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S-Boats in the Kriegsmarine 1935 - 1945

Loss of "S 158"

"S 158" camouflaged in the cliffs off Šibenik - Picture: Archives H. Kloetzke

"S 158" on 25.10.1944 off Šibenik hit by a bomb from an aircraft - Pictures: Archiv Kloetzke

The boat "S 158" was hit by a bomb from an aircraft on 25.10.1944 off Šibenik/Kroatia and was laying with its quarter looming over the surface of the sea at a cliff. One torpedo was slung up among the trees by the power of the exploding bomb. To men were killed in action, to were lightly and four men heavily injured.

Since a salvage would not have paid out, the wreck was blown up the next day. It lays at a depth of 40 m and was found by divers of the Diver's Club Š ibenik in 2014 according to different documents and photographs were taken and films made.

The Photograph shown below were sent to us by Mr. Danijel Frka.

Diving to the Wreck "S 158" - Picture: Danijel Frka


Wreck of "S 158" at a depth of 40 m off Sibenik - Picture: danas.hr


Framing of "S 158" - Picture: 22portal.hr

Stern of "S 158" - Picture: Danijel Frka

Bow of "S 158" - Picture: Danijel Frka