U-Boat SM U-9
SM U9 (Seiner Majestät U-Boot) was a petroleum-electric submarine of the German Imperial Navy of WW1.
The double hulled U-Boat was 57.38 m long, 6.00 m wide, had a draft of 3.13 m and a displacement of 493 tons above and 611 tons under water. It could dive to a maximum of 50 m in about 50–90 seconds. It was powered by 1000 HP petroleum motors on the surface and by 1160 HP electric motors whilesubmerged. With these U9 can speed up to 14.2 knots above water and 8.1 knots under water.Armament consisted of six torpedoes that could be fired through two bow and two stern tubes.
The U9 was commissioned as the first ship in its class in July 1908 and launched in February 1910.On September 22nd, 1914 U9 sank the three British armoredcruisers HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy one after the other and on October 15th the British armored cruiser HMS Hawke under thecommand of Kapitänleutnant Otto Weddigen. After that the boat U9 was allowed to carry an Iron Cross on the tower. Apart from U9, only the small cruiserSMS Emden received this honor during the WW1. U9 undertook a total of seven combat cruises and sank five warships with 44,173 tons and 13 merchant ships with 8,636 GRT. No other boat sank more warships during the First World War.
After the war the boat was delivered on November 26, 1918 to Great Britain and in 1919 it was scrapped in Morecambe, Lancashire.
First U9 class ever done in scale in plastic
High accurate shapes and dimensions
Highly detailed surfaces with realistic rivet details
Optional sail railings with fine details on both sides
Open or closed hatches and torpedo doors
Name plaques for all 4 ships of this class
Optional upper rudders
Optional masts- Positionable exhaust stack
Includes turnbuckles for advanced modelers
Display stand included
Key Data & Concepts
Rivets placed: approximately 7000
Source: Das Werk Models