U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-505

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Oct 1942Lorient12 Dec 1942Lorient70 days


Officers *

Oblt. Peter Zschech

Oblt. Thilo Bode

Gottfried Stolzenburg

Patrol description

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Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-505

We have daily positions for all 70 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-505 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
7 Nov 1942U-505Peter Zschech Ocean Justice7,173brA

1 ship sunk (7,173 tons).

General Events during this patrol


22 Nov 1942. U-505 met U-tanker U-462 in order to transfer the IIWO, who had been wounded in an attack on the boat on 10 November. U-505 also took the opportunity to take on fuel and a Metox device.

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Attacks on U-505 during this patrol

10 Nov 1942
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Hudson V9253 (53 Sqn RAF/L, pilot F/S R.R. Sillcock, RAAF)

The II WO and a lookout were seriously wounded in a surprise air attack out of low cloud by a Hudson bomber SE of Trinidad. Four depth charges were released and a direct hit was scored, but the explosion also destroyed the aircraft and the five aircrew. Heavy damage cased the boat to abandon the patrol. 12 days later the II WO was transferred to the milch cow U-462.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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