Sunday, September 20, 2020

Dubai Technical Divers plan to dive the U533 at 110m

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Mission: to dive the U-533 on open circuit and return alive and unharmed on June 9th2006

A group of divers from the Dubai Desert Sport Divers Club are planning an interesting technical dive on June 9th, on the U-533.

25 Apr, 1943
The boat was attacked by an American PBY-5A Catalina of VP-84/P-5. Three of U-533´s gun crew were injured by the

Catalina’s .30 cal. gunfire. They were: (Bootsmaat Buttkus, Matrosengefreiter Ludwig and Matrosengefreiter Fekken).

All of them went again out to sea and Buttkus and Ludwig perished with the boat the following October.

u533

a.      Depth 110 metres

b.      Surrounding seabed is sand

c.       Ocean environment – open sea, 40 km from nearest landmass

Technical information for type IXC/40

Displacement:
(tons)

1120 (sf)
1232 (sm)
1545 (total)

Length: (m)

76,76 oa
58,75 ph

Beam: (m)

6,86 oa
4,44 ph

Draught: (draft)

4,67 m

Height:

9,60 m

Power: (hp)

4400 (sf)
1000 (sm)

Speed:
(knots)

19 (sf)
7,3 (sm)

Range:
(miles / knots)

13850/10 (sf)
63/4 (sm)

Torpedoes:

22
4/2 (bow / stern tubes)

Mines:

44 TMA

Deck gun:

105/45
110 rounds

Crew:

48-56 men

Max depth:

ca. 230 m
(755 feet)

Displacement:
(tons)

1120 (sf)
1232 (sm)
1545 (total)

Length: (m)

76,76 oa
58,75 ph

Beam: (m)

6,86 oa
4,44 ph

Draught: (draft)

4,67 m

Height:

9,60 m

Power: (hp)

4400 (sf)
1000 (sm)

Speed:
(knots)

19 (sf)
7,3 (sm)

Range:
(miles / knots)

13850/10 (sf)
63/4 (sm)

Torpedoes:

22
4/2 (bow / stern tubes)

Mines:

44 TMA

Deck gun:

105/45
110 rounds

Crew:

48-56 men

Max depth:

ca. 230 m
(755 feet)

Trip report to follow after dive, by Peter Burge, team diver.

Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise Haithhttp://www.divasindubai.com
Sara-Lise is the former News Editor for DeeperBlue.com. She is based in Dubai.

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