U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-753

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Apr 1942La Pallice25 Jun 1942La Pallice65 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein

Oblt. Erwin Christophersen

Ltn. Eberhard Dahlhaus
Cdr sea training

Oblt. Hans Hornkohl

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-753

We have daily positions for all 65 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-753 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
20 May 1942U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein George Calvert7,191amA
22 May 1942U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein E.P. Theriault (d.)326brB
25 May 1942U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein Haakon Hauan (d.)6,582nwC
27 May 1942U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein Hamlet6,578nwD

2 ships sunk (13,769 tons) and 2 ships damaged (6,908 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-753 during this patrol

2 Jun 1942
11.03 hrs, off Nuevitas, Cuba: the boat attempted to shell the American steam merchantman Domino (3,170 GRT) with the AA gun, but it jammed on firing the first round. The freighter immediately returned fire with her 4in stern gun, and U-753 was lucky to escape without damage by diving. Domino fired three rounds, and claimed one hit. (Sources: KTB U-753/ONO OP-414)

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