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Patrol info for U-616

Date lookup for 14 May 1944

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
30 Apr 1944Toulon17 May 1944Lost18 days


Officers *

Oblt. Siegfried Koitschka

U-616's position on 14 May 1944

Ships hit by U-616 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
14 May 1944U-616Siegfried Koitschka Fort Fidler (d.)7,127brGUS-39A
14 May 1944U-616Siegfried Koitschka G.S. Walden (d.)10,627brGUS-39B

2 ships damaged (17,754 tons).

(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


14 May 1944. On 14 May 1944 U-616 attacked convoy GUS 39, damaging two Allied merchants (G.S. Walden and Fort Fidler), and the Allies began to swamp the area immediately (see page on U-371 for details). Eight American destroyers and aircraft from five squadrons hunted the boat until it was sunk on 17 May. Five hours later U-960 attacked the US destroyer USS Ellyson off Oran, which had survivors from U-616 on board. Luckily for them, U-960's attack was unsuccessful, and another Swamp operation began, which eventually located and sank U-960 on 19 May.

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Attacks on U-616 during this patrol

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