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ww1 uboat U-5 CLASS (1910) U-5 (8 January 1910), U-6 (18 May 1910), U- 7 (28 June 1910), U- 8 (14 March 1911) Builder: Germania Displacement: 505 tons (surfaced), 636 tons (submerged) Dimensions: 188900 x 18940 x 119100 Machinery: 4 K√∂rting kerosene engines, 2 electric motors, 2 shafts. 900 bhp/1040 shp = 13.5/10.25 knots Range: 1900 nm at 13 knots surfaced, 80 nm at 5 knots submerged Armament: 4 x 450mm torpedo tubes (2 bow, 2 stern), total 6 torpedoes Complement: 29 Notes: Hans Techel designed this class, bringing together the best features of earlier Germania and Unterseebootkonstruktionsb√ľro boats. Apart from the continued use of kerosene engines for surface propulsion, they were the equals of, or superior to, their foreign contemporaries, and were in front-line service at the outbreak of World War I. The U- 5 was mined off Zeebrugge on 18 December 1914. The U-22 torpedoed and sank ...

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