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Patrol info for U-703

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
17 Aug 1943Hammerfest9 Oct 1943Harstad54 days


Officers *

Oblt. Joachim BrĂ¼nner

Ltn. Heinrich Schlott

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-703 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-703

We have 56 daily positions for the 54 days U-703 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-703 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Wiking (20 Sep 1943 - 3 Oct 1943)

Ships hit by U-703 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
1 Oct 1943U-703Joachim BrĂ¼nner Sergej Kirov4,146sjVA-18A

1 ship sunk (4,146 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


7 Oct 1943. U-703 rescued three survivors from Hope Island in the Barents Sea. The three people (two men and a woman) were the last survivors from the Soviet steamer Dekabrist, which had been sunk by German Ju-88 aircraft on 5 Nov, 1942, nearly a year earlier. The entire crew was originally shipwrecked on this island. In May 1943 they were discovered by an He-111 aircraft and on 24 July U-354 took the ship's master aboard as prisoner, leaving the remaining survivors behind but providing food and vitamin tablets. When U-703 reached the island in September, only three of those stranded were still alive. The U-boat crew enjoyed watching them, with the help of lots of food and care, slowly return to human civilization after enduring terrible hardship for nearly a year.

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Attacks on U-703 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-703 duing this patrol.

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