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

8)U 618



Ordered - 15 Aug 1940


Laid down - 29 May 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 594)


Launched - 20 Feb 1942


Commissioned 16 Apr 42 Oblt. Kurt Baberg


Commanders 

16 Apr 1942 - 15 Apr 1944 Kptlt. Kurt baberg (German Cross in Gold)


16 Apr 1944 - 14 Aug 1944 Oblt. Erich Faust


Career

10 patrols


16 Apr 1942 - 31 Aug 1942 5. Flotille (training)


1 Sep 1942 -14 Aug 1944  7. Flotille (active service)


Successes - 3 ships sunk, total tonnage 15,788 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 14 August 1944 in the Bay of Biscay south-west of Lorient in position 47º.22N', 04º.39'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Duckworth and HMS Essington and from a British Liberator aircraft (53 Sqn RAF/G). 61 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-618 sank one ship for a total of 8,260 DWT  EMPIRE KOHINOOR


 EMPIRE KOHINOOR


 

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