U 128

Brazil,South America

U 128 was laid down at A.G Weser in Bremen in July 1940, and was launched in February 1941. She was put in service as a training boat in May the same year, and in December she was transferred to active service as a front boat. She did a total of six war patrols in her career and sunk twelve ships. On her last patrol outside the coast of Brazil under command of Kptlt Hermann Steinert she was attacked by American airplanes and destroyers from US Navy 17. May 1943. The crew opened the valves and scuttled her soon after. Seven men lost their lives. The wreck has not yet been found and is believed to rest somewhere southeast of Maceio.

Former names:
U 128

76,6 x 6,7 x 4,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1120 displ ( surfaced ) Bremen ( D ) 1941 Lorient ( F )
10.00 S, 35.35 W
( Source: Uboat.net )

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