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U-68

Type
IXC

Ordered7 Aug 1939
Laid down20 Apr 1940AG Weser, Bremen (werk 987)
Launched22 Oct 1940
Commissioned11 Feb 1941Kptlt. Karl-Friedrich Merten (Oak Leaves)
Commanders
11 Feb 1941 -21 Jan 1943 KrvKpt. Karl-Friedrich Merten (Knights Cross)
21 Jan 1943 -16 Jun 1943 Oblt. Albert Lauzemis
14 Jun 1943 -Jul, 1943 Oblt. Ekkehard Scherraus
Jul, 1943 -29 Jul 1943 Oblt. Gerhard Seehausen
30 Jul 1943 -10 Apr 1944 Oblt. Albert Lauzemis
Career
10 patrols
11 Feb 1941-31 May 1941 2. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1941-10 Apr 1944 2. Flottille (active service)
Successes32 ships sunk, total tonnage 197,453 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 545 GRT
Fate
Sunk 10 Apr 1944 north-west of Madeira, Portugal, in position 33.24N, 18.59W, by depth charges and rockets from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal (VC-58). 56 dead and 1 survivor.

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