Type II-C German U-Boat
The Type II-C was a slightly improved version of the Type II-B with increased bunkers and radius plus slightly more powerful electric motors. Only a handful were built; U-56 through U-63 and were used mainly for training. The Type II-C carried six torpedoes or eight mines.
|Displacement: 291/341 tons||Length: 144′ 0″||Beam: 13′ 9″||Draft: 12′ 6″|
|Power (diesel): 700hp||Power (electric): 410hp||Speed (diesel): 12 knots||Speed (electric): 7 knots|
|Bunkers: 23 tons diesel fuel||Range (diesel): 1,900 miles @ 12 knots||Range (electric): 43 miles @ 4 knots||Crew: 25 men|
|Deck gun: None||AA guns: single 20mm *||Tubes (fwd): three||Tubes (aft): None|
* NOTE – AA armament was increased to four (2 x 2) 20mm when operationally deployed.
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