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Patrol info for U-203

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Jun 1941Kiel29 Jun 1941St. Nazaire25 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Rolf Mützelburg

Ltn. Hans-Dieter Mohs

Hans-Jürgen Haupt
WO sea training

Rudolf Dübler

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-203

We have 22 daily positions for the 25 days U-203 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-203 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
24 Jun 1941U-203Rolf Mützelburg Soløy4,402nwHX-133A
24 Jun 1941U-203Rolf Mützelburg Kinross4,956brOB-336B

2 ships sunk (9,358 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


19 Jun 1941. U-203 encountered the US battleship USS Texas and her destroyer screen on Neutrality Patrol about 800 miles (1,287km) SSE of Iceland. The U-boat followed the ship for over 20 hours and Mützelburg identified her clearly. He even tried to get into an attack position because the ships were moving eastwards into the declared blockade area around Britain, but never came into firing range, and stopped chasing them as they turned around.

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Attacks on U-203 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-203 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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