SM UB-36 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 15 January 1916. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 22 May 1916 as SM UB-36.
SM UB-45 a u-boat similar to UB-36
|Ordered:||22 July 1915|
|Builder:||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg|
|Cost:||1,152,000 German Papiermark|
|Launched:||15 January 1916|
|Completed:||22 May 1916|
|Commissioned:||22 May 1916|
|Fate:||Sunk May 1917|
|Class and type:||German Type UB II submarine|
|Draught:||3.69 m (12 ft 1 in)|
|Test depth:||50 m (160 ft)|
|Complement:||2 officers, 21 men|
|Notes:||42-second diving time|
The submarine sank seven ships in twelve patrols. She herself was sunk in May 1917, but her fate is a matter of dispute. Some sources claim that UB-36 was rammed and presumably sunk by the French steamer SS Molière in the English Channel off Ushant, France, on 21 May 1917. Other sources states that this in fact was SM UC-36 and that UB-36 struck a mine and sank elsewhere.
A German Type UB II submarine, UB-36 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 Körting six-cylinder diesel engines producing a total 284 metric horsepower (280 shp; 209 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 9.15 knots (16.95 km/h; 10.53 mph) and a maximum submerged speed of 5.81 knots (10.76 km/h; 6.69 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 6,450 nautical miles (11,950 km; 7,420 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph). UB-36 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.
Summary of raiding history
|30 July 1916||Anna||172||Sunk|
|30 July 1916||Pitea||644||Captured as a prize|
|1 August 1916||Hudiksvall||481||Sunk|
|1 August 1916||Pehr Brahe||499||Sunk|
|18 March 1917||Avance||273||Captured as a prize|
|1 April 1917||Jolie Brise||18||Sunk|
|1 April 1917||Providence De Dieu||15||Sunk|
|16 April 1917||Marden||297||Sunk|
|16 April 1917||Rochester Castle||102||Sunk|
- "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
- Rössler 1979, p. 64.
- Gröner 1991, pp. 23-25.
- Rössler 1979, p. 65.
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