U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-214

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Aug 1942Brest9 Oct 1942Brest62 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Reeder

Oblt. Jürgen Thimme

Oblt. Rupprecht Stock

Ltn. Rupprecht Fishler, Graf von Treuberg

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-214


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We have daily positions for all 62 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-214 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Blücher (14 Aug 1942 - 28 Aug 1942)
   Iltis (6 Sep 1942 - 23 Sep 1942)

Ships hit by U-214 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
18 Aug 1942U-214Günther Reeder Balingkar6,318nlSL-118
18 Aug 1942U-214Günther Reeder HMS Cheshire (F 18) (d.)10,552brSL-118
18 Aug 1942U-214Günther Reeder Hatarana7,522brSL-118

2 ships sunk (13,840 tons) and 1 ship damaged (10,552 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


29 Aug 1942. 13.15 hrs: U-214 sighted a raft from the Etrib at approx. 38°33N/17°42W. Its only occupant was William Swinchin, a fireman, who had been adrift for 77 days. He was taken prisoner and eventually landed at Brest.

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Attacks on U-214 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-214 during this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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