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20)U 185



Ordered 15 Aug 1940


Laid down 1 Jul 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1025)


Launched 2 Mar 1942


Commissioned 13 Jun 42 Kptlt. August Maus (Knighs Cross)


Commanders

13 Jun 1942 - 24 Aug 1943  Kptlt. August Maus (Knighs Cross)


Career

3 patrols         


13 Jun 1942 - 31 Oct 1943  4. Flotille (training)


1 Nov 1942 - 24 Aug 1943  10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-185 had 9 ships sunk for a total of 62,761 GRT


1 ship damaged for a total of 6,840 GRT


Fate. Sunk on 24 August 1943 in the North Atlantic west of the Canary Islands, in position 27º.00'N, 37º.06'W, by depth charges from an Avenger aircraft (VC-13 USN/T-5), assisted by two Wildcat aircraft (VC-13 USN), of the US escort carrier USS Core


29 Dead


22 Survivors


By www.uboat.net  


In the south Atlantic U-185 sank 6 ships for a total of 49,500 DWT


S.B.HUNT - WILLIAM B. THOMPSON - THOMAS SINNICKSON - JAMES ROBERTSON - FORT HALKETT - BAGÉ


S. B. HUNT


WILLIAM BOYCE THOMPSON


THOMAS SINNICKSON


JAMES ROBERTSON  (Sister ship JOSEPH HENRY)


 FORT HALKETT


 

BAGE


 

 

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