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Patrol info for U-372

Date lookup for 5 Aug 1941

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Jul 1941Trondheim13 Aug 1941Brest36 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinz-Joachim Neumann

Oblt. Günther Rosenberg
WO sea training

Günther Keller

U-372's position on 5 Aug 1941

Ships hit by U-372 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
5 Aug 1941U-372Heinz-Joachim Neumann Belgravian3,136brSL-81A
5 Aug 1941U-372Heinz-Joachim Neumann Swiftpool5,205brSL-81B

2 ships sunk (8,341 tons).

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Attacks on U-372 during this patrol

5 Aug 1941
After sinking two ships from the heavily escorted convoy SL 81 the boat was attacked in turn by its third intended victim, the British freighter Volturo, which also brought in the escort corvette HMS Zinnia, which fired on U-372 and made to ram her. The boat managed to dive, and escaped unscathed. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 333)

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