U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-174

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Oct 1942Lorient9 Jan 1943Lorient95 days


Officers *

FrgKpt. Ulrich Thilo

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-174

We have 94 daily positions for the 95 days U-174 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-174 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
31 Oct 1942U-174Ulrich Thilo Marylyn4,555brA
1 Nov 1942U-174Ulrich Thilo Elmdale4,872brTRIN-20B
2 Nov 1942U-174Ulrich Thilo Zaandam10,909nlC
2 Dec 1942U-174Ulrich Thilo Besholt4,977nwD
15 Dec 1942U-174Ulrich Thilo Alcoa Rambler5,500amE

5 ships sunk (30,813 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


10 Dec 1942. U-174 transferred a medical case to U-461.

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Attacks on U-174 during this patrol

15 Dec 1942
An American Catalina flying boat from squadron VP 83 based at Natal, Brazil (Lt Wall) surprised the surfaced U-174 and dropped bombs before she dived, without result. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 55)

15 Dec 1942
Later in the day another Catalina from Squadron VP 83, this time piloted by Bertram J. Prueher, attacked a U-boat, probably U-174. U-174 left the area shortly afterwards due to lack of fuel. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 55)

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