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Type 202 class Submarine

 

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Units:

 

unit

commissioned

status

 

S 172 FGS Hans Techel (1965)

October 14, 1965

decommissioned December 15, 1966 / scrapped

 

S 173 FGS Friedrich Schürer (1966)

April 6, 1966

decommissioned December 15, 1966 / scrapped

 

 

 

NOTES:

 

The Type 202 was a short lived class of German submarines. Design of these very small submarines started in 1957 by Ingenieurkontor Lübeck (IKL). It was intended to build 40 Type 202 mini submarines with a six man crew but technical difficulties and doubts about their usefulness reduced them to three, and of those three for trials, to be further reduced to two. The boats were in service only a few months and were scrapped shortly after.
They were one of the few military U-Boats not bearing "U-numbers", probably since they were never intended for combat use. Instead they were named after important German engineers in submarine constructions (like Wilhelm Bauer).
Hans Techel was built with traditional propeller and rudders (similar to the Type 205 submarines), but Friedrich Schürer had a rotatable Kort nozzle instead.

Both units were built by Atlaswerke, Bremen, Germany.

 

 

 

Specifications:

 

Displacement:

100 tons (surfaced) / 137 tons (submerged)

 

Length:

23,1 meters

 

Beam:

3,4 meters

 

Draft:

2,7 meters

 

Speed:

6 knots (11 km/h) surfaced / 13 knots (24 km/h) submerged

 

Propulsion:

DIESEL-ELECTRIC

1 x diesel engine (350 hp) / 1 x electric motor (20 kW)

1 shaft / 1 propeller

 

Range:

400 NM (740 km) at 4 knots (7 km/h) surfaced

160 NM (300 km) at 3 knots (6 km/h) submerged

 

Crew:

6

 

Armament:

2 x torpedo tubes for 2 torpedoes (no reload) or 4 naval mines

 

 

 

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