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German submarine U-203

Index German submarine U-203

German submarine U-203 was a German Type VIIC submarine U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II. [1]

46 relations: AEG, Azores, Beam (nautical), Cape Farewell, Greenland, Captain lieutenant, Ceremonial ship launching, Convoy commodore, Convoy HG 73, Convoy HX 133, Convoy OG 69, Convoy SL 125, Deck gun, Diesel engine, Draft (hull), Fairey Swordfish, Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Greenland, Kapitänleutnant, Keel laying, Kiel, Kriegsmarine, Length overall, Liberty ship, List of Allied convoys during World War II by region, Motor–generator, Naval mine, Nazi Germany, Oberleutnant zur See, Propeller, Rolf Mützelburg, Saint-Nazaire, Ship commissioning, Ship's company, Submarine hull, Supercharger, Torpedo, Torpedo tube, Type VII submarine, U-boat, Wolfpack (naval tactic), Wolfpack Streitaxt, Wolfpack Ziethen, World War II, 1st U-boat Flotilla, 2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling, 8.8 cm SK C/35 naval gun.

AEG

Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft AG (AEG) (German: "General electricity company") was a German producer of electrical equipment founded as the Deutsche Edison-Gesellschaft für angewandte Elektricität in 1883 in Berlin by Emil Rathenau.

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Azores

The Azores (or; Açores), officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores (Região Autónoma dos Açores), is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal.

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Beam (nautical)

The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline.

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Cape Farewell, Greenland

Cape Farewell (Nunap Isua; Kap Farvel) is a headland on the southern shore of Egger Island, Nunap Isua Archipelago, Greenland.

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Captain lieutenant

Captain lieutenant or captain-lieutenant is a military rank, used in a number of navies worldwide and formerly in the British Army.

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Ceremonial ship launching

Ceremonial ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water.

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Convoy commodore

Convoy commodore also known as Commodore, convoys was the title of a civilian put in charge of the good order of the merchant ships in the British convoys used during World War II.

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Convoy HG 73

Convoy HG 73 was a trade convoy of merchant ships during the second World War.

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Convoy HX 133

Convoy HX 133 was the 133rd of the numbered series of World War II HX convoys of merchant ships from '''H'''alifa'''X''' to Liverpool.

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Convoy OG 69

Convoy OG 69 was a trade convoy of merchant ships during the second World War.

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Convoy SL 125

Convoy SL 125 was the 125th of the numbered series of World War II SL convoys of merchant ships from '''S'''ierra '''L'''eone to Liverpool.

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Deck gun

A deck gun is a type of naval artillery mounted on the deck of a submarine.

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Diesel engine

The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).

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Draft (hull)

The draft or draught of a ship's hull is the vertical distance between the waterline and the bottom of the hull (keel), with the thickness of the hull included; in the case of not being included the draft outline would be obtained.

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Fairey Swordfish

The Fairey Swordfish was a biplane torpedo bomber designed by the Fairey Aviation Company.

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Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft

Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft (often just called Germaniawerft, "Germania shipyard") was a German shipbuilding company, located in the harbour at Kiel, and one of the largest and most important builders of U-boats for the Kaiserliche Marine in World War I and the Kriegsmarine in World War II.

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Greenland

Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat,; Grønland) is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

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Kapitänleutnant

Kapitänleutnant, short: KptLt / in lists: KL, (Lang-en: Captain lieutenant) is an officer grade of the captains military hierarchy group of the German Bundeswehr.

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Keel laying

Laying the keel or laying down is the formal recognition of the start of a ship's construction.

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Kiel

Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 249,023 (2016).

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Kriegsmarine

The Kriegsmarine (literally "War Navy") was the navy of Germany from 1935 to 1945.

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Length overall

Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.

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Liberty ship

Liberty ships were a class of cargo ship built in the United States during World War II.

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List of Allied convoys during World War II by region

This is a List of Allied convoys during World War II by region.

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Motor–generator

A motor–generator (an M–G set) is a device for converting electrical power to another form.

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Naval mine

A naval mine is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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Oberleutnant zur See

Oberleutnant zur See (OLt zS or OLZS in the German Navy, Oblt.z.S. in the Kriegsmarine) is traditionally the first and highest Lieutenant grade in the German Navy.

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Propeller

A propeller is a type of fan that transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust.

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Rolf Mützelburg

Rolf Mützelburg (23 June 1913 – 11 September 1942) was a German U-boat commander during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

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Saint-Nazaire

Saint-Nazaire (Gallo: Saint-Nazère/Saint-Nazaer) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France, in traditional Brittany.

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Ship commissioning

Ship commissioning is the act or ceremony of placing a ship in active service, and may be regarded as a particular application of the general concepts and practices of project commissioning.

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Ship's company

A ship's company comprises all officers, non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel aboard a naval vessel.

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Submarine hull

A submarine hull has two major components, the light hull and the pressure hull.

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Supercharger

A supercharger is an air compressor that increases the pressure or density of air supplied to an internal combustion engine.

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Torpedo

A modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.

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Torpedo tube

A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.

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Type VII submarine

Type VII U-boats were the most common type of German World War II U-boat.

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U-boat

U-boat is an anglicised version of the German word U-Boot, a shortening of Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat".

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Wolfpack (naval tactic)

The term wolfpack refers to the mass-attack tactics against convoys used by German U-boats of the Kriegsmarine during the Battle of the Atlantic, and by submarines of the United States Navy against Japanese shipping in the Pacific Ocean in World War II.

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Wolfpack Streitaxt

Streitaxt (Battleaxe) was a wolfpack of German U-boats that operated during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic from 20 October to 2 November 1942.

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Wolfpack Ziethen

Ziethen was the name given to two wolfpacks of German U-boats that operated during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic in 1942, the first, larger and more successful was from 6 January 1942 to 22 January 1942, the second, smaller from 23 March to 29 March 1942.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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1st U-boat Flotilla

The 1st U-boat flotilla (German 1. Unterseebootsflottille) also known as the Weddigen flotilla, was the first operational U-boat unit in Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine (navy).

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2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling

The Flak 30 (Flugabwehrkanone 30) and improved Flak 38 were 20 mm anti-aircraft guns used by various German forces throughout World War II.

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8.8 cm SK C/35 naval gun

The 8.8 cm SK C/35SK - Schnelladekanone (quick loading cannon); C - Construktionsjahr (year of design) was a German naval gun used in World War II.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-203

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