U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-373

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
26 Dec 1943La Pallice28 Dec 1943La Pallice3 days
1 Jan 1944La Pallice5 Jan 1944Brest5 days
8 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Oblt. Detlef von Lehsten

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-373

We have 6 daily positions for the 8 days U-373 was at sea.

27 Dec 1943 -

Departure from La Pallice on 1 Jan 1944.
2 Jan 1944 - 3 Jan 1944 - 4 Jan 1944 -
Arrival at Brest on 5 Jan 1944.

Ships hit by U-373 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-373 during this patrol

3 Jan 1944
Mid Atlantic, west of Cadiz: a British Wellington (612 Sqdn, pilot John B. Russell) attacked, dropping depth charges. A British Liberator (224 Sqdn, pilot Harold R. Facey) then assisted, dropping eight more depth charges. U-373 was heavily damaged and returned to base. On reaching Brest on 4 Jan, two unexploded depth charges were found on the conning tower and the boat had to leave port to jettison them, a highly hazardous operation which was carried out successfully. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 486)

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