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Patrol info for U-515

Date lookup for 18 Nov 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Nov 1943St. Nazaire14 Jan 1944Lorient67 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Werner Henke

Ltn. Heinrich Niemeyer

U-515's position on 18 Nov 1943

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-515 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Schill 1 (16 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)

Ships hit by U-515 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
18 Nov 1943U-515Werner Henke HMS Chanticleer (U 05) (t.)1,350brMKS-30A

1 ship sunk (1,350 tons).

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(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

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Attacks on U-515 during this patrol

18 Nov 1943
While attacking combined convoys MKS 30 and SL 139, U-515 was in turn attacked by several escorts. After escaping, Henke took the boat to the Canary Isles, where he camouflaged her and carried out extensive repairs before continuing the patrol. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 459)

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