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

9)U-662




Ordered:  09 October 1939


Laid down: 07 May 1941 Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 811)


Launched: 22 January 1942


Commissioned: 09 April 1942  Kptlt. Wolfgang Hermann


Commanders

9 Apr 1942 -14 Feb 1943  KrvKpt. Wolfgang Hermann 


15 Feb 1943 -  9 Mar 1943  (boat was vacant)


10 Mar 1943-21 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Heinz-Eberhard Müller


Career

4 Patrols.


9 Apr 1942-30 Sep 1942  5. Flottille (training)


1 Oct 1942-21 Jul 1943  7. Flottille (active service)


Successes: 3 ships sunk, total tonnage 18,609 GRT


1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,174 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 21 July 1943 in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Amazon estuary, in position 03º.56'N, 48º.46'W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-94 USN/P-4). 44 dead and 3 survivors.


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In the South Atlantic U-662 sunk one ship with 7,037 DWT


 VILLE DE ROUEN


 

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