german German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945 U-503 (+1942)
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nationality german
purpose war
type submarine
subtype/class IX C class submarine (ger.)
IX C class submarine (ger.) U-66 (+1944)
propulsion diesel and batteries
date built 1940
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1232  disp (subm)
dimensions 76.76 x 6.76 x 4.7 m
material steel
engine 2 MAN 9 cyl. 4 takt diesels M9V 40/46 (2500 hp), 2 SSW electro engines type 2GU 345/34 (562 hp), 2 x 62 batteries
armament 22 torpedoes, 6 T.T. (4 fwd, 2 aft), 1 x 10.5 cm L/45 deck gun, 1 x 3.7 cm A.A., 1 x 2 cm A.A.
power 5000  h.p.
speed 19.25  knots
about the loss
cause lost depth charge
date lost 15/03/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Deutsche Werft A. G., Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg
owner
German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945
captain
complement 48~60
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war grave
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entered 20/09/2007
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Allen Tony20/09/2007U-503 was a German submarine Type IXC. She was sunk on the 15th March 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Newfoundland by depth charges from a US Hudson aircraft (Sqdn VP-82). 51 dead (all hands lost).
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German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945

Kriegsmarine is the name of the Navy of Germany during WWII, not to be confused with Imperial German Navy, which is the German Navy during WWI and before.
 
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 Deutsche Werft A. G., Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg
founded by Albert Ballin. Founding shareholders were Gutehoffnungshütte (GHH), Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) und die HAPAG.
 
 
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