German submarine U-610

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-610
Operator: Kriegsmarine
Ordered: 22 May 1940
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Yard number: 586
Laid down: 5 April 1941
Launched: 24 December 1941
Commissioned: 19 February 1942
Fate: Sunk by depth charges, 8 October 1943
General characteristics
Type: Type VIIC submarine
Displacement: 769 tonnes (757 long tons) surfaced
871 t (857 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft 2 in) o/a
50.5 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) o/a
4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Draft: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)
Speed: 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) surfaced
7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 ft)
Complement: 44–52 officers & ratings
Service record
Commanders: 19 Feb 1942 - 8 Oct 1943, Freiherr Walter von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen
Victories: 4 ships sunk for a total of 21,273 GRT
1 ship damaged for a total of 9,551 GRT

German submarine U-610 was a Type VIIC U-boat built for the Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II. She was laid down on 5 April 1941, launched on 24 December 1941 and commissioned on 19 February 1942. She sunk in 8 October 1943, having sunk 4 ships and damaging another. Her commander was Freiherr Walter von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen.

Description[edit]

U-610 was built by Blohm + Voss, Hamburg as yard number 586. She was ordered on 22 May 1940 and the keel was laid down on 5 April 1941. U-601 was launched on 24 December 1941.

Sinking[edit]

While in the North Atlantic Ocean, the U-601 was sunk by a Canadian Sunderland aircraft by depth charges, killing all 51 men on board.