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U BOATS SUNK IN SOUTH ATLANTIC U 066 - U 513

20)U-403



Ordered              23 Sep 1939


Laid down           20 May 1940      Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 104)


Launched            26 Feb 1941  


Commissioned 25 Jun 1941        Oblt. Heinz-Ehlert Clausen


Commanders   

25 Jun 1941        -              15 Jun 1943                        Kptlt. Heinz-Ehlert Clausen

16 Jun 1943        -              18 Aug 1943                       Kptlt. Karl-Franz Heine


Career

8 patrols             

25 Jun 1941        -              31 Aug 1941         5. Flottille (training)

1 Sep 1941          -              30 Jun 1942          7. Flottille (active service)

1 Jul 1942            -              28 Feb 1943          11. Flottille (active service)

1 Mar 1943         -              18 Aug 1943         9. Flottille (active service)


Successes           2 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,946 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 18 August 1943 in the Atlantic south of Dakar, in position 13.42N, 17.36W, by depth charges from a French Wellington aircraft (344 Sqn RAF/HZ697). 49 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, June 1993).


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The above artistic rendition shows a Vickers Wellington which sank U-403


 

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