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Class: UC I. Builder: Vulcan, Hamburg (Werk 49), Laid down - 1 August 1916 Keel Launched: 13 Jun 1915. Commissioned UC-5, 19 Jun 1915 ;

Specifications: Displacement: 1,930 (surf.), 2,483 (subm.); l. 311'; b. 29 3/4'; dr. 17 1/4'; s. 15.8 k. (surf.), 7.6 k. (subm.); cpl. 62; a. 2 5.9", 2 3.4", 6 20" tt.
Fate: 27 Apr 1916 - Grounded on the Shipwash Shoal 5159N 0138E. Boat scuttled but charges failed to explode.

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U-boats 2.51k The German submarine mine-layer UC-5, lying in the Thames off Temple pier, London. The submarine mine-layer is a prize of the British navy, and British sailors are shown on the deck of the captured under-sea boat. The photo clearly shows the mines in their casings on the deck near the conning tower. This craft is one of the latest types of German submarine mine-layers. Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Newspaper text courtesy of The Bemidji Daily Pioneer.(Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, 19 August 1916, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 1.07k GERMAN MINE LAYING U-BOAT UC-5 CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH.
VIEW OF HER UPPER DECK SHOWING CONNING TOWER, PERISCOPE, AND MINES.
Photo by International Film Service.
Newspaper text & PDF courtesy of The New York Times from The War of the Nations, 31 December 1919, Image 374, via memory.loc.gov.
U-boats 945k New German Submarine Mine Layer Plants Fiery Death Through Its Keel Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Newspaper text courtesy of The Washington Times. Washington D.C., 1915-1932, 19 August 1917, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats1.27kDate Taken: 10/1/1917. Original Caption: 18 TEAMS DRAW UC-5 TO CENTRAL PARK, N.Y. FROM STEAMER, OCT. 1917.
The UC-5 was a German mine laying submarine captured by the British and sent to this country to stimulate interest in the second Liberty Loan campaign. It was brought from the docks on an enormous truck in three sections.
Photographer: International Film Service
National Archives Identifier: 45491040
Local Identifier: 165-WW-232B-18
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 04/27/17.
U-boats1.21kDate Taken: 10/1/1917. Original Caption: Liberty Bonds - Advertising Methods - THE GERMAN SUBMARINE UC-5, captured by the British and sent to this country to aid in the second Liberty Loan drive, being hauled into Central Park, New York City, October, 1917.Photographer: Paul Thompson
National Archives Identifier: 45491036
Local Identifier: 165-WW-232B-016
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
U-boats676kDate Taken: 10/1/1917. Original Caption: THE MIDDLE SECTION OF THE German mine laying submarine UC-5, captured by the British and loaned to the U.S. to assist in the second Liberty Loan drive. It is here seen in New York City.Photographer: Paul Thompson
National Archives Identifier: 45491034
Local Identifier: 165-WW-232B-15
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 04/27/17.
U-boats1.07kDate Taken: 10/1/1917. Original Caption: THE GERMAN MINE-LAYING submarine UC-5, captured by the British and loaned to the U.S. to aid the second Liberty Loan drive, being unloaded at 132nd Street, N.Y.C., Oct. 1917.Photographer: Paul Thompson
National Archives Identifier: 45491032
Local Identifier: 165-WW-232B-14
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 04/27/17.
U-boats1.15kDate Taken: 10/1/1917. Original Caption: SETTING UP GERMAN SUBMARINE UC-5 in Central Park, New York City. This U-boat, captured from the Teutons by the British, was loaned to the U.S. to aid in the second Liberty Loan drive. Oct. 1917. Photographer: Paul Thompson
National Archives Identifier: 45491022
Local Identifier: 165-WW-232B-9
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 04/27/17.
