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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

8)U 164



Ordered 25 Sep 1939


Laid down 20 Jun 1940  Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 703)


Launched 1 May 1941


Commissioned 28/nov/41  Korvkpt. Otto Fechner


Commanders

28 Nov 1941 - 6 Jan 1943 Korvkpt. Otto Fechner


Career

2 patrols     


28 Nov 1941 - 31 Jul 1942  4.0 Flotille (training)


1 Ago 1941 - 6 Jan 1943  10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-164 had 3 ships sunk for a total of 8,133 GRT


Fate: Sunk 6 Jan, 1943 in the South Atlantic north-west of Pernambuco, in position 01º58"S, 39º22"W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-83/P-2).


54 Dead.


2 Survivors.


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-164 sank the Swedish merchant BRAGELAND with 4,680 DWT.


 BRAGELAND


 

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