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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

21)U 195



Ordered 4 Nov 1940


Laid down 15 may 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1041)


Launched 8 Apr 1942


Commissioned 05 Sep 42 Kptlt. Heinz Buchholz


Commanders

5 Sep 1942 - 31 Mar 1943 Kptlt. Heinz Buchholz


16 Apr 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Friedrich Steinfeldt


Career

3 patrols   


5 Sep 1942 - 31 mar 1943  4. Flotille (training)


1 Apr 1943 - 1 Sep 1943  12. Flotille (active service)


1 May 1944 - 30 Sep 1944 12. Flotille (active service)


1 Oct 1944 - 5 May 1945  33. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-195 had 2 ships sunk for a total of 14,391 GRT


1 ship damaged for a total of 6,797 GRT


In the south Atlantic U-195 sank 2 ship with 18,500 DWT


1 ship damaged  with 8,000 DWT


Fate: Taken over by Japan at SurabajaIndonesia in May 1945 and became the Japanese submarine I 506 on 15 Jul 1945. Surrendered at Djakarta in August 1945. Broken up in 1947.

Post War information Surrendered by Japanese at Surabaya in August 1945. Scuttled by the Royal Navy in the Bali Sea, east of Kangean Island, on 15 February 1946, possibly by the cruiser HMS Sussex.


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