- Type ;VII-C
- Ordered ;23-09-1939
- Laid down ;20-01-1940 F.Krupp Germaniawerft A.G.,Kiel(werk 630)
- Launched ;07-12-1940
- Commisioned ;25-01-1941 under OBLT Aldabert Schnee(Oak Leaves)
- Commanders ;25-01-1941 untill 24-08-1942 KPTLT Adalbert Schnee
- (Knight Cross)
- ;25-08-1942 untill 17-02-1943 KPTLT Gunther Rosenberg +
- Career ,9 Patrols ;20-01-1941 untill 01-04-1942, 1 Flottille as a trainings boat.
- ;01-04-1941 untill 17-02-1943, 1 Flotille as a front boat.
- Successes ;22 ships sunk for a total of 102.697 GRT
- 2 Auxiliary warships sunk for a total of 5,700 GRT
- 2 ships damaged for a total of 13,386 GRT
- Fate ;Sunk on 17-02-1943 in the North Atlantic in position 50.50N,40.50W,
- by depth charges from the British Destroyer HMS Viscount,
- 49 dead,all hands lost.
9 Patrols by U-201
U-201 in heavy seas.
U-201,Brest 1941,note that the bunker is still under construction.
''Adi'' is the fifth from the right.
U-201,early 1941.Note the ''black arrow'',this was a steal ''protection cover'' for the bow of the
U-boats in icy waters,pictures below you see it better.
U-48,type VII-B.Januari 1940.
This is probably a type IX.
if I can find more photographic evidence of this ''cover'' I will post them,stay tuned.
If this is U-201 on the left,I think the boat on the right is a XIV(milch cow)probably U-460.
I have looked in the KTB`s of the type`s XIV(10 boats commisioned),
the only possible boat that resuplied U-201 is U-460 on her second patrol.
U-460 left St. Nazaire on 27-08-1942 and arrived on 12-10-1942 in St. Nazaire,
and was for 47 days at sea.
At that time it was U-201`s 8th patrol,under the command of Gunther Rosenberg.U-201 left Brest on 6-09-1942 and arrived on 26-10-1942 in Brest,and was for 51 days at sea.
Probably this picture is taken on 17-09-1942 in quadrant DF-27 when
she was on her way to Venezuela.U-201,U-332 and U-511 getting 477 CBM of fuel
and 158 provisions from U-460.
The model and her lingerie.
my best guess is that a type VII-C has ''four valves'',I think David Westwood`s plans are right.
From David Westwood`s book''Anatomy of the ship,the type VII-C U-boat''
oeeeeeee this one close very,very close.
U-703,Type VIIC,1 March 1944.