SM UB-75 facts for kids
UB-148 at sea, a U-boat similar to UB-75.
|Career (German Empire)|
|Ordered:||23 September 1916|
|Builder:||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg|
|Cost:||3,338,000 German Papiermark|
|Launched:||5 May 1917|
|Commissioned:||11 September 1917|
|Fate:||struck mine 10 December 1917 at Coordinates: , all hands lost.|
Quick facts for kidsGeneral characteristics
|Class and type:||German Type UB III submarine|
|Length:||55.30 m (181 ft 5 in) (o/a)|
|Beam:||5.80 m (19 ft)|
|Draught:||3.68 m (12 ft 1 in)|
|Test depth:||50 m (160 ft)|
|Complement:||3 officers, 31 men|
SM UB-75 was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 11 September 1917 as SM UB-75.
UB-75 was serving in the Flanders Flotillas. On 10 December 1917 she was lost with all hands after hitting a mine.
She was built by AG Vulcan of Hamburg and following just under a year of construction, launched at Hamburg on 5 May 1917. UB-75 was commissioned later that same year . Like all Type UB III submarines, UB-75 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun. UB-75 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 8,680 nautical miles (16,080 km; 9,990 mi). UB-75 had a displacement of 516 t (508 long tons) while surfaced and 648 t (638 long tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13.6 knots (25.2 km/h; 15.7 mph) when surfaced and 7.8 knots (14.4 km/h; 9.0 mph) when submerged.
Summary of raiding history
|4 November 1917||Lucida||United Kingdom||1,477||Damaged|
|9 November 1917||Frithjof Eide||Norway||1,207||Sunk|
|5 December 1917||Aigburth||United Kingdom||824||Sunk|
|6 December 1917||Leda||Netherlands||1,140||Sunk|
|7 December 1917||Highgate||United Kingdom||1,780||Sunk|
|8 December 1917||Lampada||United Kingdom||2,230||Sunk|
|9 December 1917||Venetia||United Kingdom||3,596||Sunk|
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