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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U-518 U-863

10)U 752



Ordered - 9 Oct 1939


Laid down - 5 Jan 1940 - Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 135)


Launched - 29 Mar 1941


Commissioned 24 May 41 U-752 Kptlt. Karl-Ernst Schroeter


Commanders

24 May 1941 - 23 May 1943 - KrvKpt. Karl-Ernst Schroeter


Career

9 Patrols 


24 May 1941 - 1 Aug 1941 - 3. Flotille (training)


1   Aug 1941 - 23 May 1943   3. Flotille (active service)


Successes - 7 ships sunk, total tonnage 32,966 GRT                 


2 auxiliary warships sunk for a total of 1,134 GRT 


1 ship damaged for a total of 4,799 GRT


Fate: Sunk 23 May, 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 51º40"N 29º49"W, by rockets from a Swordfish aircraft (FAA-Sqdn. 819) of the British escort carrier HMS Archer.


29 Dead


17 Survivors.


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic she sank 4 ships with a total of 34,611DWT


GARMULA - LEIKANGER - MENDENAU - CREEPLE CREEK


 GARMULA


 LEIKANGER


MENDENAU


CREEPLE CREEK

 

 

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