U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-172

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 May 1942Lorient21 Jul 1942Lorient72 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Carl Emmermann

Oblt. Heinz-G√ľnther Scholz

Ltn. Hermann Hoffmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-172

We have 71 daily positions for the 72 days U-172 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-172 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
27 May 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Athelknight8,940brOS-28A
3 Jun 1942U-172Carl Emmermann City of Alma5,446amB
5 Jun 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Delfina3,480amC
8 Jun 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Sicilien1,654amD
14 Jun 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Lebore8,289amE
15 Jun 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Bennestvet2,438nwF
18 Jun 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Motorex1,958brG
23 Jun 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Resolute35coH
9 Jul 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Santa Rita8,379amI

9 ships sunk (40,619 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-172 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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