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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

3)U-504



Ordered 25 Set 1939


Laid down 29 Apr 1940 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 294)


Lunched 24 Apr 1941


Commissioned 30 Jul 1941 Korvkpt. Fritz Poske (Knights Cross)


Commanders


30 Jul 1941-5 Jan 1943 KrvKpt. Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske (Knights Cross)


6 Jan 1943- 30 Jul 1943 KrvKpt. Wilhelm Luis


Career

7 patrols


30 Jul 1941 - 31 Dec 1941  4. Flottille (training)


1 Jan 1942 - 30 Jul 1943 -  2. Flottille (active service)


Successes 15 ships sunk, total tonnage 78,123 GRT


1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT


Fate: Sunk at 15:43hrs on 30 July 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 45.33N, 10.56W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS KiteHMS WoodpeckerHMS Wren and HMS Wild Goose. 53 dead (all hands lost).


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In the south Atlantic U-504 sunk 5 ships with 32,268 tons


EMPIRE CHAUCER - TELA - CITY OF JOHANNESBURG - ANNE HUTCHINSON - PORTO ALEGRE


 EMPIRE CHAUCER


TELA


 CITY OF JOHANNESBURG


ANNE HUTCHINSON (Sister ship ROBERT STOCKTON)


 PORTO ALEGRE


 

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