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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

13)U-515



Ordered 14 Feb 1940


Laid down 8 May 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 311)


Launched 2 Dec 1941


Commissioned 21 Feb 42 Oblt. Werner Henke (Oak Leaves)


Commanders 

21 Feb 1942 - 9 Apr 1944 Kptlt. Werner Henke (Knights Cross)


Career

7 patrols 


21 Feb 1942 - 31 Aug 1942 4. Flotille (training)


1 Sep 1942 - 9 Apr 1944  10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-515 had 21 ships sunk for a total of 131,769 GRT


2 auxiliary warships sunk for a total of 19,277 GRT


1 ship damaged for a total of 6,034 GRT


1 warship damaged for a total of 1,920 tons


1 ship a total loss for a total of 4,668 GRT


1 warship a total loss for a total of 1,350 tons


Fate: Sunk at 1510 hrs on 9 April, 1944 in the mid-Atlantic north of Madeira, Portugal, in position 34º35”N 19º18”W, by rockets from 4 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-58) of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Pope, USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain and USS Flaherty.


16 Dead


44 Survivors.


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-515 had 17 ships sunk for a total of 144,338 DWT.


MAE -  REEDPOOL -  BANDAR SHAHPOUR - CORABELLA - KOTA TJANDI - NAGINA - CITY OF SINGAPORE- MOKAMBO - CLAN MACPHERSON - CORNEVILLE- KINGSWOOD - PHEMIUS - BAMAKO - DUMANA - ANTINOUS - LINDVANGEN - HARBOROUGH


MAE


REEDPOOL


BANDAR SHAHPOUR


CORABELLA


KOTA TJANDI


NAGINA 


CITY OF SINGAPORE


MOKAMBO


CLAN MACPHERSON


CORNEVILLE


KINGSWOOD


PHEMIUS


BAMAKO


DUMANA


ANTINOUS


LINDVANGEN


 HARBOROUGH


 

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