History
Nazi Germany
Name: U-3010
Ordered: 6 November 1943
Builder: DeSchiMAG AG Weser, Bremen
Yard number: 1169
Laid down: 13 July 1944
Launched: 10 October 1944
Commissioned: 11 November 1944
Fate: Scuttled, 3 May 1945
General characteristics
Class and type: Type XXI submarine
Displacement:
  • 1,621 long tons (1,647 t) surfaced
  • 1,819 long tons (1,848 t) submerged
Length: 76.70 m (251 ft 8 in) (o/a)
Beam: 8 m (26 ft 3 in)
Height: 11.30 m (37 ft 1 in)
Draught: 6.32 m (20 ft 9 in)
Propulsion:
  • Diesel-electric
  • Diesel engines, 4,400 PS (3,236 kW; 4,340 shp)
  • Electric motors, 4,400 PS (3,236 kW; 4,340 shp)
Speed:
  • 15.6 knots (28.9 km/h; 18.0 mph) surfaced
  • 17.2 knots (31.9 km/h; 19.8 mph) submerged
Range:
  • 15,500 nmi (28,700 km; 17,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
  • 550 km (300 nmi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) submerged
Test depth: 240 m (790 ft)240–280 m (790–920 ft)
Complement: 5 officers, 52 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:
Service record
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Commanders:
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-3010 was a Type XXI U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine.[3]

Her keel was laid down on 13 July 1944 by DeSchiMAG AG Weser of Bremen. She was commissioned on 11 November 1944 with Oberleutnant Eberhard Ebert in command. Ebert handed over to Fregattenkapitän Erich Topp (Knight’s Cross) on 23 March 1945, who commanded the boat until 26 April 1945.[2] U-3010 conducted no war patrols. On 3 May 1945, she was scuttled at Kiel, to prevent her from falling into Allied hands. The wreck was subsequently broken up.

Design

Like all Type XXI U-boats, U-3010 had a displacement of 1,621 tonnes (1,595 long tons) when at the surface and 1,819 tonnes (1,790 long tons) while submerged. She had a total length of 76.70 m (251 ft 8 in), a beam length of 8 m (26 ft 3 in), and a draught length of 6.32 m (20 ft 9 in).[4] The submarine was powered by two MAN SE supercharged six-cylinder M6V40/46KBB diesel engines each providing 4,000 metric horsepower (2,900 kilowatts; 3,900 shaft horsepower), two Siemens-Schuckert GU365/30 double-acting electric motors each providing 5,000 PS (3,700 kW; 4,900 shp), and two Siemens-Schuckert silent running GV232/28 electric motors each providing 226 PS (166 kW; 223 shp).[4]

The submarine had a maximum surface speed of 15.6 knots (28.9 km/h; 18.0 mph) and a submerged speed of 17.2 knots (31.9 km/h; 19.8 mph). When running on silent motors the boat could operate at a speed of 6.1 knots (11.3 km/h; 7.0 mph). When submerged, the boat could operate at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) for 340 nautical miles (630 km; 390 mi); when surfaced, she could travel 15,500 nautical miles (28,700 km; 17,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph).[4] U-3010 was fitted with six 53.3 cm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes in the bow and four 2 cm (0.79 in) C/30 anti-aircraft guns. She could carry twenty-three torpedoes or seventeen torpedoes and twelve mines. The complement was five officers and fifty-two men.[4]

References

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Eberhard Ebert". German U-boats of World War II - Uboat.net. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b Helgason, Guðmundur. "Erich Topp (Knight's Cross)". German U-boats of World War II - Uboat.net. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "U-3010 Elektroboot". German U-boats of World War II - Uboat.net. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Gröner 1991, p. 85.

Bibliography

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II : a biographical dictionary. Translated by Brooks, Geoffrey. London, Annapolis, Md: Greenhill Books, Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-186-6.
  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 [German U-boat losses from September 1939 to May 1945]. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German). IV. Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler. ISBN 3-8132-0514-2.
  • Gröner, Erich; Jung, Dieter; Maass, Martin (1991). U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels. German Warships 1815–1945. 2. Translated by Thomas, Keith; Magowan, Rachel. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-593-4.

External links

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type XXI boat U-3010". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 31 January 2015.