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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 103 U 134

12)U 128



Ordered  7 Aug 1939


Laid down  10 Jul 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 991)


Launched  20 Feb 1941


Commissioned  12 May 1941 - KptLt Ulrich Heyse (Knights Cross)


Commanders  

12 May 1941 - 28 Feb 1943 KptLt Ulrich Heyse (Knight Cross)


1 Mar 1943 - 17 May 1943 OberLt Hermann Steinert


Career 

6 patrols   


12 May 1941 - 30 Nov 1941  2.Flotille (training) 


1 Dec 1941 - 17 May 1943  2.Flotille (active service)


Successes  12 ships sunk, total tonnage 83,639 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 17 May 1943 in the South Atlantic south of Recife, Brazil, in position 10.00S, 35.35W, by depth charges from two US Mariner aircraft (VP-74 USN/P-5 & P-6) and gunfire from the US destroyers USS Moffet and USS Jouett. 7 dead and 47 survivors.


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-128 sank 4 ship with a total of 32,585 DWT


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