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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 103 U 134

14)U 130



Ordered 7 Aug 1939


Laid down 20 Aug 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 993)


Launched 14 Mar 1941


Commissioned 11 Jun 41 Korvkpt. Ernst Kals (Knights Cross)


Commanders 

11 Jun 1941 - 1 Jan 1943 KrvKpt.  Ernst Kals (Knights Cross)


7 Feb 1943 - 12 Mar 1943 Oblt. Siegfied Keller


Career 

6 patrols 


11 Jun 1941 - 31 Aug 1941  4. Flotille (training)


1 Sep 1941 - 30 Nov 1941 2. Flotille (training)


1 Dec 1941 - 12 Mar 1943 2. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-130 a IX-C type had 21 ships sunk for a total of 127,608 GRT.


3 auxiliary warships sunk for a total of 34,407 GRT


1 ship damaged for a total of 6,986 GRT


Fate: Sunk 12 Mar 1943 west of the Azores, in position 37º10"N 40º21"W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Champlin.


53 Dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-130 sank 7 ships with 72,556 DWT


BEECHWOOD - VIKING STAR - DANMARK - ELMWOOD - TANKEXPRESS - MALMANGER - MIRLO 


 BEECHWOOD


 VIKING STAR


 DANMARK


 ELMWOOD


 TANKEXPRESS


 MALMANGER


 MIRLO


 

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