U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-415

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Mar 1943Bergen5 May 1943Brest60 days


Officers *

Oblt. Kurt Neide

Ltn. Walter Boldt

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-415

We have daily positions for all 60 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-415 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Seeteufel (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Meise (11 Apr 1943 - 24 Apr 1943)

Ships hit by U-415 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
21 Apr 1943U-415Kurt Neide Ashantian4,917brONS-3A
21 Apr 1943U-415Kurt Neide Wanstead (d.)5,486brONS-3B

1 ship sunk (4,917 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,486 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-415 during this patrol

1 May 1943
08.20 hrs, NW of Corunna, Spain inbound: six depth charges from a British Halifax bomber (502 Sqn RAF/C, pilot F/O R. Houston) caused serious damage. (Sources: Norman Franks)

1 May 1943
11.36 hrs: an Australian Sunderland flying boat (461 Sqn RAAF/M, pilot F/Lt E.C. Smith) depth charged the boat. No damage. (Sources: Norman Franks)

1 May 1943
17.35 hrs, NW of Corunna, Spain, inbound; the boat was attacked by a British Whitley bomber (612 Sqn RAF/E, pilot F/Sgt Norman Earnshaw). She dived, and the aircraft made two runs, first dropping six depth charges with no result, then two which caused serious damage. U-415 managed to make Brest on 31 May. (Sources: Norman Franks)

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