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U BOATS SUNK IN SOUTH ATLANTIC U 066 - U 513

23)U-488



Ordered              17 Jul 1941  


Laid down           3 Jan 1942           F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 557)


Launched            17 Oct 1942


Commissioned 1 Feb 1943          Ltnt. Erwin Bartke


Commanders   

1 Feb 1943          -              Feb, 1944                            Oblt. (R) Erwin Bartke

Feb, 1944            -              26 Apr 1944                        Oblt. Bruno Studt


Career

3 patrols             

1 Feb 1943          -              30 Apr 1943          4. Flottille (training)


1 May 1943         -              26 Apr 1944          12. Flottille (active service)


Successes           No ships sunk or damaged


Fate. Sunk on April 26 1944 in the mid-Atlantic west of Cape Verde in position 17º 54"N, 38º 05" W by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Frost, USS Huse, USS Barber and USS Snowden. 64 dead (all hands lost). 


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DE 144 USS HUSE Photo. www.navsource.org



DE 145 USS FROST Photo. www.navsource.org



DE 161 BARBER Photo. www.navsource.org



DE 246 SNOWDEN Photo. www.navsource.org


 

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