List of all U-boats

U-903

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered16 Jul 1942
Laid down25 Aug 1942 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 329)
Launched17 Jul 1943
Commissioned4 Sep 1943Ltnt. Hans Hellmann
Commanders
4 Sep 1943 - 14 Dec 1943  Oblt. Hans Hellmann
15 Dec 1943 - 24 Apr 1945  Oblt. Otto Fränzel
25 Apr 1945 - 5 May 1945  Kptlt. Otto Tinschert
Career
No patrols
4 Sep 1943-19 Feb 1945  23. Flottille (training)
20 Feb 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in the Gelting Bay. Wreck broken up in 1947.

Final location

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-903 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Adventures

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German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth