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Re: UD-2 (nope) UD-3 and UD-5
Posted by: Joe Brennan ()
Date: December 22, 2001 09:45PM

<HTML>Brian & others

UD 3 was originally ex-Netherlands submarine 0 25. She was uncompleted
and was scuttled in the dockyard in May 1940. The boat began again in June
and was completed by the Germans and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on
8/6/1941, after she was launched on 1/5/1940 . After some experimental use & training duties, UD 3 become operational in Oct 1942. On 3/11/1942 she left for operations in the Central Atlantic, she only did one patrol and torpedoed 1 ships named MV Indra which sunk near St Paul Rocks. UD 3 return back to Lorient on 7/1/1943. UD 3 returned to Kiel and was taken out of active war service. She resumed training duties at the U-Abwehrschule. UD 3 was decommissioned on 13/10/1943, after being badly damaged in a bombing raid on Kiel, She was finally scuttled there on 3/5/1945.

As to UD 5 she also an ex-Netherlands submarine 0 27. She too was commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 1/11/1941,.
The boat was still under construction when taken by the Germans as a prize on the 14/5/1940. Work was completed and the boat was launched on 26/9/1941.
UD 5 become operational in August 1942, and on 30/8/1942 she left for the Central Atlantic. By October UD 5 was operating in an area W of Freetown.
On the 29/10/1942, UD 5 only torpedoed and sank 1 ship the SS Primrose Hill
NW of the Cape Verde Islands. She put in to Lorient on 12/11/42.
UD 5 went on to become a school training boat, she was surrendered at Bergen on
9/5/1945 and left there on the 30th for an assembly area in Britain. On 13/7/1945
the boat return back to the Netherland Navy as again O 27.
The submarine was finally decommissioned on 14/11/1959 and broken up in 1961.

Source: U-boat Operations of WWII by K.Wynn

Cheers Joe Brennan</HTML>

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UD-2 Visje 12/22/2001 09:05AM
Re: UD-2 Joe Brennan 12/22/2001 10:00AM
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Re: UD-2 (nope) UD-3 and UD-5 Brian Corijn 12/22/2001 07:27PM
Re: UD-2 (nope) UD-3 and UD-5 Joe Brennan 12/22/2001 09:45PM
Re: UD-2 (nope) UD-3 and UD-5 Brian Corijn 12/22/2001 11:35PM
Re: UD-2 (nope) UD-3 and UD-5 Joe Brennan 12/23/2001 02:42AM
Re: UD-2 (nope) UD-3 and UD-5 Visje 12/23/2001 01:14PM


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