Wolfpacks

Steinbrinck

This Wolfpack operated from 3 Aug 1942 to 11 Aug 1942.

Notes: Named after Otto Steinbrinck (1888 - 1949) (German U-boat commander in WW I on U-6, UB-10, UB-18 and UC-65. Sank 204 ships with a total of 243,424 tons.)

U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-boatCommanderFromToNotes
U-71Hardo Rodler von Roithberg3 Aug 19427 Aug 1942 
U-176Reiner Dierksen5 Aug 194211 Aug 1942 
U-210Rudolf Lemcke3 Aug 19426 Aug 1942U-boat was lost
U-256Odo Loewe7 Aug 194211 Aug 1942 
U-379Paul-Hugo Kettner3 Aug 19428 Aug 1942U-boat was lost
U-454Burckhard Hackländer3 Aug 194211 Aug 1942 
U-552Erich Topp3 Aug 19424 Aug 1942 
U-593Gerd Kelbling3 Aug 194211 Aug 1942 
U-595Jürgen Quaet-Faslem6 Aug 19429 Aug 1942 
U-597Eberhard Bopst3 Aug 194211 Aug 1942 
U-605Herbert-Viktor Schütze7 Aug 194211 Aug 1942 
U-607Ernst Mengersen3 Aug 194210 Aug 1942 
U-660Götz Baur6 Aug 194211 Aug 1942 
U-704Horst Wilhelm Kessler3 Aug 194211 Aug 1942 

Daily positions of Wolfpack Steinbrinck

Daily positions of U-boats of Wolfpack Steinbrinck. The letters are each assigned to one specific boat.

U-boat position. U-boat lost from the Wolfpack.

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Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
3 Aug 1942U-552Erich Topp G.S. Walden (d.)10,627brON-115
3 Aug 1942U-552Erich Topp Lochkatrine9,419brON-115
4 Aug 1942U-607Ernst Mengersen Belgian Soldier7,167beON-115
5 Aug 1942U-593Gerd Kelbling Spar3,616nlSC-94
8 Aug 1942U-379Paul-Hugo Kettner Anneberg2,537brSC-94
8 Aug 1942U-379Paul-Hugo Kettner Kaimoku6,367amSC-94
8 Aug 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Kelso3,956brSC-94
8 Aug 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Mount Kassion7,914grSC-94
8 Aug 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Trehata4,817brSC-94
9 Aug 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Radchurch3,701brSC-94
10 Aug 1942U-660Götz Baur Cape Race3,807brSC-94
10 Aug 1942U-660Götz Baur Condylis (d.)4,439grSC-94
10 Aug 1942U-660Götz Baur Empire Reindeer6,259brSC-94
10 Aug 1942U-660Götz Baur Oregon (d.)6,008brSC-94
 80,634

11 ships sunk (59,560 tons) and 3 ships damaged (21,074 tons).

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



Books dealing with this subject include

Kapitänleutnant Otto Steinbrinck. Herzog, Bodo, 1963.

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