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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

3)U 156



Ordered 25 Sep 1939


Laid down 11 Oct 1940  AG Weser, Bremen (werk 998)


Launched  21 May 1941


Commissioned 04/Sep/41  KptLt Werner Hartenstein (Knights Cross)


Commanders  


4 Sep 1941 - 8 Mar 1943  KrvKpt Werner Hartenstein 


Career

5 patrols


4 Sep 1941 - 30 dec 1941  4. Flotille (training) 


1 Jan 1942 - 8 Mar 1943   2. Flotille (active service)


U-156 had 20 ships sunk for a total of 97,504 GRT


3 ships damaged for a total of 18,811 GRT


1 warship damaged for a total of 1,190 tons.


Fate: Sunk at 13:15hrs on 8 March, 1943 east of Barbados, in position 12º38”N 54º39”W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-53/P-1).


53 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-156 sank 3 ships with 21,540 DWT.


LACONIA - QUEBEC CITY - ALEGRETE


 LACONIA


 QUEBEC CITY


ALEGRETE


 

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