S.M. UC-3

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U-boot UC3  † 27.5.1916, nördl. Zeebrugge, Belgien. 1 Woche später am 3.6.1916 lief die Golconda auf eine Mine die UC3 ausgelegt hatte. Unsere Frauen und Kinder waren vorher nach Holland verfrachtet worden. In denselben Fahrgewässern im Prinzip.


Name Golconda
Type Steamer
GRT 5,874 tons
Country   British
Built 1887
Builder W. Doxford & Sons, Sunderland
Operator British India Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., Glasgow
Date U-boat Loss type Position Location Route Cargo Casualties
3 Jun 1916 UC 3 (Günther Kreysern) Sunk Mined 5 miles SExE of Alderburgh 520830N 014445E 52.09N, 01.45E Tees & London - Calcutta general cargo 19

(uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit)


SM UC-3 was a German Type UC I minelayer submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat had been ordered by November 1914 and was launched on 28 May 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 1 June 1915 as SM UC-3.[Note 1] Mines laid by UC-3 in her 29 patrols were credited with sinking 21 ships. UC-3 was mined and sunk on 27 May 1916.[1]  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_UC-3)


The UC I type UC coastal minelayers class German submarine, UC-3 commanded by Erwin Wabner had laid the mine which sank the S.S. Thornaby, she being one of the nineteen vessels sunk by the UC-3 mines before it was itself mined on 27 May 1916, north of Zeebrugge, Belgium with the loss of 18 hands onboard. At the time of the submarines loss Günther Kreysern was in command, having taken over from Erwin Wabner on 17 May 1916. (PILOTS.pdf)


(Kreysern) (http://www.genealogyimagesofhistory.com/kp-kt.htm)


UC-3, Kreysern, Oblt G., May 27, off Zeebrugge, Mined, Also claimed to have been sunk in nets towed by drifter CHEERO, Lt W.F. Scott, on 23 Apr. This is hardly likely, however in view of the German records which show that she sailed from Zeebrugge on 25 May to lay mines off Orforness.  (naval/sml00001)


Obltnt. z.S. KREYSERN, Günther, 22.10.1889, 26.05.1916 in den Hoofden, Kommandant UC 3(Verlustlisten-u-boote)


Günther Kreysern, Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/07), Successes 2 ships sunk for a total of 7,095 GRT Born:22 Oct 1889 Dead:26 May 1916 Hoofden. U-boat Commands, UC 3 13 May 1916 - 27 May 1916


Ships hit by UC3

Date

U-boat

 Commander

 

 Name of ship

Tons

Nat.

 

5 Jul 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Weisbach

 

 Peik

1,168

nw

14 Jul 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Weisbach

 

 Vivid

150

be

20 Jul 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Weisbach

 

 Rhiannon

137

br

21 Jul 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Weisbach

 

 Briton

196

br

12 Sep 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Weisbach

 

 Ashmore

2,519

br

14 Oct 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Salerno

2,071

br

16 Oct 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Volscian (d.)

570

br

17 Oct 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Javelin

205

br

25 Oct 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Selma

1,654

nw

6 Nov 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Alastair

366

br

11 Nov 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Rhineland

1,501

br

17 Nov 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Ulriken

2,379

nw

29 Nov 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Duchess Of Hamilton

553

br

10 Dec 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Nereus

742

nw

11 Dec 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Pinegrove

2,847

br

18 Dec 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Nico

712

nw

21 Dec 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Lady Ismay

495

br

27 Dec 1915

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Hadley

1,777

br

 

14 Jan 1916

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Breslau (d.)

1,339

br

18 Jan 1916

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Auvergne

523

fr

8 Feb 1916

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Argo

1,720

br

28 Feb 1916

 UC 3

 Erwin Waßner

 

 Thornaby

1,782

br

26 May 1916

 UC 3

 Günther Kreysern

 

 Denewood

1,221

br

3 Jun 1916

 UC 3

 Günther Kreysern

 

 Golconda

5,874

br

 

32,501

 

22 ships sunk (30,592 tons) and 2 ships damaged (1,909 tons).
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

(successes/uc3)


UC-3, dt. Minenleger U-boot

Schiff   Klasse   Indienststellung   Außerdienststellung   Bemerkung
UC 3 UC I 1. Juni 1915 27. Mai 1916 Während des Verlegens von Minen vor Zeebrugge verlorengegangen 51° 35′ N, 3° 8′ O51.5833333333333.1333333333333, vermutlich Mine oder Tauchunfall (18 Tote)

(Liste_deutscher_U-Boote)


Vulcan Werft Hamburg


Typ UC I (=UC3) coastal minelayers class


15 boats commissioned

Construction history of type UC I (=UC3)

U-boats

#

Shipyard

Werk #

Built during

UC 1 - UC 10 (=UC3)

10

 

Vulcan, Hamburg

45 - 54 

- 1915

These boats had no deck gun, only a machine gun (150 rounds) and had no torpedo tubes.


