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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

5)U 506



Ordered 25 Sep 1939


Laid down 11 Jul 1940 Deutsch Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 296)


Launched 20 Jun 1941


Commissioned 15 Sep 41 Kptlt. Erich Wüdermann (Knights Cross)


Commanders
15 Sep 1941 - 12 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Erich Wüdermann (Knights Cross)


Career

5 patrols 


15 Sep 1941 - 31 Jan 1942 4. Flotille (training)


1 Feb 1942 - 12 Jul 1943 10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-506 had 14 ships sunk for a total of 69,893 GRT


3 ships damaged for a total of 23,358 GRT


1 ship a total loss for a total of 6,821 GRT


Fate: Sunk at 15:50 hrs on 12 July, 1943 in the North Atlantic west of Vigo, Spain, in position 42º30”N 16º30”W, by 7 depth charges from an US B-24 Liberator aircraft (USAF-A/S Squad. 1).


48 Dead


6 Survivors.


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-506 had 7 ships sunk for a total of 57,268 DWT


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