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FLORIDA KEYS Shipwrecks U-2513 German Submarine Wreck Key West
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The Divers Guide to Shipwrecks around the State of Florida and the Florida Keys. Includes over 240 illustrations comprised of 151 color photos, 83 black and white historical images, 8 dynamic u/w sketches.
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U-2513 Key West

The U-2513 was a 1600 ton, 252 foot long type XXI Germane submarine. This submarine had six bow torpedo tubes and carried 23 torpedoes. She also had a hydraulic torpedo loader which automatically loaded all six tubes in under twelve minutes. She was built by Blohm & Voss at Hamburg in 1944. She was powered by a diesel engine and had a 15 knot surface speed. This was the most advanced submarine Germany had ever produced. The U-2513 could stay submerged for eleven days at a time. 

The war ended before the U-2513 had made any war cruises. She was surrendered to the allies in May of 1945 at Horten, Norway. The submarine was then given to the United States for design evaluation. On October 7, 1951, after she was no longer of use to the Navy, she was towed 23 miles northwest of the Dry Tortugas where the Navy destroyer Robert Owens sank her as part of a firing test.

Today the sub rests with a starboard list in 214 feet of water, 95 miles off Key West. Hedge hogs can still be seen scattered in the sand around the wreck.
Remember penetration into any shipwreck should only be done by those with proper training, experience and wreck diving equipment. Scuba equipment like powerful dive lights, navigation reels, dive knives as well as redundant air supply like a pony bottle or doubles are standard gear for wreck divers.

Basic shipwreck information and images for this section of this site was taken with permission from the book Florida Shipwrecks by Daniel Berg. You are invited to submit your shipwreck related articles, images and information. As long as the text, photographs, sketches etc are of professional quality we will showcase them. Full credit will be provided and a same page link to your web site can be arranged.
 

 
 
 
 
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The Divers Guide to Shipwrecks around the State of Florida and the Florida Keys,

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By Dan and Denise Berg, 180 pages. Shipwrecks are an important complement to the natural coral reefs as a sport diving attraction in Florida. From the barley discernable ballast piles of the 1733 fleet to the almost perfectly intact modern ships sunk specifically as artificial reefs throughout the state, shipwrecks inspire an aura of mystery and fascination. Florida Shipwrecks is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the shipwrecks around the state of Florida. This downloadable ebook contains a wealth of enlightening information that gives the readers a nostalgic glimpse into the history and present condition of over 235 shipwrecks. Florida Shipwrecks includes over 240 illustrations comprised of 151 color photos, 83 black and white historical images, 8 dynamic u/w sketches. Divers , snorkelers, marine historians, armchair sailors or anyone with a general interest in history diving or the sea will surely find this ebook fascinating, as well as indispensable.

 

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