German submarine U-87 (1941)

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|Ship name=''U-87'' |Ship ordered=9 June 1938 |Ship builder=Flender Werke AG |Ship yard number=283 |Ship laid down=18 April 1940 |Ship launched=21 June 1941 |Ship commissioned=19 August 1941 |Ship homeport= |Ship motto= |Ship nickname= |Ship fate=Sunk by Canadian warships, 4 March 1943 |Ship notes= }} surfaced * submerged |Ship length= * o/a * pressure hull |Ship beam= * o/a * pressure hull |Ship height= |Ship draught= |Ship power= * (diesels) * (electric) |Ship propulsion= *2 shafts *2 × diesel engines *2 × electric motors |ship speed= * surfaced * submerged |Ship range= * at surfaced * at submerged |Ship test depth= * *Crush depth: |Ship complement=4 officers, 40–56 enlisted |Ship sensors=''Gruppenhorchgerät'' |Ship EW= |Ship armament= *5 × torpedo tubes (four bow, one stern) *14 × torpedoes ''or'' 26 TMA mines *1 × deck gun (220 rounds) *1 × C/30 anti-aircraft gun |Ship notes= }} |partof=6th U-boat Flotilla |codes= |commanders= *''Kptlt.'' Joachim Berger *19 August 1941 – 4 March 1943 |operations= *Five *1st patrol: 24 December 1941 – 30 January 1942 *2nd patrol: 22 February – 27 March 1942 *3rd patrol: 19 May – 8 July 1942 *4th patrol: 31 August – 20 November 1942 *5th patrol: 9 January – 4 March 1943 |victories=Five ships sunk – }} |}

'''German submarine ''U-87''''' was a Type VIIB U-boat of Nazi Germany's ''Kriegsmarine'' during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 18 April 1940 at the Flender Werke (yard) at Lübeck as yard number 283 and launched on 21 June 1941. She was commissioned on 21 June under the command of ''Kapitänleutnant'' Joachim Berger. ''U-87'' trained with 6th U-boat Flotilla until 1 December 1941, when she was put on front-line service.

''U-87'' sank five ships in her one-year career; she was a member of five wolfpacks.

She was sunk off the coast of Leixões in Portugal during her fifth combat patrol, in March 1943, by warships of the Canadian Navy. Provided by Wikipedia

1
by Berger, Joachim
Published 1994
Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

2
by Berger, Joachim
Published 1998
Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

3
by Berger, Joachim
Published 2008
Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

4
by Berger, Joachim
Published 1991
Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

5
by Jahr, Andreas, Berger, Joachim
Published 2017
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden