U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-505

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Jul 1943Lorient13 Jul 1943Lorient13 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Peter Zschech

Kptlt. Thilo Bode

Oblt. Paul Meyer

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

We have 11 daily positions for the 13 days U-505 was at sea.

Departure from Lorient on 1 Jul 1943.
2 Jul 1943 - 3 Jul 1943 - 4 Jul 1943 - 5 Jul 1943 - 6 Jul 1943 - 7 Jul 1943 - 8 Jul 1943 - 9 Jul 1943 - 10 Jul 1943 - 11 Jul 1943 - 12 Jul 1943 -
Arrival at Lorient on 13 Jul 1943.

Ships hit by U-505 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-505 during this patrol

8 Jul 1943
On the 6th day out of Lorient, France, three British destroyers from a hunter-killer group pursued the submerged boat for 36 hours (assisted by a leak from an external fuel tank). The boat managed to slip away and docked at Lorient on 13 July for repair. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 383.)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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