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

13)U-848




Ordered - 20 Jan 1941


Laid down - 6 Jan 1942  AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1054)


Launched - 6 Oct 1942


Commissioned 20/Feb/43 U-848 a IX-D2 type 


Commanders - 20 Feb 1943 - 5 Nov 1943 FrgKpt. Wilhelm Rollmann (Knights Cross)


Career - 1 Patrol - 20 Feb 1943 - 31 Jul 1943      4. Flottille (training)

                        1 Aug 1943 -5 Nov 1943  12. Flottille (active service)


Successes - U-848 sank 1 ship in the south Atlantic, the British Baron Semple with 9,000 DWT


Fate: Sunk 5 Nov, 1943 in the South Atlantic south-west of Ascension Island, in approximate position 10º09"S 18º00"W, by depth charges from 3 Liberator and 2 Mitchell aircraft (VB-107 & US Army 1st Compron).


63 dead (all hands lost)


On 3 December 1943 at 1800Z in position 08º00" S and 31º32" W, the U.S.S. Marblehead picked up a lone survivor from an Army life raft. There was little doubt that this man was a survivor of U-848, the sub sunk 5 November. His condition was very critical and when the Marblehead stood in at Recife on 4 December he was immediately taken to the Navy hospital. He died 2 days later and was buried at Recife with military honors.


By www.uboat.net


U-848 sank 1 ship in the south Atlantic, the British BARON SEMPLE with 9,000 DWT


 BARON SEMPLE


 

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