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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

12)U 175



Ordered 23 Dec 1939


Laid down 30 jan 1941  AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1015)


Launched 2 Sep 1941 


Commissioned 05 Dec 41  Kptlt. Heinrich Bruns


Commanders  

5 Dec 1941 - 17 Apr 1943  KrvKpt. Heinrich Bruns (German Cross in Gold)


Career

3 patrols   


5 Dec 1941 - 31 Aug 1942 4. Flotille (training)


1 Sep 1942 - 17 apr 1943 10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-175 sank 10 ships with a total of 63,800 DWT.


All ships were sunk in the south Atlantic waters.


Fate: Sunk 17 April, 1943 south-west of Ireland, in position 47º53'N, 22º04'W, by depth charges and gunfire from the US Coast Guard cutter USS Spencer.


13 Dead


41 Survivors.


By www.uboat.net


NORFOLK - PREDSEDNIK KOPAJTIC - WEST CHETAC - TAMBOUR - ALCOA MARINER - ANEROID - CARIBSTAR - WILLIAM A. MC KENNEY - BENJANMIN SMITH - EMPIRE TENNYSON


 NORFOLK


 PREDSEDNIK KOPAJTIK


WEST CHETAC


 TAMBOUR


ALCOA MARINER


 ANEROID


CARIBSTAR


 WILLIAM A. MC KENNEY


BENJAMIN SMITH


 EMPIRE TENNYSON


 

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