german German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945 U-215 (+1942)
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general
nationality german
purpose war
type submarine
subtype/class VII D class submarine (ger.)
VII D class submarine (ger.) U-213 (+1942)
propulsion diesel and batteries
date built 1940
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1080  disp (subm)
dimensions 76.9 x 6.38 x 5 m
material steel
engine 2 x diesel (3200 hp), 2 x electric (750 hp)
armament 14 torpedoes, 5 x T.T. 53.3 cm, 4 (fwd), 1 (aft), 15 mines, 5 mine tubes, 1 x 8.8 cm L/45 deck gun, 1 x 2 cm or 2 x 2 cm or 1 x 3.7 A.A.
power 3200  h.p.
speed 16.7  knots
about the loss
cause lost depth charge
date lost 03/07/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.48rank: 594
about people
builder
Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft A. G., Kiel
owner
German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945
captain
complement 44
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depth (m.)
orientation
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entered 02/02/2008
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last update 03/08/2012
 
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Claes Johnny13/02/2008Sunk 3 July, 1942 in the North Atlantic east of Boston, USA by depth charges from the British anti-submarine trawler HMS Le Tiger. 48 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.
 
About Builders
 Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft A. G., Kiel
Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft was a German shipbuilding company, located at Kiel, and one of the largest and most important builders of U-boats for the Kaiserliche Marine in World War I and the Kriegsmarine in World War II
 
 
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