U 2513

Florida,North America

U 2513 was a type XXII uboat built at Blohm & Voss in Hamburg in 1944. She was launched 14.September 1944 and put under command of Kplt. Hans Bungards in 31.Unterseeboot flotille as a training boat. In April 1945 she was transferred to 11.Unterseeboot flotille in Norway under Fregattenkapitan Erich Topp. They surrendered at Horten 9.May 1945, and sailed to England. In all secrecy she then sailed to USA in August 1945 where she for years was studied and tested by the US Navy. In 1951 she was sunk under testing of new rocket weapons outside Key West 7.October 1951. The wreck rest today on a depth of 60 meter at Dry Tortugas southwest of Florida. 


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U 2513

251,8 x 26,3 x 20,9 f
     
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1621 displ ( surfaced ) Hamburg ( D ) 1944 ( US )

  24°52.015′N 83°18.594′W
( Source: Wikipedia )



Picture:  Type XXII class uboat U 2540
Today a museum in Bremerhaven,Germany
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