German submarine U-708

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-708
Operator: Kriegsmarine
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
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
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: 5 × 53.3 cm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, one aft) with 14 torpedoes
8.8 cm (3.5 in) deck gun
various AA guns

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.

Sources[edit]

Uboat.net - http://uboat.net/boats/u708.htm