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Patrol info for U-178

Date lookup for 15 Nov 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Sep 1942Kiel10 Jan 1943Bordeaux125 days


Officers *

Kpt. Hans Ibbeken

Oblt. Wilhelm Spahr

Ltn. Friedrich Petran

U-178's position on 15 Nov 1942

Ships hit by U-178 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Nov 1942U-178Hans Ibbeken Adviser (d.)6,348brA

1 ship damaged (6,348 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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Attacks on U-178 during this patrol

15 Nov 1942
While operating off Durban (Nov 13-15) the boat was attacked by Allied aircraft several times and on one occasion 3 bombs fell close, but without causing damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 78)

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