U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-642

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Feb 1943Kiel8 Apr 1943St. Nazaire48 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Herbert Brünning

Ltn. Hans-Erich Kummetz

Ltn. Erwin Jestel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-642

We have daily positions for all 48 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-642 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Neuland (4 Mar 1943 - 6 Mar 1943)
   Ostmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
   Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-642 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
8 Mar 1943U-642Herbert Brünning Leadgate2,125brSC-121A

1 ship sunk (2,125 tons).

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-642 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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