Denmark,Baltic Sea

Schnellboot 103 was built in Travem√ľnde in 1940, and almost survived the Second World War. In early May 1945 she is ordered to sail for Flensborg to see if this town is occupied by the Allied forces. She is commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Hans Wulf Heckel who has taken over the command over her only two days ago, and a crew of 32 men. Many of these were not actually part of the crew, but personnel under transfer  to Flensborg. Outside Als she is attacked by Allied airplanes and sunk 4.May 1945. The wreck  rest today on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck about three nautical miles southeast of Mommark on a depth of 30 to 35 meter.

Former names:

34,9 x 5,3,0 x 1,67 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
109 grt Travem√ľnde ( D ) 1940  ( D )

N 54 54,05 E 10 07,10
( Source: Vragguiden )

Picture: German Schnellboot S-100
Courtesy of Kriegsmarine DE, Public domain