U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-545

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Dec 1943Kiel10 Feb 1944Lost64 days


Officers *

Gert Mannesmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-545

We have daily positions for all 64 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-545 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Rügen 2 (23 Dec 1943 - 28 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 1 (28 Dec 1943 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944)
   Stürmer (26 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)

Ships hit by U-545 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
30 Dec 1943U-545Gert Mannesmann Empire Housman (d.)7,359brON-217A

1 ship damaged (7,359 tons).

(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-545 during this patrol

10 Feb 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Wellington (Sqdn 407)

U-545 was scuttled after this attack

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Men lost from U-boats

26 Jan 1944
The I WO was lost overboard in the North Atlantic. [Oberleutnant zur See Hans Wilkening]

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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