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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 103 U 134

6)U 109



Ordered. 24 May 1938


Laid down 9 Mar 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 972)


Launched. 14 Sep 1940


Commissioned 05 Dec 1940 Korvkpt. Hans-Georg Fischer


Commanders

5 Dec 1940 - 4 Jun 1941 KrvKpt. Hans Georg Fischer


5 Jun 1941 - 31 Jan 1943 Kptlt. Heinrich Bleichrodt (Knights Cross)


1 Mar 1943 - 4 May 1943 Oblt. Joachim Schramm


Career

9 patrols 


5 Dec 1940 - 30 Apr 1941 2. Flotille (training)   


1 May 1941 - 4 May 1943 2. Flotille (active service)


Successes - 12 ships sank for a total of 79,969 GRT and damaged one ship of 6,548 GRT.


Fate: Sunk 4 May, 1943 south of Ireland, in position 47º22"N 22º40"W, by 4 depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 86/P).


52 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net  


In the south Atlantic U-109 sank 6 ships with a total of 41,426 GRT


HMS LAERTES - ARTHUR SEWALL - VIMEIRA - OCEAN MIGHT - TUSCAN STAR - PETERTON


 HMS LAERTES (Sister ship)


 ARTHUR M SEWALL


  VIMEIRA


  OCEAN MIGHT (Sister ship Ocean Vanguard)


 TUSCAN STAR


 PETERTON


 

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