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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC

1)U-518



Ordered 14 Feb 1940


Laid down 12 Jun 1941  Deutscher Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 314)


Launched 11 Feb 1942


Commissioned 25 Apr 42  Fregkpt. Hans-Günther Brachmann


Commanders   

    25 Apr 1942 - 18 Aug 1942  FrgKpt. Hans-Günther Brachmann   

   19 Aug 1942 - 13 Jan 1944  Kptlt. Friedrich-Wilhelm Wissmann

   13 Jan 1944 - 22 Apr 1945 Oblt. Hans-Werner Offermann (German Cross in Gold)                                 


Career:

7 patrols 

              25 Apr 1942 30 Sep 1942  4. Flotille (training)

                 1 Oct 1942 31 Oct 1944   2. Flotille (active service)

               1 Nov 1944 22 Apr 1945  33 Flotille (active service)


Successes - U-518 a IX-C type had 9 ships sunk for a total of 55,747 GRT


3 ships damaged for a total of 22,616 GRT


Fate:  Sunk 22 April, 1945 in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 43º26” N38º23”W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Carter and USS Neal A. Scott.


56 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-518 had 4 ships sunk for a total of 22,598GRT


MARISO - INDUSTRIA - FITZ JOHN PORTER - BRASILOIDE


MARISO


 INDUSTRIA


FITZ JOHN PORTER


BRASILOIDE


 

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