German U-124 submarine refuels from the “Python” supply vessel

U-124 submarine, Python supply vessel

German U-124 submarine refuels from the “Python” supply vessel (tanker) in the open sea. The picture was taken 850 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.

U-124 – German submarine type IXB. Completed 11 combat campaigns. 46 transports sank with a total displacement of 219,178 brt, 2 warships with a total displacement of 5,775 brt.
U-124 died on April 2, 1943, hit by the depth charges of British ships: the corvette “Stonecrop” (HMS Stonecrop) and the sloop “Black Swan” (HMS Black Swan). All 53 crew members died.

On December 1, 1941, the Piton supply vessel was sunk by artillery fire of British cruisers at a meeting point with one of the submarines.



Location: Atlantic
Photo date: November 18, 1941

In : 1941

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