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Class: UB III Builder: A.G. Weser, Bremen. Keel Launched: 7 August 1918. Commissioned UB-148,19 Sep, 1918;

Specifications:Displacement: 523 (surf.), 653 (subm.); l. 182'; b. 19'; dr. 12'; s. 13.6 k. (surf.), 8 k. (subm.); cpl. 34; a. 5 20" tt., 1 3.4"; cl. UB-142.
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A German mine laying submarine that was captured by the British while laying deadly mines off the coast of England. It was brought to the United States for the purpose or speeding up the second Liberty Loan. This shows a section of the U-boat being raised from the water. It is a heavy piece of work and huge derricks are required.
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Newspaper text courtesy of Perrysburg Journal. (Perrysburg, Wood Co., O. [Ohio]) 186?-1965, 01 November 1917, Image 9, via
U-boats92k A promotional poster for the Victory Liberty Loan. UB-88 and other former German submarines visited numerous U.S. ports during 1919 to help stimulate interest in the postwar Victory Bond Drive. NARA Photo.
Text courtesy of Warship Int. Edition # 3, 1986.
U-boats52k The former German submarines UB-88, and UB-148 moored outboard of the cruiser Chester (CA-27) at Harwich, U.K. This photo was taken while the U.S crews were preparing the boats for their transatlantic crossing: The boats were known to have been alongside Chester during 19 - 21 March & 24-26 March 1919, during which time this photo was taken. Official USN photo # NR &L (M) 36868, Text courtesy of Warship Int. Edition # 3, 1986.
U-boats 127k HUN U-BOATS COMING TO U.S.. Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Newspaper text courtesy of The Citizen. (Berea, Ky.) 1899-1958, 17 April 1919, Image 6, via
U-boats 619k Four German submarines convoyed by US submarine tender Bushnell, left Harwick, England for the United States piloted by American officers. Shows American officers onboard German submarine just prior to their sailing for America.National Archives Identifier: 45513771
Local Identifier: 165-WW-338B-39
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U-boats106kUB-148 at sea, on her way to the United States of America, circa 1919, with Lt. Comdr. Harold T. Smith in command, after having been surrendered to the United States Navy, at Harwich, England. U.S. National Archives Photo # 19-N-10586 courtesy of Robert Hurst.
U-boats424k The former German submarines UB-88, and UB-148 tied up outboard of their tender Bushnell at New York Navy Yard during UB-88's 27 April to 5 May stay there. Visitors came aboard UB-88 during much of her time at New York, but the crew was given a "holiday" on May 4th.Official USN photo # NR &L (M) 3290,
Text courtesy of Warship Int. Edition # 3, 1986.
U-boats131k The extreme bows of UB-88, and UB-148 outboard of Bushnell at New York Navy Yard during 27 April to 5 May 1919. Note the net cutters fitted on the sub's bows and the damage to the UB-88's bow. Official USN photo # NR & L (M) 3293.
Text courtesy of Warship Int. Edition # 3, 1986.
1.14kFour U-boats turned over to the U. S. at anchor in Brooklyn Navy Yard.
From outboard to inboard: UC-97, UB-148, UC-5 & U-117.
Photo courtesy of via Daniel Hacker.
U-boats120k Another view of the "sails" of the three ex-German submarines UB-88, UB-148 & UC-97, taken at New York Navy Yard prior to UB-88's departure on 5 May 1919. Note the fresh paint for the Bond Drive, including in particular the serpent on UB-148's conning tower. NARA Photo.
Text courtesy of Warship Int. Edition # 3, 1986.
U-boats 442k Four of a kind.
From left ot right: U-117, UC-97, UB-88 & UB-148.
USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen &
U-boats 636k UB-148 arrives after fighting storms
With an anchor torn away, the UB-148 a German submarine, has arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, after several days in the severe storms, covered with ice and snow. The craft is brought here for experimental purposes.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 10 March 1920, Night Extra, Image 20, via
U-boats936k German submarine UB-148, interior bridge, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 April 1920.Photo # 19-N-3620 from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via
The photograph shows deck of the Henderson (AP-1) and a navy blimp during the sinking of German submarines by bombs off the Virginia capes.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 25 June 1921, NIGHT EXTRA, Image 18, via

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