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

16)U-862



Ordered: 5 Jun 1941


Laid down: 5 Jun 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1068)


Launched: 8 Jun 1943


Commissioned: 7 Oct 1943


Commanders: 7 Oct 1943 - 5 May 1945


Kptlt. Heinrich Timm (Knights Cross)


Career

2 patrols - 7 Oct 1943-30 Apr 1944  4. Flottille (training)


1 May 1944 - 30 Sep 1944  12. Flottille (active service)


1 Oct 1944 - 5 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)


Successes: 7 ships sunk, total tonnage 42,374 GRT


Fate Taken over by Japan at Singapore on 5 May 1945, and became the Japanese submarine I 502 on 15 July 1945.


The Japanese submarine I 502 (ex. U-862) surrendered at Singapore in August 1945. On 15 Feb 1946 towed into the Straits of Malacca, off Singapore, by HM Tug Growler and scuttled there (alongside I 501 / U-181) by the frigate HMS Loch Lomand.


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In the south Atlantic U-862 sank 1 ship with 10,415 DWT ROBIN GOODFELLOW


ROBIN GOODFELLOW


 

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