spencer1565_300
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spencer1565_300

U-175
Type IXC
Ordered 23 Dec 1939

Laid down 30 Jan 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1015)
Launched 2 Sep 1941

Commissioned 5 Dec 1941 Kptlt. Heinrich Bruns
Commanders 5 Dec 1941 - 17 Apr 1943 KrvKpt. Heinrich Bruns

Career
3 patrols 5 Dec 1941 - 31 Aug 1942 4. Flottille (training)

1 Sep 1942 - 17 Apr 1943 10. Flottille (front boat)


Successes 10 ships sunk for a total of 40,619 GRT
Fate Sunk 17 April, 1943 south-west of Ireland, in position 47.53N, 22.04W, by depth charges and gunfire from the US Coast Guard cutter USCGC Spencer. 13 dead and 41 survivors.

See the 10 ships hit by U-175 - View the 3 war patrols


Wolfpack operations
U-175 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Without name (15 Apr 1943 - 17 Apr 1943)

Attacks on this boat
2 Oct 1942
The boat was attacked twice by an American B-18 aircraft (USAF) but suffered no damage.

1 Jan 1943
At 18.53 hours, the boat was attacked by a British Catalina aircraft (RAF Sqdn 270 / V) with 5 bombs off Sierra Leone and suffered minor damage. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)

30 Jan 1943
At 16.57 hours, the returning boat was attacked by a British Catalina aircraft (RAF Sqdn 270 / G) with 6 bombs southwest of Dakar. The extensive damage limited the ability to dive and a trace of oil caused a serious loss of fuel that had to be replenished from U-118 (Czygan) on 11 February. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)

3 recorded attacks on this boat.
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