U-boat Types

Type IXC

54 boats commissioned

Construction history of type IXC

U-boats ShipyardWerk #Built during
U-66 - U-68 AG Weser, Bremen985 - 987 1939 - 1941
U-125 - U-131 AG Weser, Bremen988 - 994 1939 - 1941
U-153 - U-158 AG Weser, Bremen995 - 1000 1939 - 1941
U-159 - U-160 AG Weser, Bremen1009 - 1010 1939 - 1941
U-161 - U-166 Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen700 - 705 1939 - 1942
U-171 - U-176 AG Weser, Bremen1011 - 1016 1939 - 1941
U-501 - U-506 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg291 - 296 1939 - 1941
U-507 - U-51812  Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg303 - 314 1939 - 1942
U-519 - U-5246 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg334 - 3391940 - 1942

A further development of type IXB with storage for additional 43 tons of fuel which gave them increased range up to 13400 nautical miles at 10 knots. These series omitted the control room periscope leaving the boats with two tower scopes.

As mine-layers they could carry 44 TMA or 66 TMB mines. Many of the IXC boats, U-162 through 170 and U-505 through 550 (35 boats), were not fitted for mine operations.

A close sibling of the IXC was the IXC/40 boat.


U-156 of type IXC during the Laconia rescue operations.

All type IXC U-boats

Below you can see the 54 commissioned U-boats of this type.

U-66, U-67, U-68, U-125, U-126, U-127, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-131, U-153,
U-154, U-155, U-156, U-157, U-158, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-162, U-163, U-164,
U-165, U-166, U-171, U-172, U-173, U-174, U-175, U-176, U-501, U-502, U-503,
U-504, U-505, U-506, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-512, U-513, U-514,
U-515, U-516, U-517, U-518, U-519, U-520, U-521, U-522, U-523, and U-524.


Technical information for type IXC


Displacement:
(tons)
1120 (sf)
1232 (sm)
1540 (total)
Length: (m) 76,76 oa
58,75 ph
Beam: (m) 6,76 oa
4,40 ph
Draught: (draft)4,70 m
Height:9,40 m
Power: (hp)4400 (sf)
1000 (sm)
Speed:
(knots)
18,3 (sf)
7,3 (sm)
Range:
(miles / knots)
13450/10 (sf)
63/4 (sm)
Torpedoes:22
4/2 (bow / stern tubes)
Mines: 44 TMA
Deck gun: 105/45
110 rounds
Crew: 48-56 men
Max depth: ca. 230 m
(755 feet)
sm = submerged, sf = surfaced, ph = pressure hull,
oa = overall, hp = horsepower.

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