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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 201 U 516

8)U-509



Ordered 20 Oct 1939


Laid down 1 Nov 1940 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 305)


Launched 19 Aug 1941


Commissioned 4 Nov 41 Korvkpt. Karl-Heinz Wolff


Commanders

4 Nov 1941 - Sep 1942 KrvKpt. Karl-Heinz Wolff


Sep 1942 - 15 Jul 1943 KrvKpt. Werner Witte (German Cross in Gold)


Career

4 patrols


4 Nov 1941 - 30 Jun 1942  4. Flotille (training)


1 Jul 1942 - 15 Jul 1943  10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-509 had 5 ships sunk for a total of 29,091 GRT


3 ships damaged for a total of 20,014 GRT


1 ship a total loss for a total of 7,129 GRT


Fate: Sunk 15 July, 1943 in the mid-Atlantic north-west of MadeiraPortugal, in position 34º02"N 26º0"1W, by aerial (Fido) torpedoes from "Avenger" aircraft (VC-29) of the US escort carrier USS Santee.


54 Dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-509 had 2 ships sunk for a total of 19,839DWT


CITY OF BARODA - QUEEN ANNE


 CITY OF BARODA


 QUEEN ANNE


 

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