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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

25)U 199



Ordered - 4 Nov 1940


Laid down - 10 Oct 1941  AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1045)


Launched - 10 Jul 1942


Commissioned - 28 Nov 1942 Kptlt. Hans-Werner Kraus (Knights Cross)


Commanders - 28 Nov 1942 - 31 Jul 1943 Kptlt.Hans-Werner Kraus (Knights Cross) 


Career

1 patrol           


28 Nov 1942 - 30 Apr 1943 4. Flotille (training)


1 May 1943 - 31 Jul 1943  12. Flotille (active service)


Successes - 2 ships sunk, total tonnage 4,181 GRT, both in the South Atlantic


Fate: Sunk 31 July 1943 in the South Atlantic east of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in position 23º.54'S, 42º.54'W, by depth charges from one American Mariner aircraft (VP-74) and two Brazilian aircraft (Catalina and Hudson). 49 dead and 12 survivors.


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