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Patrol info for U-135

Date lookup for 24 Aug 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Aug 1942St. Nazaire3 Oct 1942St. Nazaire57 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Friedrich-Hermann Praetorius

Oblt. Heinz von Davidson

Heinz Schütt

U-135's position on 24 Aug 1942

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-135 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Lohs (17 Aug 1942 - 20 Sep 1942)

Ships hit by U-135 on this date

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Attacks on U-135 during this patrol

24 Aug 1942
01.51 hrs, mid-Atlantic: the boat was chasing convoy ONS 122 when she was suddenly illuminated by star shells and forced to dive by gunfire from HNoMS Potentilla. The corvette and HMS Viscount had been depth charging U-705 in the same area for an hour when they detected U-135 on radar. They then dropped 57 depth charges on both U-boats over the next two hours, the final attack being made by HMS Viscount, using a new weapon, Hedgehog. U-135 suffered only minor damage. (Sources: ADM reports, KTB U-135)

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