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Patrol info for U-91


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 Feb 1943Brest29 Mar 1943Lorient47 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Heinz Walkerling
1WO

Oblt. Gerhard Kluth

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-91

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We have daily positions for all 47 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-91 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Knappen (19 Feb 1943 - 25 Feb 1943)
   Burggraf (4 Mar 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Raubgraf (7 Mar 1943 - 17 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-91 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
17 Mar 1943U-91Heinz Walkerling Harry Luckenbach6,366amHX-229
17 Mar 1943U-91Heinz Walkerling Nariva8,714brHX-229
17 Mar 1943U-91Heinz Walkerling Irénée Du Pont6,125amHX-229
 21,205

3 ships sunk (21,205 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-91 during this patrol

21 Feb 1943
While attacking a convoy the boat was hit by a "rain of aircraft bombs and depth charges from surface ships" and forced to give up the attack to repair damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 186)

27 Mar 1943
22.45 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: boat was attacked by a Leigh-Light equipped British Wellington (RAF Sqdn 172/M). The boat escaped without damage, but had dived with three men still on the bridge. It resurfaced immediately and found two still in place, but the PO who fired the AA gun until the last moment was missing. [Oberbootsmaat Heinrich Hollenborg] (Sources: Ritschel)

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