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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U A U 87

2)UD 3



Laid down - 1938  Wilton-Fyenoord, Netherlands


Launched 1 May, 1940 as the Dutch submarine O 25


Built under German command ready and commisioned on 8 Jun, 1941.


Taken over by the German Navy on 14 May, 1940 at the shipyard in Schiedam.


Commanders 

Jun 1941 - Oct 1943  Krvkpt. Hermann Rigele


Oct 1943 - Oct 1944  Kptlt. Joachim Seeger


Career 

3 patrols


06.41 - 07.41 3rd Flotilla (Kiel) trial boat


07.41 - 08.41 5th Flotilla (Kiel) school boat


08.41 - 09.42 2nd Flotilla (Lorient) front boat 


10.42 - 02.43 10th Flotilla (Lorient) front boat 


03.43 - 10.44 U-Abwehrschule (Bergen) school boat


Fate: Taken out of service on 13 Oct, 1944. Scuttled at Kiel on 3 May, 1945. Wreck broken up.


In the South Atlantic UD 3 sank the Norway merchant INDRA  


 INDRA


 

 

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