85 m (12 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Draught3.69 m (12 ft 1 in)
Propulsion
Speed
  • 9.06 knots (16.78 km/h; 10.43 mph) surfaced
  • 5.71 knots (10.57 km/h; 6.57 mph) submerged
Range
  • 7,030 nmi (13,020 km; 8,090 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) surfaced
  • 45 nmi (83 km; 52 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth50 m (160 ft)
Complement2 officers, 21 men
Armament
Notes42-second diving time
Service record
Part of:
  • Baltic Flotilla
  • 8 May 1916 – 23 February 1917
  • Flandern Flotilla
  • 23 February 1917 – 13 August 1918
Commanders:
  • Kptlt. Kurt Schapler
  • 18 March – 1 October 1916
  • Oblt.z.S. Freiherr Cassius von Montigny
  • 2 October 1916 – 7 August 1917
  • Kptlt. Wilhelm Rhein
  • 8 August 1917 – 21 April 1918
  • Oblt.z.S. Rudolf Steir
  • 22 April – 13 August 1918
Operations: 19 patrols
Victories:
  • 18 merchant ships sunk
    (19,650 GRT)
  • 2 merchant ships damaged
    (12,007 GRT)

The submarine sank 18 ships in 19 patrols. They included the William Cory & Son collier SS Vernon in the North Sea off Spurn on 31 August 1917 and the Witherington and Everett Steam Ship Company collier SS Lightfoot in the English Channel off Selsey Bill on 16 March 1918.

UB-30 was sunk by two depth charges from HMS Landrail south of Goodwin Sands at51°9′N1°46′E /51.150°N 1.767°E /51.150; 1.767Coordinates: 51°9′N1°46′E /51.150°N 1.767°E /51.150; 1.767 on 13 August 1918.

Contents

A German Type UB II submarine, UB-30 had a displacement of 274 tonnes (270 long tons) when at the surface and 303 tonnes (298 long tons) while submerged. She had a total length of 36.90 m (121 ft 1 in), a beam of 4.37 m (14 ft 4 in), and a draught of 3.69 m (12 ft 1 in). The submarine was powered by two Benz six-cylinder diesel engines producing a total 270 metric horsepower (270 shp; 200 kW), two Siemens-Schuckert electric motors producing 280 metric horsepower (210 kW; 280 shp), and one propeller shaft. She was capable of operating at depths of up to 50 metres (160 ft).

The submarine had a maximum surface speed of 9.06 knots (16.78 km/h; 10.43 mph) and a maximum submerged speed of 5.71 knots (10.57 km/h; 6.57 mph). When submerged, she could operate for 45 nautical miles (83 km; 52 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph); when surfaced, she could travel 7,030 nautical miles (13,020 km; 8,090 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph). UB-30 was fitted with two 50 centimetres (20 in) torpedo tubes, four torpedoes, and one 8.8 cm (3.5 in) Uk L/30 deck gun. She had a complement of twenty-one crew members and two officers and a 42-second dive time.

Date Name Nationality Tonnage Fate
21 October 1916 August Sweden 346 Sunk
23 October 1916 Elly Sweden 88 Sunk
24 October 1916 Elin Russian Empire 127 Sunk
24 October 1916 Ingersoll Russian Empire 239 Sunk
24 October 1916 Jenny Lind Russian Empire 53 Sunk
24 October 1916 Urpo Russian Empire 111 Sunk
31 August 1917 Vernon United Kingdom 982 Sunk
3 September 1917 Ragnhild United Kingdom 1,495 Sunk
26 September 1917 S.N.A. 3 France 1,709 Sunk
12 November 1917 Morning Star United Kingdom 129 Sunk
3 January 1918 Gartland United Kingdom 2,613 Sunk
5 January 1918 Glenarm Head United Kingdom 3,908 Sunk
12 January 1918 Whorlton United Kingdom 1,469 Sunk
2 February 1918 Jaffa United Kingdom 1,383 Sunk
9 February 1918 Armenia United States 5,463 Damaged
5 March 1918 Clan Mackenzie United Kingdom 6,544 Damaged
7 March 1918 Braatt II Norway 1,834 Sunk
16 March 1918 Lightfoot United Kingdom 1,873 Sunk
18 June 1918 Norfolk Coast United Kingdom 782 Sunk
10 August 1918 Madame Renee United Kingdom 509 Sunk

Notes

  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.
  2. Tonnages are in gross register tons

