German submarine U-133 (1941)

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-133
Ordered: 7 August 1939
Builder: Vegesacker Werft GmbH, Bremen-Vegesack[1]
Cost: 4.760.000 Reichsmark[1]
Yard number: 12[1]
Laid down: 10 August 1940
Launched: 28 April 1941[1]
Commissioned: 5 July 1941[1]
Fate: Sunk, 14 March 1942[1]
General characteristics
Type: Type VIIC submarine
Displacement: 769 tonnes (757 long tons) surfaced
871 t (857 long tons) submerged[1]
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft 2 in) o/a
50.5 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull[1]
Beam: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) o/a
4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull[1]
Draft: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)[1]
Propulsion: 2 × supercharged MAN 6-cylinder 4-stroke M6V 40/46 diesel engines, totalling 2,800–3,200 bhp (2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × BBC GG UB 720/8 electric motors, totalling 750 shp (560 kW) and max rpm: 296[1]
Speed: 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) surfaced
7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged[1]
Range: 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
80 nautical miles (150 km; 92 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged[1]
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 ft)[1]
Complement: 44–52 officers & ratings[1]
Armament: 5 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, one stern)
14 × torpedoes or 26 TMA mines
1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun (220 rounds)
Various AA guns[1]

German submarine U-133 was a Type VIIC U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II. She was laid down on 10 August 1940 by Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack as yard number 12, launched on 28 April 1941 and commissioned on 5 July that year. [1]

U-133 sank after striking a mine, probably a German one, off Salamis Island on 14 March 1942. All hands were lost in the event.[1]

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Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Gröner 1985.
Bibliography
  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). "Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945". Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German) IV (Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler). ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). "U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher". Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe, 1815-1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). pp. 72–83. ISBN 3763748024. 

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Coordinates: 37°50′N 23°35′E / 37.833°N 23.583°E / 37.833; 23.583