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U-74 (Type VIIB)
General Details
Nationality German
Type Submarine
Builder Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack. Germany
Laid down 5 November 1939
Commissioned 31 October 1940
Commanders Kptlt. Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat October 1940 - March 1942
Oblt. Karl Friederich March 1942 - May 1942
Career 8 patrols 31 October 1940 - 31 January 1941, 7. Flottille (training)
1 February 1941 - 30 November 1941, 7. Flottille (front boat)
1 December 1941 - 2 May 1942, 29. Flottille (front boat)
Successes 5 ships sunk for a total of 25.619 tons
2 ships damaged for a total of 11.499 tons
Fate Sunk 2 May 1942 east of Cartagena, Spain, in position 37.32N, 00.10E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Wishart and HMS Wrestler, and depth charges from a British Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. 202/C). 47 dead (all hands lost).
Displacement
Surfaced 753 tons
Submerged 857 tons
Total 1040 tons
Length
Overall 66,50m
Pressure hull 48,80m
Beam
Overall 6,20m
Pressure hull 4,70m
Draught
Draught 4,74m
Height
Height 9,50m
Power
Surfaced 3200hp
Submerged 750hp
Speed
Surfaced 17,9 knots
Submerged 8,0 knots
Range
Surfaced 8700 miles at 10 knots
Submerged 90 miles at 4 knots
Torpedoes
Number of torpedoes 14
Number of bow tubes 4
Number of stern tubes 1
Mines
Mines 26 TMA
Deck Gun
Deck gun 88/45 220 rounds
Crew
Crew 44-48 men
Maximum Depth
Maximum depth ca. 220m (722 feet)