|Ordered:||7 August 1939|
|Laid down:||15 May 1940|
|Launched:||6 January 1942|
|Commissioned:||2 April 1942|
|Fate:||Sunk on 24 June 1943 by a British warship|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Submarine minelayer|
|Height:||10.20 m (33 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||4.71 m (15 ft 5 in)|
|Test depth:||Calculated crush depth: 220 m (720 ft)|
|Complement:||5 officers, 47 enlisted|
German submarine U-119 was a Type XB minelaying U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was laid down at the Germaniawerft in Kiel on 15 May 1940 as yard number 624. She was launched on 6 January 1942 and commissioned under Kapitänleutnant Alois Zech on 2 April 1942, he was replaced by Kptlt. Horst-Tessen von Kameke on 1 February 1943, who remained in command until her loss.
The boat made a short run from Kiel to Frederikshaven in Denmark and back between 4 August 1942 and the 10th.
2nd patrol and loss
Summary of raiding history
|3 June 1943||Halma||Panama||2,937||Sunk (Mine)|
|28 July 1943||John A. Poor||USA||7,176||Damaged (Mine)|
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