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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

24)U 198



Ordered 4 Nov 1940


Laid down 1 Aug 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1044)


Launched 15 Jun 1942


Commissioned 3 Nov 1942 Fregkpt. Werner Musenberg *


Commanders

3 Nov 1942 15 Jan 1944 Kpt. Werner Hartmann (Knights Cross)


21 Jan 1944 12 Aug 1944 Oblt. Burkhard Heusinger von Waldegg


Career

2 patrols            


3 Nov 1942 31 Mar 1943   4. Flottille (training)


1 Apr 1943 12 Aug 1944   12. Flottille (active service)


Successes 11 ships sunk, total tonnage 59,690 GRT


Fate Sunk 12 Aug 1944 near the Seychelles, in position 03º.35'S, 52º.49'E, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Findhorn and the Indian sloop HMIS Godavari. 66 dead (all hands lost).


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In South Atlantic U-198 sank 3 ships with 16,620 DWT


DUMRA - NORTHMOOR - COLUMBINE


 DUMRA


 NORTHMOOR


 COLUMBINE


 

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