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U-4651

U-465 Type VIIC Ordered 15 Aug 1940 Laid down 17 May 1941 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 296) Launched 30 Mar 1942 Commissioned 20 May 1942 Kptlt. Heinz Wolf Commanders 20 May 1942 - 2 May 1943 Kptlt. Heinz Wolf Career 4 patrols 20 May 1942 - 30 Sep 1942 8. Flottille (training) 1 Oct 1942 - 2 May 1943 6. Flottille (front boat) Successes No ships sunk or damaged Fate Sunk 2 May, 1943 in the Bay of Biscay north of Cape Finisterre, Spain, in position 44.48N, 08.58W, by depth charges from an Australian Sunderland aircraft (Sqdn. 461/M). 48 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, November 1989). View the 4 war patrols Previously recorded fate •Sunk 7 May, 1943 in the Bay of Biscay west of St. Nazaire, France, in position 47.06N, 10.58W, by depth charges from an Australian Sunderland aircraft (RAAF-Sqdn. 10/W). (Postwar assessment) Notes. This attack was in fact against U-663 inflicting major damages. Wolfpack operations U-465 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career: Panzer (23 Nov 1942 - 11 Dec 1942) Raufbold (11 Dec 1942 - 12 Dec 1942) Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 28 Jan 1943) Pfeil (1 Feb 1943 - 8 Feb 1943)

U-4651
johnbr, Nov 5, 2011
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