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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

4)U 505



Ordered 25 Sep 1939


Laid down 12 Jun 1940 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 295)


Launched 24 May 1941


Commissioned 26 Aug 41 Kptlt. Axel-Olaf Loewe


Commanders

26 Aug 1941 - 5 Sep 1942  KrvKpt. Axel-Olaf Loewe 


6 Sep 1942 - 24 Oct 1943 Kptlt. Peter Zschech


24 Oct 1943 - 7 Nov 1943 Oblt. Paul Meyer (in deputize) -- acting


8 Nov 1943 - 4 Jun 1944 Oblt (R) Harald Lange


Career

12 patrols


26 Aug 1941 - 31 Jan 1942 4. Flotille (training)


1 Feb 1942  - 4 Jun 1944  2. Flotille (active service)   


Successes U-505 sank 8 ships for a total of 45,005 GRT


Captured at sea west of Africa on 4 June, 1944 by ships and Wildcat aircraft of the US Navy task force 22.3, escort carrier USS Guadalcanal, destroyer escorts USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Jenks and USS Pope.


1 Dead


59 Survivors.


By www.uboat.net


In the South Atlantic U-505 sank 4 ships for a total of 39,470 DWT


BENMOHR - ALPHACCA - SYDHAV - WEST IRMO


 BENMOHR


ALPHACCA


 SYDHAV


 WEST IRMO


 

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