UC III Type Submarine (1918)

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Germany started launching UC III Type coastal minelayer submarines in 1918. Sixteen were commissioned before the end of the war and nine were completed after the war.


These were a considerable improvement over the preceding types of coastal minelayers. They could dive to 75m.


  • two 50cm external tubes amidship firing forward
  • one 50cm tube in stern

Seven torpedoes were carried.[1]


  • fourteen UC 200 type mines


  • one 10.5cm KL/45 (in some)
  • one 8.8cm KL/30 (in others)

See Also


  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 182.


  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).

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