U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-178


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Sep 1942Kiel10 Jan 1943Bordeaux125 days

Commander

Officers *


Kpt. Hans Ibbeken
1WO

Oblt. Wilhelm Spahr
2WO

Ltn. Friedrich Petran

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-178

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We have 124 daily positions for the 125 days U-178 was at sea.

Departure from Kiel on 8 Sep 1942.
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Arrival at Bordeaux on 10 Jan 1943.

Ships hit by U-178 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
10 Oct 1942U-178Hans Ibbeken Duchess of Atholl20,119br
1 Nov 1942U-178Hans Ibbeken Mendoza8,233br
4 Nov 1942U-178Hans Ibbeken Hai Hing2,561nw
4 Nov 1942U-178Hans Ibbeken Trekieve5,244br
13 Nov 1942U-178Hans Ibbeken Louise Moller3,764br
15 Nov 1942U-178Hans Ibbeken Adviser (d.)6,348br
27 Nov 1942U-178Hans Ibbeken Jeremiah Wadsworth7,176am
 53,445

6 ships sunk (47,097 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,348 tons).

Legend
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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-178 during this patrol

15 Nov 1942
While operating off Durban (Nov 13-15) the boat was attacked by Allied aircraft several times and on one occasion 3 bombs fell close, but without causing damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 78)

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