|Ordered||14 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||26 Apr 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 309)|
|Launched||29 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||10 Jan 1942||Korvkpt. Rolf Rüggeberg|
|Successes||6 ships sunk, total tonnage 29,940 GRT|
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,177 GRT
Sunk 19 July, 1943 in the South Atlantic south-east of Sao Francisco do Sul, in position 27.17S, 47.32W, by depth charges from a US Mariner aircraft (VP-74/P-5). 46 dead and 7 survivors.
Attacks on this boat
3 Apr 1943
The boat was attacked by a British Hudson aircraft (RAF Sqdn 233 / U) with 2 bombs north of the Canary Islands and suffered minor damage. (Sources: Rohwer)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
The wreck of the U-513, sunk off Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil on 19 July 1943 has been located. The boat was located by the Schurmann family. They have a nice website, u-513.com, dealing with the discovery. The boat apparently lies in 75 meters of water. You can also see our map of the South Atlantic for its position.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-513 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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