Kriegsmarine U- Boat Type IX
Type IX was designed in 1935-1936 as large ocean-going U-boats, they were derived from Type IA. Fitted with 6 torpedo tubes below the waterline (4 at the bow and 2 at the stern) they carried 22 torpedoes. Type IX had 5 external torpedo containers (3 at the stern and 2 at the bow) which stored 10 additional torpedoes.
They had the same hydroplane and rudder layout as the Type VIIC. One periscope in the control room (deleted from types IXC onwards) and two in the tower.
Specifications, Type IX:
Displacement (srf/sub tons): 1,032/1,152
Dimensions (L*B*D meter): 76.60*6.51*4.70
Propulsion: diesel-electric 2*2,200hp supercharged MAN,9 cylinder, M9V 40/46 diesels , 2*500hp Siemens-Schukert 2GU 345/34 electric motors, 2*62 AFA type 36 MAK 740 or 740W or type 44 MAL 740W battery cells, 2 shaft
Speed (srf/sub knots): 18.2/7.7
Range (srf/sub n/miles@knots): 10,500@10/78@4
Diving depth (meter): 120 (crush depth 230)
Complement: 4 officers and up to 53 enlisted
Torpedo: 4*21"(533 mm) bow torpedo tubes, 2*21" stern torpedo tubes, total of 22 torpedoes
Mines: 44*TMA or 66*TMB in lieu of torpedoes
Armament: Utof 105/L45mm main deck gun, 1*37mm AA gun, 1*20mm AA gun
A total of 8 boats were built in this class, U-37-44, all by AG Weser, Bremen 1939 to 1941.
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