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

3)U 547



Ordered  5 Jun 1941


Laid down  30 Aug 1942


Launched 3 Apr 1943


Commissioned 16 jun 1943 Fregkpt. Kurt Sturm


U-547 a IX-C-40 type had 2 ships sunk for a total of 8,371 GRT


Commanders


16 Jun 1943 - 18 Apr 1944 FrgKpt. Kurt Sturm


18 Apr 1944 -  31 Dec 1944 Oblt. Heinrich Niemeyer (German Cross in gold) 


Career

3 Patrols


16 Jun 1943 - 31 Dec 1943  4. Flotille (training)


1 Jan 1944 - 30 Sep 1944   4. Flotille (training)


1 Oct 1944 - 31 Dec 1944   4. Flotille (training)


Successes 2 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,371 GRT


1 auxiliary warship sunk for a total of 750 GRT


Fate - Decommissioned on 31 December 1944 at Stettin, after being badly damaged by air-laid mines in the British minefield Deodar in the Gironde near Pauillac on 11 August 1944. Hulk captured by Soviet forces at Stettin in April 1945 and later broken up.


By www.uboat.net


All three ships were sunk in the south Atlantic area with 9,121GRT


HMS BIRDLIP - BODENGRAVEN - SAINT BASILE




 HMS BIRDLIP T218 


BODENGRAVEN


 SAINT BASILE

 

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