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U-99

Type
VIIB

Ordered15 Dec 1937
Laid down31 Mar 1939F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 593)
Launched12 Mar 1940
Commissioned18 Apr 1940Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer (Knights Cross/Swords)
Commanders
18 Apr 1940 -17 Mar 1941 KrvKpt. Otto Kretschmer (Knights Cross)
Career
8 patrols
18 Apr 1940-30 Jun 1940 7. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1940-17 Mar 1941 7. Flottille (active service)
Successes35 ships sunk, total tonnage 198,218 GRT
3 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 46,440 GRT
1 ship captured, total tonnage 2,136 GRT
5 ships damaged, total tonnage 37,965 GRT
Fate
Scuttled at 0343hrs on 17 Mar 1941 south-east of Iceland, in approximate position 61N, 12W, after being depth charged by the British destroyer HMS Walker. 3 dead and 40 survivors.

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