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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

7)U 162



Ordered 25 Sep 1939


Laid down 19 Apr 1940  Deutsche Schif und Maschinenbaum AG, Bremen (werk 701)


Launched 1 Mar 1941 


Commissioned 09/Sep/41 Fregkpt. Jürgen Wattenberg


Commanders

9 Sep 1941 - 3 Sep 1942 Fregkpt. Jürgen Wattenberg


Career

3 patrols         


9 Sep 1941 - 3 Sep 1942   4. Flotille (training) 


1 Feb 1942 - 3 Sep 1942   2. Flotille (active service) 


Successes  U-162 a type IX-C had 14 ships sunk for a total of 82,027 GRT


Fate: Sunk 3 Sept, 1942 in the mid-Atlantic north-east of Trinidad, in position 12º21"N 59º29"W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Vimy, HMS Pathfinder and HMS Quentin.


2 Dead 


49 Survivors


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-162 sank 5 ships for a total of 16,772 GRT.


MONT LOUIS - FRANK SEAMANS - EASTERN SWORD - FLORENCE M DOUGLAS - PARNAHYBA


 MONT LOUIS


 

FRANK SEAMANS


EASTERN SWORD


 FLORENCE M. DOUGLAS


PARNAHYBA


 

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