|Ordered||4 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||5 Jul 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1043)|
|Launched||21 May 1942|
|Commissioned||10 Oct 1942||Kptlt. Robert Bartels|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 21,267 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,181 GRT
Sunk 20 Aug, 1943 south of Madagascar, in position 28.40S, 42.36E, by depth charges from 2 British Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. 259/C & 265/N). 67 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
20 May 1943
The boat was strafed and bombed by an American B-25 Mitchell bomber northeast of Ascension. The periscope was damaged and one man wounded by gunfire, who died the next day. [Bootsmaat Viktor Rainer] (Sources: Ritschel)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
4 Nov 1942
Obermaschinist Alfred Wernicke died following an accident in Kiel.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -