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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

14)U-516



Ordered 14 Feb 1940


Laid down 12 May 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 312)


Launched 16 Dec 1941 


Commissioned 21 Feb 42 Korvkpt. Gerhard Wiebe


Commanders


10 Mar 1942 23 Jun 1943 Korvkpt. Gerhard Wiebe


11 May 1942 - 27 May 1942 KrvKpt. hans Pauckstadt 


24 Jun 1943 - 30 jun 1943 Kptlt. Herbert Kuppisch (KnightsCrosss) 


1 Jul 1943 - Dec 1944 Kptlt. Hans-Rutger Tillessen (German Cross in Gold)


Dec 1944 - 14 May 1945 Oblt. Friedrich Petran


Career

6 patrols


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


1 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1944  10. Flotille (active service)


1 Oct 1944 -  8 May 1945   33. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-516 had 16 ships sunk for a total of 89,385 GRT


1 ship damaged for a total of 9,687 GRT


Fate: Surrendered at Loch EribollScotland. Later transferred to Lisahally for Operation Deadlight. 


Sunk on 2 Jan, 1946 in position 56º06”N 09º00”W.


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-516 sank 6 ships for a total of 38,004 GRT


ALIPORE - NORTUN - ANTONICO - HELMSPEY - DEER LODGE - COLOMBIA


 ALIPORE


 NORTUN


 

ANTONICO


 
 HELMSPEY

 DEER LODGE


 COLOMBIA


 

 

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