UB-113 1918

Coastal Minlayer

N50 19.958 W3 29.979

Divers note the fishing gear around the conning tower

Type   UB III

Shipyard  Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 319)

Ordered   23 Sept 1916

Launched   23 Sept 1917

Commissioned   25 April 1918

Commander   when sunk   Oblt. Ulrich Pilzecker

She was built by Blohm & Voss of Hamburg and following just under a year of construction, launched at Hamburg on 23 September 1917. UB-113 was commissioned in the spring the next year under the command of Oblt.z.S. Ulrich Pilzecker. Like all Type UB III submarines, UB-113 carried 10 torpedoes and was armed with a 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun. UB-113 would carry a crew of up to 3 officer and 31 men and had a cruising range of 7,420 nautical miles (13,740 km; 8,540 mi). UB-113 had a displacement of 519 t (511 long tons) while surfaced and 649 t (639 long tons) when submerged. Her engines enabled her to travel at 13.3 knots (24.6 km/h; 15.3 mph) when surfaced and 7.4 knots (13.7 km/h; 8.5 mph) when submerged.