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German Navy - Deutsche Marine
Type 205 class Submarine
 

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Units:
UNIT laid down launched commissioned decommissioned fate 
S 183 FGS U4 April 1, 1961  August 25, 1962  November 19, 1962  August 1, 1974  scrapped
S 184 FGS U5 June 1, 1961  November 20, 1962 July 4, 1963 May 17, 1974 scrapped
S 185 FGS U6 November 8, 1961  January 30, 1963  July 24, 1963  August 22, 1974  scrapped
S 186 FGS U7 February 1, 1962  April 10, 1963 March 16, 1964 September 30, 1965 scrapped
S 187 FGS U8 February 20, 1963  June 19, 1963 July 22, 1964 October 9, 1974 scrapped
S 180 FGS U1 February 1, 1965   February 17, 1967  June 26, 1967   November 29, 1991  scrapped
S 181 FGS U2 September 1, 1964 July 15, 1966 October 11, 1966 March 19, 1993 scrapped
S 188 FGS U9 December 10, 1964  October 20, 1966 April 11, 1967 June 3, 1993 Museum
Speyer
S 189 FGS U10 July 15, 1965  June 5, 1967 November 28, 1967 February 16, 1993 Museum
Wilhelmshaven
S 190 FGS U11 April 1, 1966  February 9, 1968  June 21, 1968 October 30, 2003 Museum
Burgstaaken
S 191 FGS U12 September 1, 1966  September 10, 1968 January 14, 1969 June 21, 2005 scrapped
 
Specifications:

  Builder:
Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel, Germany
 
Displacement: 450 tonnes surfaced, 500 tonnes submerged
Length: 45,7 meters (149 feet 11 inches)
Beam: 4,59 m (15 ft 1 in)
Draft: 3,8 m (12 ft 6 in)
Depth: 100+ meters (test depth)
Crew: 22
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h) submerged, 10 knots (19 km/h) surfaced

Range:
4000 nautical miles (7400 km) at 4 knots (7,4 km/h) surfaced
228 NM (422 km) at 4 knots (7,4 km/h) submerged


Propulsion:
2 x Mercedes-Benz 4-stroke V12 diesel-engines (2 x 440 kW / 590 hp) each coupled with a BBC generator
1 x Schichau-Seebeckwerft (SSW) electric motor (1100 kW / 1500 hp) driving a single propeller

Armament:
8 x 21-inches / 533 mm torpedo tubes for heavy weight torpedoes or mines

Systems:
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The Type 205 was a class of diesel-electric German hunter-killer U-boat submarines. They were single-hull vessels optimized for the use in the shallow Baltic Sea. The Type 205 is a direct evolution of the Type 201 class with lengthened hull, new machinery and sensors. The biggest difference though is that ST-52 steel is used for the pressure hull since the Type 201's non-magnetic steel proved to be problematic. Type 206, the follow-on class, finally succeeded with non-magnetic steel hulls.

U-1 and U-2 were originally built as Type 201 submarines with pressure hulls made of non-magnetic steel, but were rebuilt as Type 205 with new pressure hulls out of normal steel after corrosion problems and small cracks were detected.

U-1 was given back to Nordseewerke and was used to test an experimental closed-cycle diesel air-independent propulsion system before being scrapped.

U-11 was transformed to a Type 205A double-hulled boat (the outer hull filled with polystyrene foam to make it unsinkable) and used as torpedo target.

U-12 was used for sonar trials as Type 205B.


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

 

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S 180 FGS U1

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S 183 FGS U4

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S 189 FGS U10
 
 
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