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U BOATS SUNK IN SOUTH ATLANTIC

13)U-179




Ordered - 28 May 1940


Laid down - 15 Jan 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1019)


Launched - 18 Nov  1941


Commissioned 7 Mar 1942 KrvKpt. Ernst Sobe


Commanders

                      7 Mar 1942 - 8 Oct 1942 FrgKpt. Ernst Sobe


Career 

1 patrol        7 Mar 1942 - 31 Aug 1942  4. Flotille (training)

                     1  Sep  1942 - 30 Sep 1942   10. Flottille (active service)

                           1 Oct 1942  -  8 Oct 1942  12. Flottille (active service)       


Successes - 1 ship sunk, total tonnage 6,558 GRT


Fate: Sunk 8 Oct 1942 in the South Atlantic near Cape Town, South Africa, in position 33.28S, 17.05E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Active. 61 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net



Above the British merchant City of Athens sunk by U-179 some 13 miles from the point where the U 179 was sunk by RN Destroyer HMS ACTIVE seen in the picture below. Photo www.photoship.co.uk



Photo. www.navalhistory.net


 

 
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