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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 154 U 199

9)U 170



Ordered 15 Aug 1940


Laid down 21 may 1941 Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbaum AG, Bremen (werk 709)


Launched 6 Jun 1942


Commissioned 19/Jan/43 Kptlt. Günther Pfeffer


Commanders

19 Jan 1943 - Jul 1944  Kptlt. Günther Pfeffer


Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945 Oblt. (R) Hans-Gerold Hauber 


Career

4 patrols     


19 Jan 1943 - 31 may 1943  4. Flotille (training)


1 Jun 1943 - 31 Oct 1944 10. Flotille (active service)


1 Nov 1944 - 8 may 1945 33. Flotille ( active service)


Successes U-170  sank only one ship during her career, the Brazilian CAMPOS in the south Atlantic with 4,663 GRT


Fate: Transferred from HortenNorway to Loch Ryan 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight. (post-war Allied operation. Sunk on 30 Nov, 1945 in position 55º 44”N 07º 53”W.


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