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U BOATS SUNK IN SOUTH ATLANTIC - U 128 / UIT 22

18)U-513




Ordered              14 Feb 1940


Laid down           26 Apr 1941        Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 309)


Launched            29 Oct 1941      


Commissioned 10 Jan 1942 Korvkpt. Rolf Rüggeberg


Commanders   

10 Jan 1942 - 14 May 1943 Kptlt. Rolf Rüggeberg

15 May 1943 -19 Jul 1943   Kptlt. Friedrich Guggenberger (Knights Cross)


Career

4 patrols     

10 Jan 1942  - 31 Aug 1942  4. Flottille (training)

                        1 Sep 1942 -  19 Jul 1943 10. Flottille (active service)


Successes:  6 ships sunk, total tonnage 29,940 GRT

2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,177 GRT


In the south /Atlantic U-513 sunk 4 ships with 17,151 GRT and one ship damaged with 6,003 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 19 July 1943 in the South Atlantic south-east of São Francisco do Sul, Brazil, in position 27º 17"S, 47º 32"W, by depth charges from a US Mariner aircraft (VP-74 USN/P-3). 46 dead and 7 survivors.


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