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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

4)U 159



Ordered 23 Dec 1939


Laid down 11 Nov 1940  AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1009)


Launched  1 Jul 1941


Commissioned 04/Oct/41 Kptlt. Helmut Witte (Knights Cross)


Commanders

4 Oct 1941 - 6 Jun 1943 Kptlt. Helmuth Friedrich Witte (Knights Cross)


7 Jun 1943 - 28 Jul 1943 Oblt. (R) Heinz Beckmann


Career

5 patrols           


4 Oct 1941 - 30 Apr 1942  4. Flotille (training)


1 May 1942 - 28 Jul 1943 10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-159 had 23 ships sunk for a total of 119,554 GRT


1 ship damaged for a total of 265 GRT


Fate: Sunk 28 July, 1943 in the Caribbean Sea, south of Haiti, in position 15.57N, 68.30W, by depth charges from an American Mariner aircraft (VP-32, P-1).


53 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-159 sank 11 ships with 63,653 DWT


EAST WALES - STAR OF SUEZ - CITY OF BOMBAY - STAR OF SCOTLAND - EMPIRE NOMAD - CLAN MAC TAVISH - BORINGIA - COLORADAN - ROSS - LAPLACE - LA SALLE


 EAST WALES


 STAR OF SUEZ


 CITY OF BOMBAY


 STAR OF SCOTLAND


 EMPIRE NOMAD


CLAN MACTAVISH


BORINGIA


COLORADAN


 ROSS


 LAPLACE


 LA SALLE


 

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