U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-158


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 May 1942Lorient30 Jun 1942Lost58 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Erwin Rostin

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-158

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We have 45 daily positions for the 58 days U-158 was at sea.

Departure from Lorient on 4 May 1942.
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Sunk on 30 Jun 1942.

Ships hit by U-158 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
20 May 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Darina8,113brON-93
22 May 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Frank B. Baird1,748ca
2 Jun 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Knoxville City5,686am
4 Jun 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Nidarnes2,647nw
5 Jun 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Velma Lykes2,572am
7 Jun 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Hermis5,234pa
11 Jun 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Sheherazade13,467pa
12 Jun 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Cities Service Toledo8,192am
17 Jun 1942U-158Erwin Rostin San Blas3,601pa
17 Jun 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Moira1,560nw
23 Jun 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Major General Henry Gibbins5,766am
29 Jun 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Everalda3,950le
 62,536

12 ships sunk (62,536 tons).

Legend
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General Events during this patrol

1942

29 Jun 1942. After sinking the the Latvian merchant Everalda with gunfire, U-158 took her master and a Spanish crewman on board as prisoners. The Germans also captured several confidential papers.

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Attacks on U-158 during this patrol

30 Jun 1942
The sinking of U-158:
On 29 June, U-158 had captured several confidential documents during the sinking of the Everalda south-southwest of Bermuda. Rostin reported details about them to the BdU and his lengthy wireless signals were picked up by Allied stations, allowing them to pinpoint the position of the U-boat by radio direction finding. In the afternoon on 30 June, a PBM-3C Mariner flying boat (VP-74 USN/P-1, pilot Lt Richard E. Schreder) on anti-submarine patrol from Bermuda was redirected to the area, picked up a radar contact while flying in low clouds and completely surprised the U-boat on the surface by diving out of the sun, dropping two depth charges that detonated directly underneath the stern and caused her to sink immediately, leaving behind a large field of wreckage and oil. All 54 crew members and two prisoners taken from Everalda were lost.

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