Patrol info for U-255
Date lookup for 9 Mar 1944
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|26 Feb 1944||Bergen||11 Apr 1944||St. Nazaire||46 days|
Oblt. (R) Erich Harms
Ltn. Hans-Eckart Augustin
U-255's position on 9 Mar 1944
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
U-255 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
Preussen (9 Mar 1944 - 22 Mar 1944)
Ships hit by U-255 on this date
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-255 during this patrol
9 Mar 1944
The boat located a big tanker convoy, CU 16, and went in to attack. She was herself attacked by surface escorts, but managed to sink the USS Leopold. U-255 escaped after being hunted for three hours. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 503)
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