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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

15)U 178



Ordered 28 May 1940


Laid down 24 Dec 1940 AG weser, Bremen (werk 1018)


Launched 25 Oct 1941


Commissioned 14 Feb 42 Fregkpt. Hans Ibekken


Commanders 

14 Feb 1942 - 21 Feb 1943  Kpt.  Hans Ibekken


22 Feb 1943 - 25  Nov 1943 KrvKpt. Wilhelm Dommes (Knights Cross)


25 Nov 1943 - 25 Aug 1944 Kptlt. Wilhelm Spahr (German Cross in Gold)


Career

3 patrols     


14 Feb 1942 - 31 aug 1942 4. Flotille (training)


1 Sep 1942 - 31 Oct 1942 10. Flotille (active service)


1 Nov 1942 - 1 aug 1944 12. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-178 had 13 ships sunk for a total of 87,030 GRT


1 ship damaged for a total of 6,348 GRT


Fate: Scuttled 25 Aug, 1944 at BordeauxFrance as she was not seaworthy in time to escape the Allied advance. Broken up in 1947.


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-178 sank 3 ships with 35,679 DWT.


DUCHESS OF ATHOLL - MENDOZA - SALABANGKA

 DUTCH OF ATHOLL


 

 MENDOZA


SALABANGKA


 

 

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