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Patrol info for U-159

Date lookup for 13 Jul 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 May 1942Lorient13 Jul 1942Lorient61 days


Officers *

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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