|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||12 Feb 1941||Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 808)|
|Launched||14 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||9 Dec 1941||Oblt. Hans Stock|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,519 GRT|
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 21,565 GRT
Sank at 0030hrs on 4 May, 1943 in the North Atlantic west of Cape Finisterre, in position 43.32N, 13.20W, after a collision with U-439. 44 dead and 3 survivors.
U-659 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Vorwärts (25 Aug 1942 - 11 Sep 1942)
Streitaxt (20 Oct 1942 - 31 Oct 1942)
Spitz (22 Dec 1942 - 29 Dec 1942)
Neptun (18 Feb 1943 - 3 Mar 1943)
Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 8 Mar 1943)
Neuland (8 Mar 1943 - 13 Mar 1943)
Drossel (29 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
Attacks on this boat
10 Sep 1942
The boat was attacked by escorts from Convoy ON 127 and seriously damaged. She was forced to abort to France. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 31)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-659 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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