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Patrol info for U-615

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Sep 1942Kiel30 Oct 1942La Pallice56 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Ralph Kapitzky

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-615 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-615

We have daily positions for all 56 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-615 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Pfeil (12 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942)
   Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
   Wotan (5 Oct 1942 - 19 Oct 1942)

Ships hit by U-615 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 Oct 1942U-615Ralph Kapitzky El Lago4,221paONS-136A
23 Oct 1942U-615Ralph Kapitzky Empire Star12,656brB

2 ships sunk (16,877 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-615 during this patrol

15 Oct 1942
The target of the attack by a British Liberator aircraft (120 Sqn RAF/H) on 15 October 1942 in position 53.58N, 33.43W, formerly credited with sinking U-257 and U-661, was in fact U-615, which escaped unscathed. (Sources: 1987-06-01, FDS/NHB)

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