Citations

  1. Rössler 1979, p. 64.
  2. Gröner 1991, pp. 23–25.
  3. Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boat commanders: Kurt Schapler". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved1 February 2015.
  4. Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boat commanders: Freiherr Cassius von Montigny". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved1 February 2015.
  5. Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boat commanders: Wilhelm Rhein (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved1 February 2015.
  6. Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boat commanders: Rudolf Steir". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved1 February 2015.
  7. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit during WWI: Vernon". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved24 June 2011.
  8. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit during WWI: Lightfoot". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved24 June 2011.
  9. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit by UB-30". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved1 February 2015.
  • Bendert, Harald (2000). Die UB-Boote der Kaiserlichen Marine, 1914-1918. Einsätze, Erfolge, Schicksal (in German). Hamburg: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn GmbH. ISBN 3-8132-0713-7.
  • Gröner, Erich; Jung, Dieter; Maass, Martin (1991). U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels. German Warships 1815–1945. 2. Translated by Thomas, Keith; Magowan, Rachel. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-593-4.
  • Rössler, Eberhard (1979). U-Bootbau bis Ende des 1. Weltkrieges, Konstruktionen für das Ausland und die Jahre 1935 – 1945. Die deutschen U-Boote und ihre Werften (in German). I. Munich: Bernard & Graefe. ISBN 3-7637-5213-7.

