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IX-C Class, German Submarines


Specifications:


Tonnage

1120 tons surfaced
1232 tons submerged

Dimensions

252' by 22'3" by 15'6"
76.7m by 6.7m by 4.7m

Maximum speed     

18 knots surface
7 knots submerged
Dive
to 490 feet
to 150 meters

Complement

48

Armament

6 21" torpedo tubes (22 torpedoes)
1 37mm gun
2x2 20mm gun
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (4400 hp) or electric (1000 hp)
Bunkerage

Range

11,400 nautical miles (21,000 km) at 12 knots
63 nautical miles (117 km) at 4 knots submerged
Modifications


The IX-Cs were completed in 1941-43 and a number were allocated to the Indian Ocean, operating primarily out of Penang. Two units, U-511 and U-1224, were transferred to Japanese control as personal gifts of Hitler to Hirohito, but U-1224 was sunk while attempting to cross the Atlantic and Ro-500 was used only for training.


Units in the Pacific:

U-511     
Arrived 1943-6-10
Gifted to the Japanese 1943-9-16 as Ro-500

U-183     

Arrived 1943-10-30 (Penang)      
Sunk 1945-4-23 by Besugo

References

Carpenter and Polmar (1986)

Uboat.net (accessed 2010-1-16)



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