UJ 2208 - Alfred

Italy,Mediterranean

The French trawler Alfred was built at Ateliers & Chantiers de Bretagne in 1926. The French navy requisitioned her at the outbreak of wolrd war two as a patrol boat, and named her P-129. Some years later, when  the Germans took control over rest of France and the Vichy controlled France, she was taken over by the Kriegsmarine and refitted as a uboat hunter. She was assigned to 22.Ubootjagd Flotille in Marseilles as UJ 2208 under command of Leutnant zur see Oscar Schmidt. Outside Genoa 20. February 1944 she sailed on a German mine that broke the ship in two and she disappeared in the deep. The battered wreck rest today in two parts on a depth of approx 110 to 115 meters right outside Genoa harbor. Also see the wrecks of UJ 2207, UJ 2210 and UJ 2216 from 22.Ubootjagd Flotille.


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UJ 2208
Alfred, P-129
65,0 x 9,8 m
     
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966 grt
Nantes ( F ) 1926
Marseilles ( F )


Last updated:January 2021