U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-159


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Aug 1942Lorient5 Jan 1943Lorient135 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Helmut Friedrich Witte
1WO

Oblt. Gerd von Pommer-Esche

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-159

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We have daily positions for all 135 days on this patrol.

Departure from Lorient on 24 Aug 1942.
25 Aug 1942 - 26 Aug 1942 - 27 Aug 1942 - 28 Aug 1942 - 29 Aug 1942 - 30 Aug 1942 - 31 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942 - 2 Sep 1942 - 3 Sep 1942 - 4 Sep 1942 - 5 Sep 1942 - 6 Sep 1942 - 7 Sep 1942 - 8 Sep 1942 - 9 Sep 1942 - 10 Sep 1942 - 11 Sep 1942 - 12 Sep 1942 - 13 Sep 1942 - 14 Sep 1942 - 15 Sep 1942 - 16 Sep 1942 - 17 Sep 1942 - 18 Sep 1942 - 19 Sep 1942 - 20 Sep 1942 - 21 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942 - 23 Sep 1942 - 24 Sep 1942 - 25 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942 - 27 Sep 1942 - 28 Sep 1942 - 29 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942 - 1 Oct 1942 - 2 Oct 1942 - 3 Oct 1942 - 4 Oct 1942 - 5 Oct 1942 - 6 Oct 1942 - 7 Oct 1942 - 8 Oct 1942 - 9 Oct 1942 - 10 Oct 1942 - 11 Oct 1942 - 12 Oct 1942 - 13 Oct 1942 - 14 Oct 1942 - 15 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1942 - 17 Oct 1942 - 18 Oct 1942 - 19 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942 - 21 Oct 1942 - 22 Oct 1942 - 23 Oct 1942 - 24 Oct 1942 - 25 Oct 1942 - 26 Oct 1942 - 27 Oct 1942 - 28 Oct 1942 - 29 Oct 1942 - 30 Oct 1942 - 31 Oct 1942 - 1 Nov 1942 - 2 Nov 1942 - 3 Nov 1942 - 4 Nov 1942 - 5 Nov 1942 - 6 Nov 1942 - 7 Nov 1942 - 8 Nov 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 - 10 Nov 1942 - 11 Nov 1942 - 12 Nov 1942 - 13 Nov 1942 - 14 Nov 1942 - 15 Nov 1942 - 16 Nov 1942 - 17 Nov 1942 - 18 Nov 1942 - 19 Nov 1942 - 20 Nov 1942 - 21 Nov 1942 - 22 Nov 1942 - 23 Nov 1942 - 24 Nov 1942 - 25 Nov 1942 - 26 Nov 1942 - 27 Nov 1942 - 28 Nov 1942 - 29 Nov 1942 - 30 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 1942 - 2 Dec 1942 - 3 Dec 1942 - 4 Dec 1942 - 5 Dec 1942 - 6 Dec 1942 - 7 Dec 1942 - 8 Dec 1942 - 9 Dec 1942 - 10 Dec 1942 - 11 Dec 1942 - 12 Dec 1942 - 13 Dec 1942 - 14 Dec 1942 - 15 Dec 1942 - 16 Dec 1942 - 17 Dec 1942 - 18 Dec 1942 - 19 Dec 1942 - 20 Dec 1942 - 21 Dec 1942 - 22 Dec 1942 - 23 Dec 1942 - 24 Dec 1942 - 25 Dec 1942 - 26 Dec 1942 - 27 Dec 1942 - 28 Dec 1942 - 29 Dec 1942 - 30 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942 - 1 Jan 1943 - 2 Jan 1943 - 3 Jan 1943 - 4 Jan 1943 -
Arrival at Lorient on 5 Jan 1943.

Ships hit by U-159 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
7 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Boringia5,821br
8 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Clan Mactavish7,631br
9 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Coloradan6,557am
13 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Empire Nomad7,167br
29 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Ross4,978br
29 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Laplace7,327br
7 Nov 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte La Salle5,462am
13 Nov 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Star of Scotland2,290am
13 Dec 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte City of Bombay7,140br
15 Dec 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Star of Suez4,999ag
16 Dec 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte East Wales4,358brTRIN-27
 63,730

11 ships sunk (63,730 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-159 during this patrol

10 Oct 1942
14.41 hrs, west of Cape Town: an SAAF Ventura bomber dropped three depth charges shortly after the boat crash dived. Only minor damage was caused, but U-159 was forced to give up her chase of a freighter sighted earlier.

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