U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-203

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Aug 1942Brest11 Sep 1942*died at sea*16 days
11 Sep 1942*at sea*18 Sep 1942Brest8 days
24 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Oblt. Hans Seidel

Patrol description
I.WO Hans Seidel took over command of U-203 after its commander Rolf M├╝tzelburg died in an accident at sea.

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

We have daily positions for all 24 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-203 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Iltis (6 Sep 1942 - 10 Sep 1942)

Ships hit by U-203 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-203 during this patrol

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Men lost from U-boats

11 Sep 1942
The commander of U-203 (Kptlt. Rolf M├╝tzelburg) died in a unique accident on this day. He had stopped the boat to allow the crew to swim in the sea, and as he dived from the conning tower, the boat moved and he hit the saddle tank, suffering serious injuries. He died the next day.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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