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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

5)U 160



Ordered 23 Dec 1939


Laid down 21 Nov 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1010)


Launched 12 Jul 1941


Commissioned 16/Oct/41 Oblt. Georg Lassen (Oak Leaves)


Commanders

16 Oct 1941 - 14 Jun 1943 Kptlt. Georg Lassen (Knights Cross)


15 Jun 1943 - 14 Jul 1943 Oblt. Gerd von Pommer-Esche


Career

5 patrols   


16 Oct 1941 - 28 Feb 1942 4. Flotille (training)


1 Mar 1942 - 14 Jul 1943 10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-160 had 26 ships sunk for a total of 156,082 GRT


5 ships damaged for a total of 34,419 GRT


Fate: Sunk 14 Jul 1943 south of the Azores, in position 33º54"N 27º13"W, by aerial torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (from VC-29) of the US escort carrier USS Santee.


57 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-160 sank 7 ships with a total of 36,271 GRT


TELAMON - PRESCODOC - CITY OF RIPON - ROGER B TANEY - MARIETTA E.-NIRPURA - EMPIRE MAHSEER


TELAMON


 PRESCODOC


 CITY OF RIPON


ROGER B. TANEY


 

 

 MARIETTA E. (Sister ship PRIMROSE HILL)


 NIRPURA


  EMPIRE MAHSEER (Seen as former LIBERTY HILL)


 

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