U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-653

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Jan 1943Brest31 Mar 1943La Pallice63 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Gerhard Feiler

Oblt. Günter Lüders

Ltn. Wilhelm Cranz

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

We have daily positions for all 63 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-653 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Hartherz (3 Feb 1943 - 7 Feb 1943)
   Ritter (11 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943)
   Burggraf (4 Mar 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Raubgraf (7 Mar 1943 - 15 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-653 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
24 Feb 1943U-653Gerhard Feiler Madoera (d.)9,382nlON-166A
12 Mar 1943U-653Gerhard Feiler Thomas Hooker7,176amON-168B

1 ship sunk (7,176 tons) and 1 ship damaged (9,382 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

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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

13 Feb 1943
U-653 lost an officer overboard in heavy weather in the mid Atlantic south of Greenland. [Oberleutnant zur See Werner Laudon]

9 Mar 1943
A man was lost overboard. [Bootsmaat Walter Mayer]

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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