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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 Körting 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 Unterseebootkonstruktionsbüro 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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