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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

7)U-508



Ordered 20 Oct 1939


Laid down 24 Sep 1940 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 304)


Launched 30 Jul 1941 


Commissioned 20 Oct 41 Oblt. Georg Staats


Commanders

20 Oct 1941 - 12 Nov 1943 Kptlt. Georg Staats (Knights Cross)


Career

6 patrols 


20 Oct 1941 - 30 Jun 1942 4. Flotille (training)


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


Successes U-508 had 14 ships sunk for a total of 74,087 GRT


Fate: Sunk 12 Nov, 1943 in the Bay of Biscay north of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 46º00”N 07º30”W, by depth charges from a US Liberator aircraft (VB-103/C).


57 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-508 had 9 ships sunk for a total of 75,849DWT


CITY OF BATH - CLAN MACFADYEN - DE LA SALLE - EMPIRE CROMWELL - INCOMATI - MANCHESTER CITIZEN - SOLON II - TREVALGAN - NIGERIAN


 CITY OF BATH


 CLAN MACFADYEN


 DE LA SALLE


 EMPIRE CROMWELL


 INCOMATI


 MANCHESTER CITIZEN


 SOLON II


 TREVALGAN


 NIGERIAN


 

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