Type UC 1 (=UC3) U-boat UC 7 in port.

All U-boats of type UC I

Below are the 15 commissioned U-boats of this type.

UC 1, UC 2, UC 3, UC 4, UC 5, UC 6, UC 7,
UC 8, UC 9, UC 10, UC 11, UC 12, UC 13, UC 14, and UC 15.

Technical information for type UC I

Displacement:
(tons)

168 (sf)
183 (sm)
225 (total)

Length: (m)

33,99 oa
29,62 ph

Beam: (m)

3,15 oa
3,15 ph

Draught: (draft)

3,04 m

Height:

6,30 m

Power: (hp)

90 (sf)
175 (sm)

Speed:
(knots)

6,20 (sf)
5,22 (sm)

Range:
(miles / knots)

750/5 (sf)
50/4 (sm)

Torpedoes:


(bow / stern tubes)

Mines:

12

Deck gun:

No deck gun

Crew:

14 men

Max depth:

ca. 50 m
(164 feet)

sm = submerged, sf = surfaced, ph = pressure hull,
oa = overall, hp = horsepower.

(uboat.net/wwi/types)

 


UC3, das Boot das die Mine gelegt hatte auf die die Golconda später lief. Zu dem Zeitpunkt war das Boot selbst auf eine (engl.) Mine gelaufen.

Type

UC I (=UC3)

Shipyard Vulcan, Hamburg  (Werk 47)
Ordered   Laid down  
Launched 28 May 1915  Commissioned 1 Jun 1915 
Commanders
1 Jun 1915 - 26 Sep 1915   Erwin Weisbach
27 Sep 1915 - 12 May 1916   Erwin Waßner
13 May 1916 - 27 May 1916   Günther Kreysern
Career 29 patrols
30 Jun 1915 - 27 May 1916 Flandern Flotilla
 
 
Successes 22 ships sunk for a total of 30,592 tons.
2 ships damaged for a total of 1,909 tons. 
Fate 27 May 1916 - Mined N of Zeebrugge 5135N (?) 0308E. 18 dead (all hands lost). 

uboat.net/UC-3

See the 24 ships hit by UC 3


SM UC-3 was a German Type UC I minelayer submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat had been ordered by November 1914 and was launched on 28 May 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 1 June 1915 as SM UC-3. [Note 1] Mines laid by UC-3 in her 29 patrols were credited with sinking 21 ships. UC-3 was mined and sunk on 27 May 1916.

 
Career (Germany) War Ensign of Germany
Name: SM UC-3
Ordered: by November 1914 [1]
Builder: AG Vulcan, Hamburg [2]
Yard number: 47 [1]
Launched: 28 May 1915 [1]
Commissioned: 1 June 1915 [1]
Fate: sunk by mine, 27 May 1916 [1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Type UC I submarine
Displacement: 168 metric tons (185 short tons), surfaced [2]
183 metric tons (202 short tons), submerged
Length: 111 ft 6 in (33.99 m) [3]
Beam: 10 ft 4 in (3.15 m) [3]
Draft: 10 ft (3 m) [3]
Propulsion: 1 × propeller shaft
1 ×
Daimler 6-cylinder, 4-stroke diesel engine, 90 bhp (67 kW) [3]
1 ×
electric motor, 175 shp (130 kW) [3]
Speed: 6.20 knots (11.48 km/h), surfaced [2]
5.22 knots (9.67 km/h), submerged
Endurance: 780 nautical miles @ 5 knots, surfaced [3]
(1,440 km @ 9.3 km/h)
50 nautical miles @ 4 knots, submerged [3]
(93 km @ 7.4 km/h)
Test depth: 50 metres (160 ft) [3]
Complement: 14 [3]
Armament: 6 × 100 cm (39 in) mine tubes [3]
12 × UC 120
mines
1 × 8 mm (0.31 in)
machine gun [2]
"SM" stands for "Seiner Majestät" (English: His Majesty's) and combined with the U for Unterseeboot would be translated as His Majesty's Submarine.
^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWI U-boats: UC-3". U-Boat War in World War I. Uboat.net. http://uboat.net/wwi/boats/index.html?boat=UC+3. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
^ Tarrant, p. 173.
Tarrant, V. E. (1989). The U-Boat Offensive: 1914-1945. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 9780870217647. OCLC 20338385.
^ Gardiner, p. 181.
Gardiner, Robert, ed. (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1906-1921. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 9780870219078. OCLC 12119866.

