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U BOATS SUNK IN SOUTH ATLANTIC U 066 - U 513

21)U-468



Ordered: 15 Aug 1940


Laid down: 1 Jul 1941 - Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 299)


Launched: 16 May 1942


Commissioned: 12 Aug 1942 - Oblt. Klemens Schamong


Commanders 12 Aug 1942 - 11 Aug 1943- Oblt. Klemens Schamong


Career

3 patrols 12 Aug 1942 - 31 Jan 1943-   5. Flottille (training)


1 Feb 1943 - 11 Aug 1943 -   3. Flottille (active service)


Successes 1 ship sunk, total tonnage 6,537 GRT


Fate: Sunk on 11 August 1943 in the North Atlantic west of Bathurst, in position 12.20N, 20.07W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (200 Sqn RAF/D). 44 dead and 7 survivors.



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Above one Liberator from RAF coastal Command. 


 

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