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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U-518 U-862

12)U-843



Ordered - 20 Jan 1941


Laid down - 21 Apr 1942   AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1049)


Launched - 15 Dec 1942


Commissioned 24/Mar/43 U-843 a IX-C40 type 


Commanders - 24 Mar 1943 - 9 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Oskar Herwartz


Career 3 Patrols - 24 Mar 1943 - 31 Oct 1943  4. Flottille (training)

                                          1 Nov 1943   -  30  Sep 1944   2. Flottille (active service)

                            1 Oct 1944   -   9   Apr  1945  33. Flottille (active service)


Successes - 1 ship sunk, total tonnage 8,261 GRT


Fate: Sunk 9 April, 1945 in the Kattegat west of Gothenburg, in position 57º32"N 11º23"E, by rockets from a British Mosquito aircraft (RAF Sqdn 235/A, pilot F/O A.J. Rendell).


44 Dead


12 Survivors


By www.uboat.net


One ship was sunk in the south Atlantic, the British NEBRASKA with 10,360 DWT


 NEBRASKA


 

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