posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 10:51 PM
reply to post by blocula
Couldn't have been this sub as she was offered to several navies before the Germans got her. She was commissioned as U-12 in August 1914.
Snippet from source:
Although provisionally assigned the designation U-7, the submarine was commissioned as SM U-12 on 21 August 1914, with Linienschiffsleutnant Egon
Lerch in command. U-12's activities over the early part of the war are not reported, but the boat's armament was augmented by a 3.7 cm/23 (1.5 in)
quick-firing (QF) deck gun in November 1914. Sister boat U-5 had her first radio receiver installed at the same time her deck gun was added, but it is
not reported whether U-12 did as well.
Built on speculation by Whitehead & Co. of Fiume, the submarine was launched as SS-3 and featured improvements in the electrical and mechanical
systems from the design by the American John Philip Holland, to which her older sister boats, SM U-5 and U-6, had been built.
SS-3 was laid down in 1909 and launched in March 1911. The double-hulled submarine was just over 105 feet (32 m) long and displaced between 240 and
273 tonnes (260 and 301 short tons), depending on whether surfaced or submerged. Whitehead's tried selling SS-3 to several different navies, but she
was finally bought by the Austro-Hungarian Navy after the outbreak of World War I, despite having been rejected by them twice before. She was
commissioned as U-12 in August 1914.
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