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

7)U 598




Ordered:  16 January 1940


Laid down: 11 January 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 574)


Launched: 02 October 1941


Commissioned: 27 November 1941 Oblt. Gottfried Holtorf


Commanders 

27 November 1941 – 30 June 1942 KrvKpt. Gottfried Holtorf


Career

4 Patrols


27 Nov 1941- 30 Jun 1942  8. Flottille (training)


1 July 1942 – 23 July 1943  6. Flottille (active service)


Successes: 2 ships sunk, total tonnage 9,295 GRT. No ships sunk in the south Atlantic


1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,197 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 23 July 1943 in the South Atlantic north-east of Natal, Brazil, in position 04º05"S 33º23"W, by depth charges from three US Liberator aircraft (VB-107 USN/B-12, B-8 & B-6). 43 dead and 2 survivors.


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