U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-653

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Oct 1942Brest29 Dec 1942Brest64 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Gerhard Feiler

Ltn. Günter Lüders

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-653

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

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-653 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Natter (2 Nov 1942 - 8 Nov 1942)
   Westwall (8 Nov 1942 - 16 Dec 1942)

Ships hit by U-653 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


30 Nov 1942. U-653 transferred a medical case to U-118 in mid Atlantic.

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Attacks on U-653 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-653 duing this patrol.

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Men lost from U-boats

22 Dec 1942
A man was lost overboard at 08.10hrs in the Atlantic west of Portugal. [Bootsmaat Heinz Wendler]

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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