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UB Submarines

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What does the B in the UB class of WW.I coastel U Boats stand for?

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At a guess, it is the second design - have a look at https://www.uboat.net/wwi/types/ where it looks like they had B, C and E types (presumably D sunk without trace before anyone had a chance to build it)
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No because they were catagorised as Classes or Type UB I - UB II etc as per the U,boat archieve web site. UC's were minelayers

Would still like to know what the B in UB stands for

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UB are just a type of submarine with three sub classes, there is no special meaning to the B.
Classifications were:-
U boat were ocean going submarines.
UB boats were coastal torpedo attack submarines, three sub classes
UC boats were coastal minelayers, three sub classes
UE boats were ocean going minelayers, two sub classes.

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So the B isnt some obscure German technical phrase. Thanks

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