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Patrol info for U-159

Date lookup for 28 Mar 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Mar 1943Lorient25 Apr 1943Lorient53 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Helmut Friedrich Witte

U-159's position on 28 Mar 1943

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-159 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Wohlgemut (12 Mar 1943 - 22 Mar 1943)
   Seeräuber (25 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-159 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
28 Mar 1943U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Silverbeech5,319brRS-3A

1 ship sunk (5,319 tons).

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Attacks on U-159 during this patrol

28 Mar 1943
In an attack on convoy RS 3 by Wolfpack Seeräuber (Pirate) off the coast of Spanish (now Western) Sahara, three ships were sunk and three U-boats (of eight) severely damaged. U-159 was hit by depth charges from aircraft. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 204)

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