(SM_UC-3)


Schwesterboot UC5 (=UC3) von den Engländern geschnappt und in London zur Schau gestellt zur Zeit des Internierung der Missionare in London. Später auch in New York gezeigt um für war bonds zu werben.

The Type UC I submarines were a class of small coastal minelaying U-boats built in Germany during the early part of World War I. They were the first operational minelaying submarines in the world (although the Russian submarine Krab was laid down earlier). A total of fifteen boats were built. The class is sometimes also referred to as the UC-1 class after SM UC-1, the class leader.


Type UC I submarine, SM UC-5
Class overview
Builders: AG Weser, Bremen; Vulkan Hamburg;
Operators: Kaiserliche Marine
Royal Netherlands Navy
Austro-Hungarian Navy
Regia Marina
Succeeded by: UC II
Built: 1915
In commission: 1915-1918
Planned: 15
Completed: 15
Lost: 14
Scrapped: 1
Preserved: 0
General characteristics
Type: coastal minelaying submarine
Displacement: 168 tons (surfaced)
183 tons (submerged)
Length: Overall: 111 ft 6 in (33.99 m)
Beam: Overall: 10 ft 4 in (3.15 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Propulsion: 1 shaft
6 cylinder diesel engines, 90 hp (67 kW)
Siemens-Schuckert electric motor, 175 hp (130 kW)
Speed: Surfaced: 6.2 kn (11.5 km/h; 7.1 mph)
Submerged: 5.2 kn (9.6 km/h; 6.0 mph)
Range: Surfaced: 780 mi (1,260 km) at 5 kn (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph)
Submerged: 50 mi (80 km) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph)
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Complement: 14 men
Armament: 12 mines in 6 x 1m internal tubes

These submarines were designed by Dr. Werner of the Torpedo Inspectorate, and based on the Type UB I small coastal submarines, with a revised bow section housing inclined minelaying tubes and uprated engines to compensate for the increased displacement and less streamlined form. The boats' sole armament was six internal mine tubes with 12 mines, although UC-11 was fitted with a single external torpedo tube in 1916. They were constructed very quickly, and suffered from problems with their minelaying system, which in some cases caused the mines to become armed before exiting their tubes and explode prematurely.

A total of 15 Type UC I submarines were built.

  • SM UC-1, struck mine off Nieuport, 19 July 1917
  • SM UC-2, rammed and sunk by coaster Cottingham off Great Yarmouth, 2 July 1915
  • SM UC-3, struck mine off Zeebrugge, 27 May 1916
  • SM UC-4, destroyed at Zeebrugge, 5 October 1918
  • SM UC-5, wrecked in Thames Estuary 27 April 1916
  • SM UC-6, sunk by British seaplanes, Thames Estuary, 27 September 1917
  • SM UC-7, departed Zeebrugge, 3 March 1916, and did not return. Believed to have struck a mine
  • SM UC-8, grounded on Dutch coast, 14 November 1915. Interned by Netherlands and served in Dutch Navy as the M-1 until broken up in 1932 [1]
  • SM UC-9, sunk by detonation of its own mines, North Sea, 21 October 1915
  • SM UC-10, sunk by British submarine E54 21 August 1916, off Dutch coast
  • SM UC-11, struck mine in English Channel, 16 June 1918
  • SM UC-12, sunk by detonation of its own mines, 16 March 1916 near Taranto; salvaged and repaired by Italy as X1 (scrapped 1919)
  • SM UC-13, ran aground and scuttled, Turkish coast, 29 November 1915
  • SM UC-14, struck mine off Zeebrugge, 3 October 1917
  • SM UC-15, failed to return from Black Sea patrol, November 1916

(German_Type_UC_I_submarine)


UC65.

UC65 am 10/11/916 in dienst gestellt unter Otto Steinbrinck.  18 seeminen 88mm kanone. (unterseebootflottille)


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