Friday, December 6, 2013

A Follow Up on the U-168-- Part 1

From Wikipedia.

Before the last entry, I had no idea that German U-boats operated in the Indian or Pacific Oceans. Now, I know better.

The keel of the U-168 was laid March 15, 1941, in Bremen, Germany. It was launched March 5, 1942, taking a full year to get to that point. (It certainly didn't take the U.S. that long to build a submarine, one reason for the Allied victory.)

It was commissioned on September 10th and commanded by Captain Helmuth Pich.

During the course of the war, the U-168 went on four patrols and sank three Allied ships totalling 8,108 tons. It also damaged another ship.

More to Come. --GreGen

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