German submarine U-883

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-883
Ordered: 2 April 1942
Builder: DeSchiMAG AG Weser, Bremen
Laid down: 27 July 1943
Launched: 28 April 1944
Commissioned: 27 March 1945
Fate: Surrendered at Cuxhaven, 8 May 1945
Sunk in Operation Deadlight, December 1945
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Type IXD/42 submarine
Displacement: 1,616 t (1,590 long tons) surfaced
1,804 t (1,776 long tons) submerged
2,150 t (2,116 long tons) total
Length: 87.58 m (287 ft 4 in) total
68.5 m (224 ft 9 in) pressure hull
Beam: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in) total
4.4 m (14 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Draft: 5.35 m (17 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
Speed: 19.2 knots (35.6 km/h; 22.1 mph) surfaced
6.9 knots (12.8 km/h; 7.9 mph) submerged
Complement: 55-63 men
Armament:
Service record
Part of: 4th U-boat Flotilla
(27 March 1945–8 May 1945)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Johannes Uebel
(27 March 1945–8 May 1945)
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-883 was a Type IXD/42 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in World War II.

Designed in 1942, U-883 was the only commissioned IXD/42, similar to the IXD, but with increased engine power (increased from 4400 to 5400 ehp).

Commissioned in March 1945, only weeks before the German capitulation, U-883 was surrendered at Cuxhaven on 8 May 1945. She was sunk in December as part of Operation Deadlight.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 114.

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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Coordinates: 55°43′59″N 8°40′01″W / 55.733°N 8.667°W / 55.733; -8.667