U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-129

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 Mar 1943Lorient29 May 1943Lorient80 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Hans-Ludwig Witt

Oblt. Leonhard Klingspor

Ltn. Hans-Werner Offermann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-129

We have daily positions for all 80 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-129 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
2 Apr 1943U-129Hans-Ludwig Witt Melbourne Star12,806brA
24 Apr 1943U-129Hans-Ludwig Witt Santa Catalina6,507amB
4 May 1943U-129Hans-Ludwig Witt Panam7,277paNK-538C

3 ships sunk (26,590 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


26 Apr 1943. U-129 fired three torpedoes at an enemy submarine in the west Atlantic, all of which missed.

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Attacks on U-129 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-129 duing this patrol.

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Men lost from U-boats

21 May 1943
During refueling by U-459 two men from the boat were washed overboard by a big wave. One of them was soon recovered, but the other remained missing. [Matrosengefreiter Hans RĂ¼chel] (Sources: Ritschel)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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