U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-172

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 May 1943Lorient7 Sep 1943Lorient102 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Carl Emmermann

Ltn. Hermann Hoffmann

Oblt. Klaus Hackländer

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-172 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net

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

We have daily positions for all 102 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-172 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
28 Jun 1943U-172Carl Emmermann Vernon City4,748brOS-49A
12 Jul 1943U-172Carl Emmermann African Star6,507amB
15 Jul 1943U-172Carl Emmermann Harmonic4,558brC
24 Jul 1943U-172Carl Emmermann Fort Chilcotin7,133brJT-2D

4 ships sunk (22,946 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-172 during this patrol

11 Aug 1943
An unidentified aircraft attacked U-172 while the boat was rescuing the crew of U-604 following her scuttling. One man from U-172 was killed. [Maschinenobergefreiter Fritz Schiemann]

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