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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 103 U 134

4)U 107



Ordered - 24 May 1938


Laid down - 6 Dec 1939 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 970)


Launched - 2 Jul 1940


Commissioned 08 Oct 1940 Kptlt. Günther Hessler


Commanders

8 Oct 1940 - 10 Dec 1941  KrvKpt. Günter Hessler (Knights Cross)


1 Dec 1941 - 6 Jun 1943    Kptlt. Harald Gelhaus (Knights Cross) 


Jul 1943 - Aug 1944 Kptlt. Volker Simmermacher  


Aug 1944 - 18 Aug 1944 Ltn. (R) Karl-Heinz Fritz


Career 

13 patrols 


8 Oct 1940 - 31 Dec 1940. 2. Flotille (training)


1 Jan 1941 - 18 aug 1944  2. Flotille (active service)


Successes 37 ships sunk, total tonnage 207,375 GRT


2 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 10,411 GRT


3 ships damaged, total tonnage 17,392 GRT


1 auxiliary warship damaged, total tonnage 8,246 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 18 August 1944 in the Bay of Biscay south-west of St. Nazaire, in position 46.46N, 03.49W, by depth charges from a British Sunderland aircraft (201 Sqn RAF/W). 58 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-107 sank 11 ships with a total of 81,422 GRT.


LASSEL - MARISA - PIAKO - COLONIAL - PAPALEMOS - SIRE - ALFRED JONES - ADDA - PANDIAS - JOHN HOLT - ANDALUCIA STAR


 LASSEL


MARISA


 PIAKO


 COLONIAL


PAPALEMOS


  SIRE (Sister ship CORABELLA)


 ALFRED JONES


 ADDA


 PANDIAS


 JOHN HOLT


 ANDALUCIA STAR


 

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