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U-513 was a German U-boat of the Kriegsmarine in World War two. The U-boat was from the Type IXC and her first commander was the corvette captain "Rolf Rüggeberg", later the captain lieutenant "Friedrich Guggenberger". The commissioning was on the 10th January 1942 and had a length of 76m, a width of 6m and a height of 9m. Maximum speed over water: 18.3 knots (33.9 km/h; 21.1 mph) and maximum speed under water: 7.7 knots (14.3 km/h; 8.9 mph). She had a armament of 6×533mm torpedo tubes, of 1×105mm deck gun, of 1×37mm AA gun and of 1×20mm AA gun.
After her commissioning, U-513 was under the command of "Rolf Rüggeberg" and joined the 4th U-boat Flotilla at Stettin, for test operations and training maneuvers. Then, the U-boat joined the 10th U-boat Flotilla and began her first war patrol on the 7th August 1942. She left the port of Kiel and operated in the Baltic Sea and in the North Atlantic. During her patrol, U-513 torpedoed two ships ("Saganaga" and "Lord Strathcona") with a total of 12,789 GRT and damaged the British cargo ship "Ocean Vagabond" (7,174 GRT). After 76 days, the U-boat arrived her new home port at Lorient (France), on 22nd October 1942. Second patrol: she left Lorient on 28th November 1942 and operated in the Middle Atlantic, but torpedoed no ship. After 20 days, U-513 returned to her home port, on 18th December 1942. Third patrol: the U-boat left Lorient on 20th February 1943 and operated again in the Middle Atlantic, but torpedoed no ship. After 53 days, she returned to Lorient, on 14th April 1943. Fourth patrol: U-513 was under the command of "Friedrich Guggenberger" and left Lorient on 18th May 1943. The U-boat operated in the South Atlantic and off the coast of South America. During her patrol, she torpedoed four ships ("Venezia", "Tutoya", "Elihu B. Washburne" and "Richard Caswell") with a total of 17,151 GRT. In addition, U-513 also damaged the American tanker "Eagle" (6,003 GRT). After 62 days, the U-boat was attacked by a Martin PBM Mariner bomber with depth charges and sank, on 19th July 1943. 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