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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 103 U 134

5)U 108



Ordered - 24 May 1938


Laid down 27 dec 1939 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 971)


Launched - 15 Jul 1940


Commissioned 22 Oct 1940  Kptlt. Klaus Scholtz (Knights Cross, Oak Leaves)


Commanders

22 Oct 1940 - 14 Oct 1941 KrvKpt. Klaus Scholtz (Knights Cross)


Oct 1942 - Oct 1942 Oblt. Erich Hilsenitz


15 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1943 KrvKpt. Ralf-Reimar Wolfram     


17 Oct 1943 -11 Apr 1944  Oblt. Matthias Brunnig


Career

11 patrols   


22 Oct 1940 - 31 Jan 1941  2. Flottille (training)


1 Feb 1941 - 31 Aug 1943   2. Flottille (active service)


1 Sep 1943 - 11 Apr 1944   8. Flottille (training) 


Successes 25 ships sunk, total tonnage 118,722 GRT


1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 16,644 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 11 April 1944 in pontoon dock at the U-boat base in Stettin by bombs during US air raid (8th AF). Raised and decommissioned on 17 July 1944. Scuttled on 24 April 1945 in the Oder River near Swinemünde. Wreck raised by Soviets in summer 1946 and probably scrapped at Stettin.


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-108 sank 2 ships with a total of 11,274 GRT.


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