german Imperial German Navy - Kaiserliche Marine (1903-1919) UC-51 [+1917]
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nationality german
purpose war
type submarine
subtype/class UC II class submarine (ger.)
UC II class submarine (ger.) UC-16 [+1917]
propulsion diesel and batteries
date built 1916
live live
weight (tons) 493  disp (subm)
dimensions 49.35 x 5.22 x 3.68 m
material steel
engine 2 x 6-cylinder diesel engines, 500 hp, 2 x Siemens-Schuckert electric motors, 460 hp, twin screw
armament 7 torpedoes, 3 T.T. 50cm, 2 fwd and 1 aft, 6 shutes for 18 mines 1 × 88 mm or 105 mm deck gun
power 500  h.p.
speed 11.5  knots
yard no. 267
about the loss
cause lost depth charge
date lost 17/11/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.29rank: 619
about people
Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft A. G., Kiel
Imperial German Navy - Kaiserliche Marine (1903-1919)
captain Galster, Hans
complement 27 [*]
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[*] means that the value was inherited from UC-16 [+1917], the reference for UC II class submarine (ger.).
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Lettens Jan09/03/2012Fate of Uboats in WWI: UC-51; Commander: Galster Flotilla: F Flotilla. Sunk by Depth charges from destroyer HMS FIREDRAKE, in the English Channel, 13 November 1917.

According to uboat websites, UC-51 was sunk on 17th November 1917 in the English Channel by a British mine. 29 dead (all hands lost).
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Imperial German Navy - Kaiserliche Marine (1903-1919)

Kaiserliche Marine or the German Imperial Navy is the name for the German Navy between 1903 and 1919. Most of the ships had a prefix SMS, Seine Majestäts Schiff, which is the equivalent of HMS, Her/His Majesty's Ship.

This Navy should not be confused with Reichsmarine (1920-1935) or Kriegsmarine (1935-1945).
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 Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft A. G., Kiel
Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft was a German shipbuilding company, located at Kiel, and one of the largest and most important builders of U-boats for the Kaiserliche Marine in World War I and the Kriegsmarine in World War II
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