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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

11)U-513




Ordered 14 Feb 1940


Laid down 26 Apr 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 309)


Launched 29 Oct 1941


Commissioned 10 Jan 42 Korvkpt. Rolf Rüggeberg


Commanders

10 Jan 1942 - 14 May 1943 Korvkpt. Rolf Rüggeberg


15 May 1943 - 19 Jul 1943 Kptlt. Friedrich Guggenberger (Knights Cross)


Career

4 patrols


10 Jan 1942 - 31 Aug 1942 4. Flotille (training)


1 Sep 1942 - 19 Jul 1943 10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-513 had 6 ships sunk for a total of 29,940 GRT


2 ships damaged for a total of 13,177 GRT


Fate: Sunk 19 July, 1943 in the South Atlantic south-east of Sao Francisco do Sul, in position 27º17"S 47º32"W, by depth charges from a US Mariner aircraft (VP-74/P-5).


46 Dead


7 Survivors


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-513 had 4 ships sunk for a total of 17,151GRT and 1 Ship damaged  with 6,003GRT. VENEZIA - AMERICAN EAGLE - TUTOIA - ELIHU WASHBURNE - RICHARD CASWELL


 VENEZIA


AMERICAN EAGLE


TUTOIA


ELIHU WASHBURNE


RICHARD CASWELL


 

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