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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

10)U 172



Ordered 23 Dec 1939


Laid down 11 Dec 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1012)


Launched 31 Jul 1941


Commissioned 05/Nov/41  Kptlt. Carl Emmermann (Oak Leaves)


Commanders

5 Nov 1941 - 31 Oct 1943  Kptlt. Emmermann (Knights Cross) 


1 Nov 1943 - 13 Dec 1943  Oblt. Hermann Hoffmann 


Career 

6 patrols       


5 Nov 1941 - 30 Apr 1942   4. Flotille  (training)


1 May 1942 - 13 Dec 1943 10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-172 sank 26 ships for a total of 152,080 GRT.


Fate: Sunk 13 December, 1943 in the mid-Atlantic after a 27 hour fight west of the Canary Islands, in position 26º29"N 29º58"W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue and by Destroyers USS Osmond Ingram and USS Du Pont.


13 Dead


46 Survivors.


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-172 sank 12 ships with a total of 98,225 DWT.


CHICKASAW CITY - FIRETHORN - PANTELIS - ORCADES - ALDINGTON COURT -LLANDILO - BENLOMOND - ALASKAN - VERNON CITY - HARMONIC - FORT CHILCOTIN - AFRICAN STAR


CHICKSAW CITY


 FIRETHORN


PANTELIS


 

 ORCADES


 ALDINGTON COURT


 LLANDILO


 BENLOMOND


ALASKAN


 VERNON CITY


 HARMONIC


 FORT CHILCOTIN


AFRICAN STAR


 

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