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#371-35; Superstructure of the S-103.
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#371-24; Diver above the canon at the S-103.
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#371-10; Front of the superstructure at S-103.

S103

(Schnellboot)

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Updated 2nd. of Nov., 2004

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The time was 4th. of May, 1945. The total capitulation of the German Military Forces was just about to take place, when the German Torpedoboat, S103 was on its way from Svendborg to Flensburg with 32 men onboard. Through a hole in the clouds, a british warplane discovered the S103, east of Mommark (Als).

Soon S103 was under attack from several british warplanes, that had orders to shoot everything down that moved on the sea. Rockets and canonfire from the planes destroyed the 40mm canon onboard the S103, almost at once and a little sooner, the engines was damaged. Without beeing able to steer and defend the ship against the british planes, S103 found it's desterny and sank. Only 12 of the 32 men survived. They were picked up by a small fisherboat and transported to Mommark.

Today we find the wreck in a right up standing position, at a depth of 35 meters. It's about 30 meter in length, so it's not a big ship, but sure an interesting experience to dive.

 

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#373-05; Canon at the S-103.
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#373-26; Open hatch at the S-103.
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#192-25; Diver takes a look into the S-103.
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#373-21; Canon at the wreck of S-103.
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#371-21; Diver by the canon at the S-103.
   
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#373-23; The propeller is missing at the portside of the S-103.