SM U-29 (Germany)
SM U 29, Commander Otto Weddigen, leaving harbour for the last cruise
|Ordered:||19 February 1912|
|Builder:||Kaiserliche Werft Danzig|
|Launched:||11 October 1913|
|Commissioned:||1 August 1914|
|Fate:||Rammed and sunk by HMS Dreadnought on 18 March 1915|
|Class and type:||German Type U 27 submarine|
|Length:||64.70 m (212 ft 3 in) (o/a)|
|Beam:||6.32 m (20 ft 9 in)|
|Draught:||3.48 m (11 ft 5 in)|
|Test depth:||50 m (164 ft)|
|Complement:||4 officers, 31 enlisted|
U-29's last commander was Captain Otto Weddigen. U-29 was sunk with all hands on 18 March 1915 in the Pentland Firth after being rammed by HMS Dreadnought. She is the only submarine known to have been sunk by a battleship.
Summary of raiding history
|11 March 1915||Adenwen||3,798||Damaged|
|11 March 1915||Auguste Conseil||2,952||Sunk|
|12 March 1915||Andalusian||2,349||Sunk|
|12 March 1915||Headlands||2,988||Sunk|
|12 March 1915||Indian City||4,645||Sunk|
|14 March 1915||Atalanta||519||Damaged|
- "SM" stands for "Seiner Majestät" (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
- 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.