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Patrol info for U-197

Date lookup for 20 May 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Apr 1943Kiel20 Aug 1943Lost140 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Robert Bartels

U-197's position on 20 May 1943

Ships hit by U-197 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
20 May 1943U-197Robert Bartels Benakat4,763nlA

1 ship sunk (4,763 tons).

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Attacks on U-197 during this patrol

20 May 1943
The boat was strafed and bombed by an American B-25 Mitchell bomber northeast of Ascension Island. The periscope was damaged and one man wounded by gunfire, who died the next day. [Bootsmaat Viktor Rainer] (Sources: Ritschel)

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