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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

1)U-201



Ordered 23 Sep 1939


Laid down 20 Jan 1940 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel


Launched 7 Dec 1940


Commissioned 25 Jan 41 Oblt. Adalbert Schnee (Oak Leaves)


Commanders


25 Jan 1941 - 24 Aug 1942 Kptlt Adalbert Schnee (Knights Cross)


25 Aug 1942 - 17 Feb 1943 Oblt. Günther Rosenberg   


Career

9 patrols


25 Jan 1941 - 1 Apr 1941  1. Flotille (training)


1 Apr 1941 - 17 Feb 1943 1.Flotille (active service)


Successes 22 ships sunk for a total of 102,697 GRT


2 auxiliary warships sunk for a total of 5,700 GRT


2 ships damaged for a total of 13,386 GRT


In the south Atlantic U-201 sank 1 merchant, ALCOA TRANSPORT and 1 warship from Royal Navy, HMS LAERTES for a total of 2,629 GRT


Fate: Sunk 17 Feb, 1943 in North Atlantic, in position 50º50"N 40º50"W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Viscount.


49 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


ALCOA TRANSPORT


 HMS LAERTES T-137 (ROYAL NAVY) (Sister ship)


 

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