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U-96 U-96 Type VIIC Ordered 30 May 1938 Laid down 16 Sep 1939 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 601) Launched 1 Aug 1940 Commissioned 14 Sep 1940 Kptlt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Commanders 14 Sep 1940 - 1 Apr 1942 Kptlt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (Knights Cross) 28 Mar 1942 - 15 Mar 1943 Oblt. Hans-J├╝rgen Hellriegel (Knights Cross) 16 Mar 1943 - 30 Jun 1944 Oblt. Wilhelm Peters Feb, 1944 - Jun, 1944 Oblt. Horst Willner 1 Jul 1944 - Feb, 1945 Oblt. Robert Rix Career 11 patrols 14 Sep 1940 - 30 Nov 1940 7. Flottille (training) 1 Dec 1940 - 31 Mar 1943 7. Flottille (front boat) 1 Apr 1943 - 30 Jun 1944 24. Flottille (training) 1 Jul 1944 - 15 Feb 1945 22. Flottille (school boat) Successes 27 ships sunk for a total of 181,206 GRT 4 ships damaged for a total of 33,043 GRT 1 ship a total loss for a total of 8,888 GRT Fate Sunk on 30 March, 1945 by US bombs in Wilhelmshaven. See the 32 ships hit by U-96 -View the 11 war patrols

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