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13)U 176



Ordered 23 Dec 1939


Laid down 6 Feb 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1016)


Launched 12 Sep 1941 


Commissioned 15/Dec/41 Kptlt. Reiner Dierksen


Commanders

15 Dec 1941 - 15 May 1943 KrvKpt. Reiner Dierksen (German Cross in Gold)


Career

3 patrols   


15 Dec 1941 - 31 Jul 1942  4. Flotille (training)


1 Ago 1941 - 15 May 1943 10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-176 sank 11 ships for a total of 53,307 GRT.


Fate: Sunk 15 May, 1943 north-east of Havana, in position 23º21"N 80º18"W, by depth charges from the Cuban patrol boat CS 13.


53 dead (all hands lost) 


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-176 sank 3 ships for a total of 19,718 DWT.


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