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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 103 U 134

13)U 129



Ordered 7 Aug 1939


Laid down 30 Jul 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 992)


Launched 28 Feb 1941


Commissioned 21 May 1941 Kptlt. Nicolai Clausen (Knights Cross)


Commanders

21 May 1941 - 13 May 1942 Kptlt. Asmus Nicolai Clausen (Knights Cross)


14 May 1942 - 8 Jul 1943    KrvKpt. Hans-Ludwig Witte (Knights Cross)


12 Jul 1943 -19 Jul 1944 Oblt. Richard von Harpe (German Cross in Gold)


Career

10 patrols


21 May 1941 - 30 Jun 1941  4. Flotille (training


1 Jul 1941 - 1 Jul 1944 2. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-129 sank 29 ships for a total of 143,748 GRT.


Fate: Decommissioned in August 1944 at Lorient and scuttled south-west of U-boat pen Keroman I on 18 August 1944. Wreck captured by US forces in May 1945 and handed over to France. Raised and broken up in 1946. 


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-129 sank 8 ships with a total 55,796 DWT.


GEORGE TORIAN - WEST ZEDA - LENNOX - MARY - STEEL AGE - ANADYR - EMPIRE HEATH - BAYOU


GEORGE TORIAN


WEST ZEDA


  LENNOX


MARY


STEEL AGE 


 ANADYR


 EMPIRE HEATH


BAYOU


 

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