V-5703 Felix Scheder

Møre & Romsdal,Norway

Felix Scheder was built in Oslo as a whaler and was launched in 1941. The German Kriegsmarine had dire need for such vessels and she was soon requisitioned and put in service as a military guard boat. She was equipped with depth charges and two cannons and renamed V-5703. Under an Allied air attack 12. September 1944 she was spotted by the planes and attacked several times in Åramsundet. She went down after several hits and 22 men of her crew lost their lives. The wreck of V-5703 was found by divers in 1985 and rest today on a depth of 12 to 30 meter.

Former names:
V - 5703
Felix Scheder 45,0 x 8,0 x ? m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
382 grt Oslo ( N ) 1941 Ålesund ( N )

62° 12' 19" N, 5° 29' 19" E

Picture: Felix Scheder
Originally from skovheim.org