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U-550 being sunk

U-550 Type IXC/40 Ordered 5 Jun 1941 Laid down 2 Oct 1942 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 371) Launched 12 May 1943 Commissioned 28 Jul 1943 Klaus Hänert Commanders 28 Jul 1943 - 16 Apr 1944 Kptlt. Klaus Hänert Career 1 patrol 28 Jul 1943 - 31 Jan 1944 4. Flottille (training) 1 Feb 1944 - 16 Apr 1944 10. Flottille (front boat) Successes 1 ship sunk for a total of 11,017 GRT Fate Sunk 16 April, 1944 in the North Atlantic east of New York, in position 40.09N, 69.44W, by depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer escorts USS Gandy, USS Joyce and USS Peterson. 44 dead and 12 survivors.

U-550 being sunk
johnbr, Oct 24, 2011
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