|Ordered||6 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||16 Jun 1941||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 626)|
|Launched||16 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||27 Mar 1943||Oblt. Bruno Barber|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,199 GRT|
Sunk 28 Oct, 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 48.53N, 33.30W by depth charges from two Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the American escort carrier USS Block Island. 56 dead (all hands lost).
General notes on this boat
Men lost from the boat
16 Oct 1943
Two men were lost overboard in the North Atlantic. [Bootsmaat Georg Koerner, Matrosenobergefreiter Gerhard Lange]. Thus only 54 men were on board when the boat was sunk 12 days later.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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