U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-427

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Apr 1945Narvik2 May 1945Kilbotn12 days


Officers *

Oblt. Carl-Gabriel Graf von Gudenus

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-427

We have daily positions for all 12 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-427 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-427 during this patrol

29 Apr 1945
During an attack on convoy RA 66 U-427 attempted to torpedo two of the escorts, Canadian destroyers HMCS Haida and Iroquois. The escorts then dropped a total of 260 depth charges [per U-427 war diary] on U-427's supposed position over several hours. Through good luck and no doubt equal skill the U-boat escaped. This is believed to have been the penultimate attack on an Arctic convoy. Some sources give the tally of depth charges as 678, which we have been unable to verify.

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