U-boats796kDate Taken: 10/1/1917. Original Caption: RITA JOLIVET, SURVIVOR OF THE Lusitania, hoisted the American flag over the German submarine mine layer UC-5, in Central Park, New York. The boat was captured by the British last year and sent here to stimulate interest in the second Liberty Loan, October, 1917.Photographer: International Film Service
National Archives Identifier: 45492645
Local Identifier: 165-WW-240I-4
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
U-boats728kDate Taken: 10/1/1917. Original Caption: Captured German submarine aids second Liberty Loan. Mrs. Guy Emerson rechristening the UC-5, captured by the British and sent to this country to aid the second Liberty Loan campaign, in Central Park, New York City. The boat was renamed the U-Buy-A-Bond.Photographer: Paul Thompson.
National Archives Identifier: 45493655
Local Identifier: 165-WW-244A-009.
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
U-boats1.36kDate Taken: 10/25/1917. Original Caption: SELLING THE FIRST BOND IN THE "U-Buy-A-Bond"
Mildred Sawyer selling first Liberty Bond to A.M. Davidson, inside of "U-Buy-A-Bond", a submarine captured from the Germans, rechristened and used to stimulate bond buying.
Photographer: Underwood and Underwood
National Archives Identifier: 45492892
Local Identifier: 165-WW-241D-1
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 04/27/17.
U-boats1.12kDate Taken: 10/1/1917. Original Caption: THE UC-5, A GERMAN MINE LAYING submarine captured by the British Navy, was lent to the U.S. by the British Government to aid the second Liberty Loan campaign. This boat was used as a booth for the sale of Liberty bonds in Central Park, New York, during the final stage of the campaign.Photographer: New York Herald
National Archives Identifier: 45491026
Local Identifier: 165-WW-232B-11
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
U-boats 941k BRITISH TANK AT CHRISTENING OF CAPTIVE U-BOAT
U-Boat Named "U-Buy-a-Bond" At Central Park Christening
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Newspaper text courtesy of New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 26 October 1917, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 522k Tank & U-boat Stir N.Y. to Buy Bonds Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Newspaper text courtesy of The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 26 October 1917, FINAL EDITION, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 597k ENEMY SUBMARINE ON EXHIBITION, FIRST OF ITS KIND IN UNITED STATES.
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 chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 631k A German Submarine Being Lifted Into the United States
This German submarine, UC-5 captured by the British many months ago, was transported to the U.S. to be placed in Central Park, New York City, as part of the Liberty Loan campaign. This photograph shows the vessel in three sections being lifted from a steamer to the pier.
Image and text provided by University of Oregon, Knight Library; Eugene,OR.
Newspaper text courtesy of The Evening Herald.(Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942, 05 November 1917, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 295k GERMAN SUBMARINE LENT TO AMERICA
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Newspaper text courtesy of The Sun. (Price, Utah) 1915-1932, 30 November 1917, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 173k The mine layer UC-5. Photo courtesy of prints-4-u.com.
U-boats 117k Broadside view of UC-5 in Central Park. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org.
U-boats 125k Bow view of UC-5 in Central Park. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org.
U-boats 605k Uncle Sam Gets Points For Improvement of Navy From Captured Submarine
U-BOAT TAKEN BY BRITISH GIVES "TIPS" TO U.S. NAVY
The latest type of United States submarine, the K-class, in which Uncle Sam is making improvements, learned by studying captured German vessels. This is the K-5 (SS-36).
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Newspaper text courtesy of The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 30 December 1917, FINAL EDITION, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 435k Sketch of UC-5 & how it works. Photo courtesy of anglesey.info.&
PDF Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from the The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 28 May 1918, Image 50, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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-boats685kFour U-boats turned over to the U. S. at anchor in Brooklyn Navy Yard. They have been cruising the harbor for the Victory Loan.
The U-117 & UC-5 appear on the left.
To the right Lieut. Vincent Astor, who returned home on the U-117, fulfilling his promise to bring back a German sub.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 04 May 1919, Image 53, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats616k(Original Caption) 4/28/1919-New York, NY: Captured German submarines in Brooklyn Harbor.Collection: Bettmann/Getty Images, courtesy of gettyimages.com.
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