U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-177


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
17 Sep 1942Kiel22 Jan 1943Bordeaux128 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Robert Gysae
1WO

Ltn. Burkhard Heusinger von Waldegg
2WO

Ltn. Paul Ackermann
ObStrm

Heinrich Mürl

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-177

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We have 126 daily positions for the 128 days U-177 was at sea.

Departure from Kiel on 17 Sep 1942.
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Arrival at Bordeaux on 22 Jan 1943.

Ships hit by U-177 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
2 Nov 1942U-177Robert Gysae Aegeus4,538grTRIN-16
9 Nov 1942U-177Robert Gysae Cerion (d.)2,588br
19 Nov 1942U-177Robert Gysae Scottish Chief7,006br
20 Nov 1942U-177Robert Gysae Pierce Butler7,191am
28 Nov 1942U-177Robert Gysae Nova Scotia6,796br
30 Nov 1942U-177Robert Gysae Llandaff Castle10,799br
7 Dec 1942U-177Robert Gysae Saronikos3,548gr
12 Dec 1942U-177Robert Gysae Empire Gull6,408br
14 Dec 1942U-177Robert Gysae Sawahloento3,085nl
 51,959

8 ships sunk (49,371 tons) and 1 ship damaged (2,588 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

1942

10 Oct 1942. U-177 encountered a US battleship with a destroyer escort, but had no opportunity to attack the ship.

28 Nov 1942. After sinking the British troop transport HMS Nova Scotia in the Indian Ocean, U-177 rescued two survivors and took them on board.

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Attacks on U-177 during this patrol

23 Sep 1942
13.30 hrs, SE of Iceland: the boat was bombed by a twin-engined aircraft as it was diving. The bomb caused no damage.

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Men lost from U-boats

23 Sep 1942
On 23 Sept at 06.05 hrs a man was lost overboard. [Bootsmannmaat Erwin Henning]


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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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