U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-468

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Feb 1943Kristiansand27 Mar 1943La Pallice55 days


Officers *

Oblt. Klemens Schamong

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-468

We have daily positions for all 55 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-468 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Ritter (11 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943)
   Burggraf (4 Mar 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Raubgraf (7 Mar 1943 - 16 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-468 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Mar 1943U-468Klemens Schamong Empire Light6,537brON-168A

1 ship sunk (6,537 tons).

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-468 during this patrol

14 Mar 1943
While shadowing convoy ON-170 south of Greenland, U-468 was attacked and held down for several hours by the corvette HMS Gentian, after which contact with the convoy was not regained. Date is approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 259)

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