U-176 - a large ocean-going German submarine type IX-C , from the Second World War . The order for the construction of the boat was given to the shipbuilding company AG Weser in Bremen on December 23, 1939 . The boat was laid down on February 6, 1941 under building number 1016, launched on September 12, 1941, and on December 15, 1941, under the command of Captain-Lieutenant Reiner Dirksen, it became part of the 4th Flotilla training. August 1, 1942 became part of the 10th flotilla . The boat made 3 military campaigns, in which it sank 10 ships (45,850 gt ) and damaged one ship (7,457 gt ). May 15, 1943 sunk to the north-east of Havana in the area with coordinates depth charges of the Cuban patrol ship CS-13 . All 53 crew members were killed.
|Flag state||Third Reich|
|Port of registry||Kiel (city)|
|Launching||September 12, 1941|
|Withdrawn from the fleet||May 15, 1943|
|Current status||sunk northeast of Havana|
|Type of ship||type IXC|
|Speed (surface)||18.3 knots|
|Speed (underwater)||7.3 knots|
|Immersion depth||230 meters|
|Crew||48 - 56 people|
|Surface displacement||1,120 t|
|Underwater displacement||1,540 t|
|The length is the greatest|
(on design basis)
|The width of the body naib.||6.76 m|
(on design basis)
|9-cylinder 4-stroke "MAN" M9V40 / 46 2x2 200|
Electric motor SSW GU345 / 34 2x370
|Artillery||1 x 10.5 cm L / 45|
|6 TA caliber 533 mm, 22 torpedoes or 66 mines|
|Air defense||1 x 3.7 cm Flak, 1 x 2 cm Flak|
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