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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

1)U 154



Ordered 25 Sep 1939


Laid down 21 Sep 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 996)


Launched 21 Apr 1941


Commissioned 02/Aug/1941 Korvkpt. Walther Kölle


Commanders 

2 Aug 1941 - 7 Oct 1942 KrvKpt. Walther Kölle


7 Oct 1942 - 8 Feb 1943 KrvKpt. Heinrich Schuch


8 Feb 1943 - 21 Jan 1944  Oblt. Oskar-Heinz Kusch


22 Jan 1944 -  3 Jul 1944   Oblt. Gerth Gemeiner


Career

8 patrols


2 Aug 1941 - 31 Jan 1942   4. Flotille (training)   


1 Feb  1942 -  3  Jul  1944  2. Flotille (active service)


 Successes U-154 sunk 10 ships for a total of 49,288 GRT


2 ships damaged for a total of 15,771 GRT, 1 ship a total loss for a total of 8,166 GRT


Fate: Sunk 3 July, 1944 west of Madeira, Portugal, in approximate position 34º00"N, 19º30"W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Inch and USS Frost.


57 Dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-154 Sank 2 ships and damaged two more with 21,382 DWT


CARDINAL GIBBONS - FLORIDA - JOHN WORTHINGTON - TOWER GRANGE


 CARDINAL GIBBONS


 FLORIDA


JOHN WORTHINGTON


 TOWER GRANGE


 

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