Schnellboot103

Denmark,Europe

4.May 1945 the German Schnellboot 103 was on her way towards Flensborg through Lille Bælt. On board the torpedo boat was Oberleutnant zur See Hans Wulf Heckel who had 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 was attacked by Allied planes and sank shortly after. The wreck  rest today approximately three nautical miles southeast of Mommark on a depth of 30 meter.


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S-103

34,9 x 5,3,0 x 1,67 m
     
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109 grt Travemünde ( D ) 1940  ( D )

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


Picture: German Schnellboot
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"Schnellboot class 1939/1940 was the largest of fast attack boats produced in Germany for the Kriegsmarine.  Most of the more than 100 boats ever produced was lost under second world war, while the remaining few were given to the countries of Soviet Union, Norway and Denmark after the war"