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

6)U 590




Ordered  16 Jan 1940


Laid down  31 Oct 1940   Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 566)


Launched  6 Aug 1941


Commissioned 2 Oct 41 Kptlt. Heinrich Müller-Edzards


Commanders

2 Oct 1941 - 7 Jun 1943  Kptlt. Heinrich Müller Edzards


8 Jun 43  -  9 Jul 1943  Oblt. (R) Werner Krüer


Career 

5 patrols 


2 Oct 1941 - 1 Apr 1942 6. Flotille (training)


1 Apr 1942 - 9 Jul 1943   6. Flotille (active service)


Successes 1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,228 GRT


1 ship damaged for a total of 5,464 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 9 July, 1943 in the mid-Atlantic near the Amazon estuary, Brazil, in position 03º22"N 48º38"W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-94/P-1).


45 Dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic she sank the Brazilian merchant PELOTASLOIDE with 7,840DWT


PELOTASLOIDE (Seen as former AUCTORITAS)


 

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