Saturday, 29 April 2017

Germany building submarines for Austria-Hungary according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 9

An item reported that the two submarines ordered for Austria-Hungarian last year in Germany were to be this delivered this month and to be named VII and VIII. Displacement 550 tons. At hat moment were at Kiel, Germany 3 more submarines under construction with a displacement of 685 (surfaced)-860 (submerged) tons.(1)

1. The Austro-Hungarian SM U-7 and 8 which served in the German navy as the SM UB-7 and 8 although under Austro-Hungarian flag. Both built by the Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany as ordered on 15 October 1914.