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Class: U-151. Builder: Flensburger Schiffbau (Werk 382), Displacement: (tons) 1512 (sf) 1875 (sm) 2272 (total) Length: (m) 65,00 oa 57,00 ph Beam: (m) 8,90 oa 5,80 ph, Draught: (draft) 5,30 m Height: 9,25 m Power: (hp) 800 (sf) 800 (sm), Speed: (knots) 12,4 (sf) 5,2 (sm) Range: (miles / knots) 25000/6 (sf) 65/3 (sm), Torpedoes: 18 2/0 (bow / stern tubes) Mines: No mines carried, Deck gun: 2 105mm, 1672 rounds, Crew: 56 men, Max depth: ca. 50 m (164 feet).
Fate: 24 November 1918 - Surrendered. Taken to Britain and exhibitied in London and elsewhere. Broken up at Morecambe in 1922.
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Type U 51 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 235) Ordered 23 Aug 1914 Laid down 17 Mar 1915 Launched 1 Feb 1916 Commissioned 22 Apr 1916 Commanders 22 Apr 1916 - 17 Aug 1918 Kptlt. Hans Rose (Pour le Merite) 18 Aug 1918 - 29 Nov 1918 Kptlt. Otto von Schrader (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern) Career 13 patrols 31 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla Successes 87 ships sunk with a total of 224,314 tons. 10 ships damaged with a total of 46,339 tons. 1 warship sunk with a total of 1,050 tons. (View ships hit by U 53) Fate 1 Dec 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Swansea in 1922.
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U-boats 756k U-BOAT UNLOADING AT BALTIMORE; MORE ON WAY HERE, SAYS CAPTAIN
Two views of U boat, and her captain.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 10 July 1916, HOME EDITION, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 416k The U-Boat Terror Crawls to Our Doorstep. The German Undersea Raider U-53 and Some of the Effects of Her Atlantic Steamer Lane Marauding.
The U-53 at anchor in Newport. Scarcely more than twenty four hours after her hurried departure from an American harbor the submarine stopped and sank six British and neutral ships.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 15 October 1916, Image 53, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 1.55k ADMIRAL GLEAVES, PAYS HIS RESPECTS TO CAPTAIN OF THE GERMAN U-53 JUST BEFORE IT LEAVES NEWPORT ON COMMERCE RAIDING EXPEDITION
SATURDAY night a week ago the western world looked with wonder at the U-53, which had made its way through British vigilance across the Atlantic from Wilhelmshaven to Newport; it was stunned by the news that next day it or its consorts had sunk six merchantmen, and 225 survivors, including women and children, driven to their lifeboats had been picked up by American destroyers.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 15 October 1916, Image 41, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 309k German crew of sub U-53 makes surprise visit to Newport harbor.Photo # 08_06_006697 courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via digitalcommonwealth.org
U-boats 368k German submarine U-53 at Newport, Rhode Island, October 1916. U-53 is noted for sinking Jacob Jones (DD-61) on 6 December 1917. She surrendered on 1 December 1918 and was broken up at Swansea in 1922.Photo # LC-USZ62-38934 from National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
U-boats 757k GERMAN WAR TIME PICTURES BROUGHT BY DEUTSCHLAND
INTERIOR VIEW OF DEUTSCHLAND SHOWING THE STATION OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, THE SUBMERGING CONTROL TO LEFT.
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, 12 November 1916, SECTION 5 SPECIAL FEATURE SUPPLEMENT, Image 53, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-boats 411k Deutschland (U-155) photographed at New London, Connecticut, during her port call of 1 to 21 November 1916. This ship became U-155 in the German Navy on 10 February 1917. Photo # Lot-11274-20, George C. Bain Collection. Courtesy of the Library of Congres from National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
Photo added 04/27/17.
U-boats 241k Deutschland photographed at New London, Connecticut, either on 17 or 21 November 1916, leaving for a return cargo voyage to Germany. The ship was involved in a collision on the 17th, forcing her return for repairs. Photo courtesy of NHHC Photograph Collection NH 43611, from National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
U-boats 393k Merchant submarine, Deutschland, New London, Connecticut, 17 November 1916. Photo # Lot-11274-19, George C. Bain Collection. Courtesy of the Library of Congres from National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
Photo added 04/27/17.
U-boats 355k Merchant submarine, Deutschland, New London, Connecticut, 17 November 1916. Shown: Removing cargo.Photo # Lot-11274-21, George C. Bain Collection. Courtesy of the Library of Congres from National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
Photo added 04/27/17.
U-boats 593k German U-boat Deutschland, (U-155), in service off Germany. She surrendered 24 November 1918, and were broken in 1922. Photo courtesy of Rehse Collection. Halftone photograph. Courtesy of the Library of Congress from National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
U-boats 911k Original Caption: Transatlantic German "Sub," Deutschland (U-155) interned at French Port. Monster U-boats U-151 and U-139. The U-151 was formerly the "Deutchland" which amazed America by suddenly appearing at its gates, from under the sea. This and its companion U-159 are interned at Cherbourg, France. Photographer: Underwood and Underwood
National Archives Identifier: 45511766
Local Identifier: 165-WW-330C-7
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U-boats 394k Original Caption: U-Boats after surrender at Harwich. One of the largest to be handed over to Great Britain, the former Deutschland (U-155), that once visited America, as a mercantile cruiser. Note the huge guns mounted fore and aft. National Archives Identifier: 45511658
Local Identifier: 165-WW-330A-001
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Photo added 04/27/17.
U-boats 338k U-155 (ex-Deutschland), shown surrendered and anchored within the shadow of the famed Tower Bridge, London, England, 1919. Photo courtesy of NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 2901, from National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
U-boats 1.26k Three Known Dead in Explosion On Famous U-Boat Deutschland
A tremendous explosion on the former German submarine Deutschland, at Birkenhead, across the Mersey from Liverpool, killed three men and injured three others to-day. It is possible that many others perished. The submarine was being dismantled at the time of the explosion, which occurred in the engine room from an unknown cause. The Deutschland was one of the submarines surrendered by the Germans under the terms of the peace treaty.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 11 September 1921, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.

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