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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 103 U 134

1)U 103



Ordered - 24 May 1938


Laid down - 6 Sep 1939  AG Weser, Bremen (werk 966)


Launched - 12 Apr 1940


Commissioned 5 Jul 1940  Korvkpt. Victor Schütze (Knights Cross/Oak Leaves)


Commanders 

5 Jul 1940 - 12 Aug 1941  Korvkpt. Victor Schütze (Knights Cross/Oak Leaves)


15 Jul 1942 - 13 Mar 1944   Kptlt. Gustav-Adolf Janssen (German Cross in Gold)


23 Jan 1945 - 18 Feb 1945         Oblt. Heinz Murl


31 Mar 1945 - 15 Apr 1945         Oblt. Hans-Norbert Schunck


Career

11 patrols 


5 Jul 1940 - 1 Sep 1940 2. Flottille (training)


1 Sep 1940 - 1 Jan 1944 2. Flottille (active service)


1 Jan 1944 - 1 Mar 1944 24. Flottille (school boat)


Successes 45 ships sunk, total tonnage 237,596 GRT


3 ships damaged, total tonnage 28,158 GRT


Fate: Decommissioned on 13 March 1944 at Memel and later used as training hulk at Gotenhafen. In January 1945 transferred to Hamburg-Finkenwerder and used as power generating plant. Transferred to Kiel in April 1945. 

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Kiel. Wreck broken up.


By www.uboat.net  


During her period in action in the south Atlantic U-103 sank 12 merchants for a total of 82,367 DWT and 53,464 tons of cargo and 20 Spitfire aircrafts from British ELMDENE.


POLYANA - SAMSO - WRAY CASTLE - SURAT - DUNKWA - CITY OF WINCHESTER - CITY OF SHANGHAI - BRITISH GRENADIER - MARIONGA - RADAMES - WANGI WANGI - ELMDENE


 POLYANA


SAMSÖ


 WRAY CASTLE


 SURAT


 DUNKWA


 CITY OF WINCHESTER


 CITY OF SHAGHAI


 BRITISH GRENADIER


MARIONGA


 RADAMES


WANGI WANGI


 ELMDENE


 

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