U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-172


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Aug 1942Lorient27 Dec 1942Lorient131 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Carl Emmermann
1WO

Oblt. Heinz-Günther Scholz
2WO

Ltn. Hermann Hoffmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-172

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We have daily positions for all 131 days on this patrol.

Departure from Lorient on 19 Aug 1942.
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Arrival at Lorient on 27 Dec 1942.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-172 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Eisbär (25 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942)

Ships hit by U-172 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
7 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Chickasaw City6,196am
7 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Firethorn4,700pa
8 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Pantelis3,845gr
10 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Orcades23,456br
31 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Aldington Court4,891brTRIN-16
2 Nov 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Llandilo4,966br
23 Nov 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Benlomond6,630br
28 Nov 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Alaskan5,364am
 60,048

8 ships sunk (60,048 tons).

Legend
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General Events during this patrol

1942

31 Oct 1942. After sinking the Aldington Court, U-172 captured the vessel's First Officer.

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Attacks on U-172 during this patrol

8 Oct 1942
The boat was depth charged by the British corvette HMS Rock Rose but suffered only slight damage.

10 Oct 1942
At 13.01 hours, the boat was at periscope depth just after sinking the Orcades when an aircraft dropped three depth charges. No damage was caused, but U-172 had to leave the area submerged without questioning the survivors.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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