Patrol info for U-159
Date lookup for 13 Jul 1942
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|14 May 1942||Lorient||13 Jul 1942||Lorient||61 days|
Kptlt. Helmut Friedrich Witte
Oblt. Gerd von Pommer-Esche
U-159's position on 13 Jul 1942
Ships hit by U-159 on this date
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Attacks on U-159 during this patrol
13 Jul 1942
01.02 hrs, Bay of Biscay: a British Leigh Light Wellington (172 Sqn RAF) dropped three A/S bombs. The bombs fell close on the port side and caused severe damage, leaving the boat unable to dive. U-159 nonetheless managed to reach Lorient approx. 12 hours later. (Sources: Ritschel)
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