|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||1 Jun 1940||Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 803)|
|Launched||3 May 1941|
|Commissioned||5 Jul 1941||Korvkpt. Hans-Joachim Hesse|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,755 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 900 tons
Sunk 22 Aug, 1942 in the Caribbean Sea north of Colon, in position 12.00N, 79.56W, by depth charges from a US B-18 Digby aircraft (US Army Bomb. Sqdn. 45). 44 dead (all hands lost).
U-654 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Ziethen (6 Jan 1942 - 22 Jan 1942)
Men lost from the boat
12 Jan 1942
During heavy weather in the North Atlantic a lookout on U-654 broke his arm.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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