|Ship Class||Type IX-class Submarine|
|Builder||Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG|
|Ordered||15 Dec 1937|
|Laid Down||11 Aug 1939|
|Launched||9 Mar 1940|
|Commissioned||11 Jun 1940|
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U-124 Operational Timeline
|8 Mar 1941||Off Western Africa, German submarines U-105, U-106, and U-124 received sighting reports of Allied convoy SL-67 from surface ships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. They searched for the escorting battleship HMS Malaya in failure; instead, U-105 sank British ship Harmodius at 0341 hours and U-124 sank four ships between 0547 and 0608 hours. U-105 received damage from depth charges as she was counterattacked. A total of 62 British sailors were killed; 300 survivors were picked up.|
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