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U-45 Type VIIB Ordered 21 Nov 1936 Laid down 23 Feb 1937 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 580) Launched 27 Apr 1938 Commissioned 25 Jun 1938 Kptlt. Alexander Gelhaar Commanders 25 Jun 1938 - 14 Oct 1939 Kptlt. Alexander Gelhaar Career 2 patrols 25 Jun 1938 - 31 Aug 1939 7. Flottille (front boat) 1 Sep 1939 - 14 Oct 1939 7. Flottille (front boat) Successes 2 ships sunk for a total of 19,313 GRT Fate Sunk 14 Oct 1939 south-west of Ireland, in position 50.58N, 12.57W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Inglefield, HMS Ivanhoe and HMS Intrepid. 38 dead (all hands lost).

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