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Patrol info for U-652

Date lookup for 11 Dec 1941

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Nov 1941Lorient12 Dec 1941Messina42 days


Officers *

Oblt. Georg-Werner Fraatz

Oblt. Adolf Graef
WO sea training

Gerhard Ady

U-652's position on 11 Dec 1941

Ships hit by U-652 on this date

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Attacks on U-652 during this patrol

11 Dec 1941
At 1439 hours (Berlin time), while west of Ustica Island in position 38.42N, 12.51E, the Dutch submarine HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) fired three torpedoes at a German U-boat. A full bow salvo of four torpedoes was intended but the enemy changes course after the third torpedo had been fired which then all missed. The fourth bow torpedo was not fired. According to the German log U-652 spotted the periscope of the attacker and course was changed. Shortly afterwards two torpedo tracks were sighted.

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