U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-196

Date lookup for 25 May 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 Mar 1943Kiel23 Oct 1943Bordeaux225 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat

Oblt. G√ľnther Drescher

Patrol description

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U-196's position on 25 May 1943

Ships hit by U-196 on this date

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Attacks on U-196 during this patrol

25 May 1943
U-196 attempted to fire two torpedoes at a target in a convoy off South Africa, but only one launched, leaving the other lodged in its tube armed and ready to detonate. The potentially catastrophic hazard was removed by diving the boat at a steep angle until it slid out of the tube. During all this, convoy escorts dropped four depth charges on the boat, but without causing any damage. Date is approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 298)

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