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Patrol info for U-753

Date lookup for 2 Jun 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Apr 1942La Pallice25 Jun 1942La Pallice65 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein

Oblt. Erwin Christophersen

Ltn. Eberhard Dahlhaus
Cdr sea training

Oblt. Hans Hornkohl

U-753's position on 2 Jun 1942

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Attacks on U-753 during this patrol

2 Jun 1942
11.03 hrs, off Nuevitas, Cuba: the boat attempted to shell the American steam merchantman Domino (3,170 GRT) with the AA gun, but it jammed on firing the first round. The freighter immediately returned fire with her 4in stern gun, and U-753 was lucky to escape without damage by diving. Domino fired three rounds, and claimed one hit. (Sources: KTB U-753/ONO OP-414)

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