U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-43

Date lookup for 28 May 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 May 1940Wilhelmshaven22 Jul 1940Wilhelmshaven71 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wilhelm Ambrosius

Oblt. Paul-Karl Loeser

Ltn. Erwin Witte

U-43's position on 28 May 1940

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-43 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Rösing (12 Jun 1940 - 15 Jun 1940)

Ships hit by U-43 on this date

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-43 during this patrol

28 May 1940
SW of Lands End, Cornwall: The boat missed the British steam merchant Alca with a torpedo and then opened fire with the deck gun. The steamer returned fire, but neither side scored any hits and the boat soon broke off the attack. (Sources: Ritschel)

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