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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

16)U 179



Ordered - 28 May 1940


Laid down - 15 Jan 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1019)


Launched - 18 Nov  1941


Commissioned 7 Mar 1942 KrvKpt. Ernst Sobe


Commanders

7 Mar 1942 - 8 Oct 1942 FrgKpt. Ernst Sobe


Career 

1 patrol       


7 Mar 1942 - 31 Aug 1942  4. Flotille (training)


1  Sep  1942 - 30 Sep 1942  10. Flotille (active service)


1 Oct 1942  -  8 Oct 1942  12. Flotille (active service)


Successes  U-179 had 1 ship sunk for a total of 6,558 GRT the British City of Athens.


Fate: Sunk 8 Oct 1942 in the South Atlantic near Cape Town, South Africa, in position 33º.28'S 17º.05'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Active.


61 dead (all hands lost).


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 CITY OF ATHENS


 

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