SM UB-30
SM UB 30 Article Talk Language Watch Edit For other ships with the same name see German submarine U 30 SM UB 30 Note 1 was a German Type UB II submarine or U boat in the German Imperial Navy German Kaiserliche Marine during World War I The U boat was ordered on 22 July 1915 and launched on 16 November 1915 She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 18 March 1916 as SM UB 30 SM UB 45 a U boat similar to UB 30HistoryGerman EmpireNameUB 30Ordered22 July 1915 1 BuilderBlohm amp Voss Hamburg 1 Cost1 152 000 German Papiermark 2 Yard number254 1 Launched16 November 1915 1 Completed16 March 1916 1 Commissioned18 March 1916 2 FateSunk 13 August 1918 by British warships 2 General characteristics 2 Class and typeGerman Type UB II submarineDisplacement274 t 270 long tons surfaced 303 t 298 long tons submergedLength36 90 m 121 ft 1 in o a 27 90 m 91 ft 6 in pressure hullBeam4 37 m 14 ft 4 in o a 3 85 m 12 ft 8 in pressure hullDraught3 69 m 12 ft 1 in Propulsion1 propeller shaft 2 6 cylinder diesel engine 270 PS 200 kW 270 bhp 2 electric motor 280 PS 210 kW 280 shp Speed9 06 knots 16 78 km h 10 43 mph surfaced 5 71 knots 10 57 km h 6 57 mph submergedRange7 030 nmi 13 020 km 8 090 mi at 5 knots 9 3 km h 5 8 mph surfaced 45 nmi 83 km 52 mi at 4 knots 7 4 km h 4 6 mph submergedTest depth50 m 160 ft Complement2 officers 21 menArmament2 50 cm 19 7 in torpedo tubes 4 torpedoes later 6 1 8 8 cm 3 5 in Uk L 30 deck gunNotes42 second diving timeService recordPart of Baltic Flotilla 8 May 1916 23 February 1917 Flandern Flotilla 23 February 1917 13 August 1918Commanders Kptlt Kurt Schapler 3 18 March 1 October 1916 Oblt z S Freiherr Cassius von Montigny 4 2 October 1916 7 August 1917 Kptlt Wilhelm Rhein 5 8 August 1917 21 April 1918 Oblt z S Rudolf Steir 6 22 April 13 August 1918Operations 19 patrolsVictories 18 merchant ships sunk 19 650 GRT 2 merchant ships damaged 12 007 GRT The submarine sank 18 ships in 19 patrols They included the William Cory amp Son collier SS Vernon in the North Sea off Spurn on 31 August 1917 7 and the Witherington and Everett Steam Ship Company collier SS Lightfoot in the English Channel off Selsey Bill on 16 March 1918 8 UB 30 was sunk by two depth charges from HMS Landrail south of Goodwin Sands at 51 9 N 1 46 E 51 150 N 1 767 E 51 150 1 767 Coordinates 51 9 N 1 46 E 51 150 N 1 767 E 51 150 1 767 on 13 August 1918 2 Contents 1 Design 2 Summary of raiding history 3 References 3 1 Notes 3 2 Citations 4 BibliographyDesign EditA German Type UB II submarine UB 30 had a displacement of 274 tonnes 270 long tons when at the surface and 303 tonnes 298 long tons while submerged She had a total length of 36 90 m 121 ft 1 in a beam of 4 37 m 14 ft 4 in and a draught of 3 69 m 12 ft 1 in The submarine was powered by two Benz six cylinder diesel engines producing a total 270 metric horsepower 270 shp 200 kW two Siemens Schuckert electric motors producing 280 metric horsepower 210 kW 280 shp and one propeller shaft She was capable of operating at depths of up to 50 metres 160 ft 2 The submarine had a maximum surface speed of 9 06 knots 16 78 km h 10 43 mph and a maximum submerged speed of 5 71 knots 10 57 km h 6 57 mph When submerged she could operate for 45 nautical miles 83 km 52 mi at 4 knots 7 4 km h 4 6 mph when surfaced she could travel 7 030 nautical miles 13 020 km 8 090 mi at 5 knots 9 3 km h 5 8 mph UB 30 was fitted with two 50 centimetres 20 in torpedo tubes four torpedoes and one 8 8 cm 3 5 in Uk L 30 deck gun She had a complement of twenty one crew members and two officers and a 42 second dive time 2 Summary of raiding history EditDate Name Nationality Tonnage Note 2 Fate 9 21 October 1916 August Sweden 346 Sunk23 October 1916 Elly Sweden 88 Sunk24 October 1916 Elin Russian Empire 127 Sunk24 October 1916 Ingersoll Russian Empire 239 Sunk24 October 1916 Jenny Lind Russian Empire 53 Sunk24 October 1916 Urpo Russian Empire 111 Sunk31 August 1917 Vernon United Kingdom 982 Sunk3 September 1917 Ragnhild United Kingdom 1 495 Sunk26 September 1917 S N A 3 France 1 709 Sunk12 November 1917 Morning Star United Kingdom 129 Sunk3 January 1918 Gartland United Kingdom 2 613 Sunk5 January 1918 Glenarm Head United Kingdom 3 908 Sunk12 January 1918 Whorlton United Kingdom 1 469 Sunk2 February 1918 Jaffa United Kingdom 1 383 Sunk9 February 1918 Armenia United States 5 463 Damaged5 March 1918 Clan Mackenzie United Kingdom 6 544 Damaged7 March 1918 Braatt II Norway 1 834 Sunk16 March 1918 Lightfoot United Kingdom 1 873 Sunk18 June 1918 Norfolk Coast United Kingdom 782 Sunk10 August 1918 Madame Renee United Kingdom 509 SunkReferences EditNotes Edit SM stands for Seiner Majestat English His Majesty s and combined with the U for Unterseeboot would be translated as His Majesty s Submarine Tonnages are in gross register tons Citations Edit a b c d e Rossler 1979 p 64 a b c d e f g Groner 1991 pp 23 25 Helgason Gudmundur WWI U boat commanders Kurt Schapler German and Austrian U boats of World War I Kaiserliche Marine Uboat net Retrieved 1 February 2015 Helgason Gudmundur WWI U boat commanders Freiherr Cassius von Montigny German and Austrian U boats of World War I Kaiserliche Marine Uboat net Retrieved 1 February 2015 Helgason Gudmundur WWI U boat commanders Wilhelm Rhein Royal House Order of Hohenzollern German and Austrian U boats of World War I Kaiserliche Marine Uboat net Retrieved 1 February 2015 Helgason Gudmundur WWI U boat commanders Rudolf Steir German and Austrian U boats of World War I Kaiserliche Marine Uboat net Retrieved 1 February 2015 Helgason Gudmundur Ships hit during WWI Vernon German and Austrian U boats of World War I Kaiserliche Marine Uboat net Retrieved 24 June 2011 Helgason Gudmundur Ships hit during WWI Lightfoot German and Austrian U boats of World War I Kaiserliche Marine Uboat net Retrieved 24 June 2011 Helgason Gudmundur Ships hit by UB 30 German and Austrian U boats of World War I Kaiserliche Marine Uboat net Retrieved 1 February 2015 Bibliography EditBendert Harald 2000 Die UB Boote der Kaiserlichen Marine 1914 1918 Einsatze Erfolge Schicksal in German Hamburg Verlag E S Mittler amp Sohn GmbH ISBN 3 8132 0713 7 Groner Erich Jung Dieter Maass Martin 1991 U boats and Mine Warfare Vessels German Warships 1815 1945 2 Translated by Thomas Keith Magowan Rachel London Conway Maritime Press ISBN 0 85177 593 4 Rossler Eberhard 1979 U Bootbau bis Ende des 1 Weltkrieges Konstruktionen fur das Ausland und die Jahre 1935 1945 Die deutschen U Boote und ihre Werften in German I Munich Bernard amp Graefe ISBN 3 7637 5213 7 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title SM UB 30 amp oldid 1049724891, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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