|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 warship sunk, total tonnage 5,450 tons|
Badly damaged on 17 February 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Derna, in position 33.08N, 22.18E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Paladin, assisted by a South African Bisley aircraft (15 Sqn SAAF/W).
Captured by a boarding party of the destroyer that seized several confidential books and documents. U-205 foundered a few hours later while under tow by the British corvette HMS Gloxinia off Ras al Hilal in position 32.54,8N, 22.11,4E. 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 and other events
26 Sep 1941
The boat was bombed by an aircraft "with American markings" while shadowing convoy HG 73 and forced to break off 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
Fähnrich zur See Fritz Säger took his own life.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Coat of Arms Salzburg