U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-505

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Oct 1943Lorient7 Nov 1943Lorient30 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Peter Zschech

Oblt. Paul Meyer

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

We have daily positions for all 30 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-505 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-505 during this patrol

24 Oct 1943
The commander of U-505, Kptlt. Peter Zschech, committed suicide during heavy depth charging on 24 Oct. This was the only such case of the war. The IWO, Oblt. Meyer took over and brought the boat back to port.

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