U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-259

Date lookup for 15 Nov 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Nov 1942La Pallice15 Nov 1942Lost11 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Klaus Köpke

U-259's position on 15 Nov 1942

Ships hit by U-259 on this date

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Attacks on U-259 during this patrol

15 Nov 1942
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Hudson bomber (500 Sqdn RAF/S, pilot F/O Mick A. Ensor)

One of the depth charges dropped by the aircaft exploded on contact with the boat, crippling the aircraft and forcing the crew to bail out. Only the pilot and one crewman were rescued by the British sloops HMS Erne and HMS Leith. U-259 was sunk.

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