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Ship ClassType VII-class Submarine
BuilderFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft
Yard Number631
Ordered23 Sep 1939
Laid Down18 Mar 1940
Launched10 Feb 1941
Commissioned22 Mar 1941


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U-202 Operational Timeline

20 Jun 1941 In the early hours, lookouts on German submarine U-202, commanded by Kapit√§nleutnant Walter Kell, spotted the lifeboat containing the survivors of British motor merchant Cathrine, which was sunk by U-43 west of Cape Clear, Ireland three days earlier. The survivors asked for water but were told that they would not give water to Britishers. Seven of the ten men would soon die from starvation and exposure. In the subsequent days, a convoy passed close by, but the last three men were too weak to get any attention.
27 Aug 1941 German submarine U-202 sank British trawler Ladylove off Iceland at 1435 hours, killing the entire crew of 14.
13 Jun 1942 German submarine U-202 landed 4 saboteurs at Amagansett, Long Island, New York, United States in Operation Pastorius.

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
17 Jun 2022 05:57:09 PM

Jun 17 1942 page claims U-202 dropped four agents off in Jacksonville Fl. I believe it was Amagansett, New York, long island.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Jun 2022 11:06:19 AM

Anonymous (above):
You are correct except it turns out this entry offered a mistaken U-Boat number rather than a mistaken landing location. On 17 Jun 1942, U-584 dropped four agents off in Jacksonville FL while U-202 dropped of a different set of four agents at Amagansett, New York four days earlier. All timeline entries have been straightened out to reflect this and thank you for pointing this out.

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