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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U A U 87

9)U 87



Ordered - 9 Jun 1938


Laid down - 18 Apr 1940 Flender Werke AG Lübeck (werk 238)


Launched  - 21 Jun 1941


Commissioned 19/AUG/41 U-87 a type VII-B Oblt. Joachim Berger


Commanders -

19 Aug 1941 - 4 Mar 1943 Kptlt. Joachim Berger


Career

5 patrols 


19 Aug 1941 - 30 Nov 1941 6. Flotille (training)


1 Dez 1941 - 4 Mar  1943  6. Flotille (active service)


Successes - 5 ships sunk with a tonnage of 38,014 tons.


Fate: Sunk 4 Mar 1943, west of Leixoes, in position 41º36"N 13º31"W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Shediac and the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix.


49 Dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-87 sank one ship (9,500 DWT).


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