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Bundesarchiv_Bild_101II-MW-3983-23_Lorient_Einlaufen_von_U-123

U-123 Type IXB Ordered 15 Dec 1937 Laid down 15 Apr 1939 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 955) Launched 2 Mar 1940 Commissioned 30 May 1940 Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Moehle Commanders 30 May 1940 - 19 May 1941 Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Moehle (Knights Cross) 19 May 1941 - 31 Jul 1942 Kptlt. Reinhard Hardegen (Knights Cross) 1 Aug 1942 - 17 Jun 1944 Oblt. Horst von Schroeter (Knights Cross) Career 12 patrols 30 May 1940 - 30 Sep 1940 2. Flottille (training) 1 Oct 1940 - 17 Jun 1944 2. Flottille (front boat) 18 Jun 1944 - 1 Aug 1944 2. Flottille (Frontschulboot) Successes 42 ships sunk for a total of 219,924 GRT 1 auxiliary warship sunk for a total of 3,209 GRT 1 warship sunk for a total of 683 tons 5 ships damaged for a total of 39,584 GRT 1 auxiliary warship damaged for a total of 13,984 GRT Fate Taken out of service at Lorient, France 17 Jun 1944. Scuttled there 19 Aug 1944. Surrendered to France in 1945 and became the French submarine Blaison. Stricken 18 Aug 1959 as Q165.

Bundesarchiv_Bild_101II-MW-3983-23_Lorient_Einlaufen_von_U-123
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