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U BOATS SUNK IN SOUTH ATLANTIC U 590 - U 1062

11)U-801



Ordered 7 Dec 1940


Laid down 31 Oct 1942


Commissioned 24 Mar 1943 Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Brans


Commanders 24 Mar 194317 Mar 1944 Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Brans


Career
2 patrols 24 Mar 194331 Oct 1943  4. Flottille (training)

1 Nov 194317 Mar 1944  4. Flottille (training)

1 Nov 194317 Mar 1944  2. Flottille (active service)


Successes No ships sunk or damaged


Fate: Sunk on 17 March 1944 in the Atlantic west of the Cape Verde Islands, in position 16.42N, 30.28W, by a Fido homing torpedo from two Avenger and a Wildcat aircraft (VC-6 USN) of the US escort carrier USS Block Island and depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer USS Corry and the US destroyer escort USS Bronstein. 10 dead and 47 survivors.


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Above the CVE Block Island. Notice Avengers and Wildcats on the deck. Photo. wikimedia.org



Grumman Avenger in the detail above. Photo wikimedia.org



Above 3 torpedo bomber Wildcats seen over the vast expanses of the Pacific in a routine patrol.



DE 189 Bronstein. Photo www.navsource.org



USS Corry DD 334. Along with USS Bronstein and aircrafts from USS Block Island they sealed the fate of U-801. Photo www.navsource.org


 

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