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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 103 U 134

3)U 106



Ordered  24 May 1938


Laid down  26 Nov 1939 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 969)


Launched  17 Jun 1940


Commissioned 24 Sep 1940 Oblt. Jürgen Oesten (Knights Cross)


Commanders 

24 Sep 1940 - 19 Oct 1941 Kptlt. Jürgen Oesten (Knights Cross)


20 Oct 1941 - Apr 1943 Kptlt. Hermann Rasch (Knights Cross)


20 Jun 1943 - 2 Ago 1943 Oblt. Wolf-Dietrich Damerow


Career  

10 patrols 


24 Sep 1940 - 31 Dec 1940    2. Flottille (training)


1 Jan 1941 - 2 Ago 1943  2. Flottille (active service)


Successes 22 ships sunk, total tonnage 138,581 GRT


2 ships damaged, total tonnage 12,634 GRT


1 auxiliary warship damaged, total tonnage 8,246 GRT


1 warship damaged, total tonnage 31,100 tons


Fate. Sunk on 2 August 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 46.35N, 11.55W, by depth charges from a British and an Australian Sunderland aircraft (228 Sqn RAF/N & 461 Sqn RAAF/M). 22 dead and 36 survivors.


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-106 sank 6 ships with a total of 34,715 GRT


ALMKERK - TAPANOELI - ANDALUSIAN - SILVERYEW - CLAN MACDOUGALL - SACRAMENTO VALLEY

 


ALMKERK


TAPANOELI


 ANDALUSIAN


 SILVERYEW


 CLAN MACDOUGAL


 SACRAMENTO VALLEY


 

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