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U 200

Post by oldhoweboy » 19 Jul 2020 12:12

Hi again
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from ebay, listed as U200. Anyone confirm?
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Re: U 200

Post by oldhoweboy » 20 Jul 2020 16:20

WOT? No comments!
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Re: U 200

Post by oldhoweboy » 22 Jul 2020 12:22

Hi
Been unable to prove this as U200 and no help posted.
Here is U200 with white Bremen sign
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and with Fumo
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Re: U 200

Post by Axel N » 23 Jul 2020 08:59

Hi Nobby,

Do not give in, help is underway!

It is indeed U 200, taken on 12 June 1943 at Kiel prior to departure on patrol. Schonder made the mistake to fix the horseshoe in the wrong direction. So luck fell out pretty soon. So sad!

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Re: U 200

Post by oldhoweboy » 23 Jul 2020 09:34

Hurrah! Glad to know you still here!!
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Re: U 200

Post by tigre » 24 Nov 2022 23:35

Hello to all :D; a complement.............................

Sabotage in South Africa - U 200.

U 200 was a U-boat Type IX D2 that was commissioned on December 22, 1942 under Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Georg Schonder (1910 - 1943). Previously, Schonder had been in command of U 77 (Type VII C) from 18.01.1941 to 09.07.1942. After a period of tests and training, U 200, under the command of Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Schonder, left Kiel on June 12, 1943. After crossing the Baltic, refueling and receiving new orders in Marviken, the submersible operated in the North Atlantic and southwest of Iceland. She belonged to the Monsun submarine group. The U 200 had on board Küstenjäger men from the Brandenburg command (seven men) who were to carry out commando and sabotage operations in South Africa. Later the boat should proceed to East Asia. After 12 days, U 200 was sunk by British aircraft.

U 200 was sunk on June 24, 1943 in the North Atlantic southwest of Iceland by depth charges from Liberator H of Squadron 120 RAF. As the "Liberator" began to attack, she was met with intense anti-aircraft fire. This strong anti-aircraft fire from the submarine hit the machine in the left wing, in the wing tank, hydraulics and fuselage. Only two of the four depth charges were activated. However, they detonated near the submarine. During the second attack, the depth charge release mechanism failed, probably due to flak. But U 200 was already so damaged that she sank. Remains and an oil stain were observed in which some 15 survivors were swimming. However, none of them was rescued.

Also on board were: WO Oblt.z.S. Rolf Losche; WO Oblt.z.S Arnold Olischläger; WO Lt.z.S. Helmut Schultze-Hartung; LI Kkapt.ing Otto Sonntag; Lt.ing.d.R Karl-Eugen Rees; OStrm Jakob Berg; Lt. Hans Brügmann Heer/Brandenburger; Mar.St.Arzt Dr Dieter Herbig.

Sources: http://www.ubootarchiv.de/ubootwiki/index.php/U_200
https://uboot-recherche.de/en/U200-4975
https://historisches-marinearchiv.de/pr ... var2=wert2

Regarding the sabotage operation in South Africa, were there other attempts? Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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