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

11)U 757



Ordered - 9 Oct 1939


Laid down - 18 May 1940 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), (Werk 140)


Launched - 14 Dec 1941


Commissioned 28 Feb 42


Commanders 

28 Feb 1942 - 8 Jan 1944  KrvKpt. Friedrich Deetz


Career

5 Patrols


28 Feb 1942 - 1 Sep 1942  6. Flotille (training)


1   Sep 1942 - 8 Jan 1944 6. Flotille (active service)


Successes - 2 ships sunk, total tonnage 11,313 GRT

1 warship sunk for a total of 291 tons (lost aboard transport ships)


Fate: Sunk 8 Jan, 1944 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 50º33"N 18º03"W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Bayntun and the Canadian corvette HMCS Camrose.


49 Dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic she sank 1 ship of 7,705 DWT 


 FERNHILL


 

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