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Ship ClassType VII-class Submarine
BuilderBremer Vulkan AG
Yard Number5
Ordered25 Jan 1939
Laid Down28 Mar 1940
Launched23 Nov 1940
Commissioned18 Jan 1941


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25 Jun 1941 German submarine U-77 (Oberleutnant zur See Heinrich Schonder) sank 4,603-ton Greek merchant steamer Anna Bulgaris in the North Atlantic Ocean at 2136 hours, hitting her in the aft with one torpedo. The Germans reported that the crew of 35 abandoned ship before the Anna Bulgaris sank but they were never seen again.

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