German submarine U-708

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-708
Ordered: 6 August 1940
Builder: H. C. Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg
Yard number: 772
Laid down: 31 March 1941
Launched: 24 March 1942
Commissioned: 24 July 1942
Fate: Scuttled on 3 May 1945 in Wilhelmshaven
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Type VIIC submarine
Displacement: 769 tonnes (757 long tons) surfaced
871 t (857 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft 2 in) o/a
50.5 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) o/a
4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Height: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Draft: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)
Installed power: 2 × supercharged Germania-Werft 6 cylinder, four-stroke F46 diesel engines
2 × CL RP 137/c electric motors
Propulsion: 2 × shafts
2 × 1.23 m (4 ft 0 in) propellers
Speed: 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) surfaced
7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged
Range: 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 ft)
Complement: 44–60 officers & ratings
Armament:

German submarine U-708 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

Ordered 6 August 1940, she was laid down 31 March 1941 and launched 24 March 1942. She was used only for training, and was captained by four different commanders during her 3-year life. She was scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven and her wreck was broken up in 1947.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 72-74.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 

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