Patrol info for U-174
Date lookup for 15 Dec 1942
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|7 Oct 1942||Lorient||9 Jan 1943||Lorient||95 days|
FrgKpt. Ulrich Thilo
U-174's position on 15 Dec 1942
Ships hit by U-174 on this date
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Attacks on U-174 during this patrol
15 Dec 1942
An American Catalina flying boat from squadron VP 83 based at Natal, Brazil (Lt Wall) surprised the surfaced U-174 and dropped bombs before she dived, without result. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 55)
15 Dec 1942
Later in the day another Catalina from Squadron VP 83, this time piloted by Bertram J. Prueher, attacked a U-boat, probably U-174. U-174 left the area shortly afterwards due to lack of fuel. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 55)
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