U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-615

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
18 Feb 1943La Pallice20 Apr 1943La Pallice62 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 62 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-615 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Burggraf (25 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Raubgraf (7 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seewolf (24 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Adler (7 Apr 1943 - 13 Apr 1943)

Ships hit by U-615 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 Apr 1943U-615Ralph Kapitzky Edward B. Dudley7,177amHX-232A

1 ship sunk (7,177 tons).

General Events during this patrol


11 Apr 1943. On 11 April, 1943 U-615 was slightly damaged by debris when the Liberty ship Edward B. Dudley exploded after being hit by a coup de grâce from a distance of 800m. The commander was wounded and the U-boat was forced to return to base.

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Attacks on U-615 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-615 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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