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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

22)U 196



Ordered 4 Nov 1940


Laid down  10 Jun 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1042)


Launched 24 Apr 1942


Commissioned 11 Sep 1942 Kptlt. Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat (Knights Cross)


Commanders

11 Sep 1942 21 Sep 1944 KrvKpt. Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat (Knights Cross)


1 Oct 1944 1 Dec 1944 Oblt. Werner Striegler


Career 

3 patrols


11 Sep 1942 31 Mar 1943   4. Flottille (training)


1 Apr 1943 30 Sep 1944   12. Flottille (active service)


1 Oct 1944 1 Dec 1944   33. Flottille (active service)


Successes 3 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,739 GRT


In south Atlantic U 196 sank one British ship NAILSEA MEADOW with 4,962 GRT


Fate Missing since 1 Dec 1944 near the Sunda Straits south of Java, exact position unknown, possibly because of a diving accident. 65 dead (all hands lost).


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 NAILSEA MEADOW


 

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