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German submarine U-133 (1941)
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) ↑
871 t (857 long tons) ↓[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 (20.4 mph; 32.8 km/h) ↑
7.6 knots (8.7 mph; 14.1 km/h) ↓[1]
Range: 8,500 nmi (15,700 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h) ↑
80 nmi (150 km) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h) ↓[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 the Nazi German Kriegsmarine for service during World War II. She was laid down on 10 August 1940 by Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack as Werk 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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Coordinates: 37°50′N 23°35′E / 37.833°N 23.583°E / 37.833; 23.583

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