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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 103 U 134

10)U 125



Ordered 7 Aug 1939


Laid down 10 May 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 988)


Launched 10 Dec 1940


Commissoned 03/Mar/1941 Kptlt. Günther Kuhnke (Knights Cross)


Commanders

3 March 1941 - 15 Dec 1941 Kptlt. Günther Kuhnke (Knights Cross)


15 Dec 1941 - 6 May 1943  Kptlt. Ulrich Folkers (Knights Cross)


Career

7 Patrols 


3 Mar 1941 - 1 Jul 1941   2. Flotille (training)


1 Jul 1941 -  6 May 1943 2. Flotille (active service)


Successes  U-125 sank 17 ships for a total of 82,873 GRT.


Sunk 6 May, 1943 east of Newfoundland, in position 52º30"N 45º20"W, by ramming by the British destroyer HMS Oribi and gunfire from the British corvette HMS Snowflake.


54 Dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net  


In the south Atlantic U-125 sank 6 ships with a total of 36,501 DWT.


BARON OGILVY - BRUYERE - EMPIRE AVOCET - KUMSANG - GLENDENE - ILORIN


 BARON OGILVY


 BRUYERE


 EMPIRE AVOCET


 KUMSANG (Sister ship KUTSANG)


 GLENDENE


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