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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

12)U-514



Ordered 14 Feb 1940


Laid down 29 Apr 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 310)


Launched 18 Nov 1941


Commissioned 24 Jan 42  Kptlt. Hans Jürgen Auffermann


Commanders

24 Jan 1942 - 8 Jul 1943 Kptlt. Hans-JürgenAuffermann (German Cross in Gold) 


Career

4 patrols


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


1 Sep 1942 - 8 Jul 1943 10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-514 had 4 ships sunk for a total of 16,329 GRT


2 ships damaged for a total of 13,551 GRT


2 ships a total loss for a total of 8,202 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 8 July 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of La Coruna, Spain, in position 43º.37'N, 08º.59'W, by rockets from a British Liberator  aircraft (224 Sqn RAF/R). 54 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-514 sank 2 ships and one damaged for a total of 13,890 GRT


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