U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-255

Date lookup for 9 Mar 1944

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
26 Feb 1944Bergen11 Apr 1944St. Nazaire46 days


Officers *

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

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
9 Mar 1944U-255Erich Harms USS Leopold (DE 319)1,200amCU-16A

1 ship sunk (1,200 tons).

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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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