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

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 Kptlt. Oskar Herwartz 


Commanders 

24 Mar 1943 - 9 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Oskar Herwatz 


Career

3 Patrols


24 Mar 1943 - 31 Oct 1943   4. Flotille (training)


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


1 Oct 1944 -   9  Apr 1945 33. Flotille (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 and 12 Survivors


By www.uboat.net


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


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