German Navy - Deutsche Marine

Type 201 class Submarine

 

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Units:

 

unit

commissioned

status

 

 

S 180 FGS U1 (1962)

March 20, 1962

decommissioned June 22, 1963

 

 

S 181 FGS U2 (1962)

May 3, 1962

decommissioned August 15, 1963

 

 

S 182 FGS U3 (1964)

June 20, 1964

decommissioned September 15, 1967

 

 

S 183 FGS U4

- not completed -

(built as Type 205 class U4)

 

 

 

 

NOTES:

 

The Type 201 was Germany's first class of military submarines built after World War II. They were built out of amagnetic steel to counter the threat of magnetic naval mines, but the material had been insufficiently tested and proved to be problematic in service with the Bundesmarine. Microscopic cracks in the pressure hull forced the cancellation of 9 of the 12 ordered submarines and the early retirement of the three completed boats. They were replaced by the very similar Type 205 submarines, which were constructed with normal steel.

All units were built by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel, Germany.


U-3 was loaned to the Royal Norwegian Navy and served under the name Kobben from 1962 to 1964 before being commissioned in the German Navy.

 

 

 

Specifications:

 

Displacement:

350 tons (surfaced) / 450 tons (submerged)

 

Length:

42 meters

 

Beam:

4,6 meters

 

Draft:

4,0 meters

 

Speed:

10,7 knots (20 km/h) surfaced / 17,5 knots (32 km/h) submerged

 

Propulsion:

DIESEL-ELECTRIC

1 x diesel engine (1200 hp) / 1 x electric motor (1200 hp)

1 shaft / 1 propeller

 

Range:

3800 NM (7000 km) surfaced / 270 NM (500 km) at 3 knots, submerged

 

Crew:

21

 

Armament:

8 x 533mm torpedo tubes for 8 torpedoes or 16 naval mines

 

 

 

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