U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-648

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Sep 1943St. Nazaire28 Sep 1943St. Nazaire4 days
9 Oct 1943St. Nazaire22 Nov 1943Lost45 days
49 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Oblt. (R) Peter-Arthur Stahl

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-648

We have 47 daily positions for the 49 days U-648 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-648 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Siegfried (25 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 3 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   Jahn (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 5 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 10 (9 Nov 1943 - 10 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 8 (10 Nov 1943 - 11 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 7 (11 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943)

Ships hit by U-648 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-648 during this patrol

20 Nov 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
Canadian Sunderland W6031 (422 Sqn RCAF/G, pilot F/O J.D. B. Ulrichson, RCAF)

1745hrs, in the vicinity of combined convoy SL-139/MKS-30: forewarned by the Naxos radar detector, U-648 fought off the Sunderland with accurate AA fire. Approx. one hour later the aircraft sent a distress call saying it was about to ditch at 42°40N/19°30W. The crew of 11 were never found.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

21 Nov 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Liberator BZ819 (53 Sqn RAF/A, pilot W/C H.R.A. Edwards, AFC)

0412hrs, vicinity of convoy SL-139: the aircraft was apparently hit by flak in making a strafing run using the Leigh Light, and its depth charges fell wide. On the return flight three engines failed and the pilot was forced to ditch. He was the sole survivor, rescued on 22 November by HMS Lincolnshire.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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