|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||19 Jun 1940||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 634)|
|Launched||20 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||3 May 1941||Kptlt. Franz-Georg Reschke|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 2,623 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 5,450 tons
Sunk 17 Feb, 1943 in the Mediterranean near the northernmost point of Cyrene, in position 32.56N, 22.01E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Paladin, assisted by a South African Bisley (Blenheim) aircraft. 8 dead and 42 survivors.
U-205 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Arnauld (5 Nov 1941 - 18 Nov 1941)
Attacks on this boat
26 Sep 1941
The boat was bombed by an aircraft "with American markings" while shadowing convoy HG-73 and forced to abort patrol and head for France. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 391)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
30 Sep 1941
The boat suffered a blow when one of its men, Fähnrich zur See Fritz Säger, took his own life.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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