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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

6)U-507




Ordered 20 Oct 1939


Laid down 11 Sep 1940 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 303)


Launched 15 Jul 1941


Commissioned 8 Oct 41 Korvkpt. Harro Schacht (Knights Cross)


Commanders

8 Oct 1941 - 13 Jan 1943 KrvKpt. Harro Schacht (Knights Cross)


Career

4 patrols       


8 Oct 1941 - 28 Feb 1942 4. Flotille (training)


1 Mar 1942 - 13 Jan 1943 2. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-507 had 19 ships sunk for a total of 77,143 GRT


1 ship damaged for a total of 6,561 GRT


Fate: Sunk 13 Jan, 1943 in the South Atlantic north-west of Natal, in position 01º38”S 39º52”W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-83/P-10).


54 Dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-507 had 10 ships sunk including 5 Brazilian ships which for a total of 32,361GRT


BARON DECHMONT - ANNIBAL BENEVOLO - ARARAQUARA - BAEPENDY - ARARA - ITAGIBA - JACIRA - HAMMAREN - OAKBANK - YORKWOOD


 BARON DECHMONT


ANNIBAL BENEVOLO


ARARAQUARA


BAEPENDY


ARARA


ITAGIBA


JACYRA (BRAZIL)  Above a similar vessel


 HAMMAREN


 OAKBANK


 YORKWOOD


 

 

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