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Patrol info for U-753

Date lookup for 13 May 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 May 1943La Pallice13 May 1943Lost9 days


Officers *

FrgKpt. Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein

U-753's position on 13 May 1943

Ships hit by U-753 on this date

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Attacks on U-753 during this patrol

13 May 1943
The sinking of U-753 0830hrs, North Atlantic: the boat was sighted by a Canadian Sunderland flying boat (423 Sqn RCAF/G, pilot F/L J. Musgrave) ten miles from convoy HX-237. Flak from U-753 prevented a depth charge attack, so the Sunderland shadowed the boat for the next 20 minutes, firing approx. 2,000 rounds and being hit by once by flak. HMCS Drumheller then forced the boat to dive with gunfire and the Sunderland immediately dropped two depth charges ahead of the diving point. A Swordfish aircraft from the British escort carrier HMS Biter arrived and marked the spot with smoke markers. The corvette was soon joined by HMS Lagan, and together they sank U-753 with depth charges. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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