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

4)U-572



Ordered  24 Oct 1939


Laid down  15 Jun 1940  Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 548)


Launched  5 Apr 1941


Commissioned 29 May 41 Kptlt. Heinz Hirsacker


Commanders

29 May 1941 - 18 Dec 1942 Kptlt. Heinz Hirsacker


18 Dec 1942-3 Aug 1943  Oblt. Heinz Kummetat


Career

9 Patrols   


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


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


Successes - 6 ships sunk, total tonnage 19,323 GRT


1 ship damaged for a total of 6,207 GRT


Fate: Sunk 3 Aug, 1943 north-east of Trinidad, in position 11º35”N 54º05”W, by depth charges from a US Mariner aircraft (VP-205/P-6).


47 Dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-572 had two ships sunk with 9,960DWT and one sailing ship sunk with 700 tons


DELFSHAVEN - GILBERT B WALTERS


DELFSHAVEN


 GILBERT B. WALTERS


 

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