U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-448

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Sep 1943St. Nazaire12 Sep 1943St. Nazaire7 days
14 Sep 1943St. Nazaire3 Nov 1943St. Nazaire51 days
58 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Oblt. Helmut Dauter

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-448

We have daily positions for all 58 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-448 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Rossbach (24 Sep 1943 - 9 Oct 1943)
   Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 18 Oct 1943)

Ships hit by U-448 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-448 during this patrol

17 Oct 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
Canadian Sunderland JM712 (RCAF Sqdn 422/S, pilot F/L P.T. Sargent)

The flying boat attacked U-448 at 12.48 hrs after obtaining a radar contact near convoy ONS 20. U-281 was nearby and assisted by putting up flak during the first attack run. The four depth charges dropped fell short, so the aircraft turned around for a second run, exchanging gunfire with both boats. The Sunderland then dropped two depth charges on U-448, but was heavily hit by flak, which killed the nose gunner and mortally wounded the navigator. The pilot had to ditch in heavy seas near the convoy. He and two aircrew died in the crash, but the remaining seven were picked up by HMS Drury. U-448 was seriously damaged by the last two depth charges and was forced to return to base. Strafing killed one man and wounded two. [Oberbootsmaat Fritz Döhler] (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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