U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-196


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 Mar 1943Kiel23 Oct 1943Bordeaux225 days

Commander

Officers *


KrvKpt. Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat
1WO

Ltn. Günther Drescher

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-196

Legend

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We have daily positions for all 225 days on this patrol.

Departure from Kiel on 13 Mar 1943.
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Arrival at Bordeaux on 23 Oct 1943.

Ships hit by U-196 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
11 May 1943U-196Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat Nailsea Meadow4,962br
3 Aug 1943U-196Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat City of Oran7,323brCB-1
 12,285

2 ships sunk (12,285 tons).

Legend
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General Events during this patrol

1943

23 Oct 1943. U-196 completed the longest patrol by any submarine in WWII, 225 days from 13 March to 23 Oct, 1943, under the command of Krvkpt. Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat.

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Attacks on U-196 during this patrol

25 May 1943
U-196 attempted to fire two torpedoes at a target in a convoy off South Africa, but only one launched, leaving the other lodged in its tube armed and ready to detonate. The potentially catastrophic hazard was removed by diving the boat at a steep angle until it slid out of the tube. During all this, convoy escorts dropped four depth charges on the boat, but without causing any damage. Date is approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 298)

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