U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-214

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Aug 1943Brest30 Nov 1943Brest101 days


Officers *

Oblt. Rupprecht Stock

Ltn. Friedrich-August Greus

Hans Beckmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-214

We have daily positions for all 101 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-214 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
14 Oct 1943U-214Rupprecht Stock USS Dorado (SS 248) [Mine]1,525amA

1 ship sunk (1,525 tons).

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[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

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Attacks on U-214 during this patrol

9 Sep 1943
15.25 hrs, 92 miles SW of Santa Maria, Azores: an American Avenger aircraft from USS Croatan piloted by Lt (jg) J.W. Steere made a radar approach from above cloud cover and dropped four depth charges. The aircraft was hit in the air intake and bomb bay by flak. One of the depth charges actually hit the bridge, bounced off and exploded about 10m (33ft) off the port side, but without damaging the boat. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-214 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

8 Oct 194315h5119h05EL 2616Colon, Panama15 SMA

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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