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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 103 U 134

11)U 126



Ordered 7 Aug 1939


Laid down 1 Jun 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 989)


Launched 31 Dec 1940


Commissioned 22 Mar 1941 Kptlt. Ernst Bauer (Knights Cross)


Commanders

22 Mar 1941 - 28 Feb 1943 Kptlt. Ernst Bauer (Knights Cross)


1 Mar 193 - 3 Jul 1943  Oblt. Siegfried Kietz


Career

6 patrols 


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


1 Jul 1941 - 3 Jul 1942 2. Flotille  (active service)


Successes U-126 sank 24 for a total of 111,564 GRT


1 warship sunk for a total of 450 tons (lost aboard transport ships)


5 ships damaged for a total of 37,501 GRT


2 ships a total loss for a total of 14,173 GRT


Fate: Sunk 3 July, 1943 north-west of Cape OrtegalSpain, in position 46º02"N 11º23"W, by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 172/R).


55 Dead (all hands lost).


By www. uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-126 sank 10 ships with a total of 79,630 DWT and damaged one with 9,233 DWT


PERU - BRITISH MARINER - HOEGH GIANT - NEW TORONTO - GEORGE THATCHER - FLORA MC DONALD - LEHIGH - OUED GROU - STANDELA - NAILSEA MANOR


 PERU


 BRITISH MARINER


 HOEGH GIANT 


 NEW TORONTO


 GEORGE THATCHER Sister ship Patrick Henry. (USA)


FLORA MAC DONALD


LEHIGH


 OUED GROU


 STANDELLA


 

NAILSEA MANOR


 

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