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Patrol info for U-751

Date lookup for 17 Oct 1941


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 Oct 1941St. Nazaire8 Nov 1941St. Nazaire29 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Gerhard Bigalk
1WO

Oblt. Hermann Schröder
1WO

Ltn. Horst-Arno Fenski
2WO

Oblt. Hans-Heinrich Döhler
Cdr sea training

Kptlt. Nikolaus von Jacobs

U-751's position on 17 Oct 1941

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-751 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Reissewolf (21 Oct 1941 - 31 Oct 1941)

Ships hit by U-751 on this date

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-751 during this patrol

17 Oct 1941
At 17.00 hrs the boat was sighted by HMS Veronica, which was en route to rejoin convoy SC 48, and crash dived when the corvette approached. The escort then dropped 34 depth charges during five attacks between 17.18 and 17.53 hrs, observed oil on the surface, and then returned to the convoy because she only had twelve depth charges left. None of the attacks were accurate and U-751 escaped undamaged. Unknown to both, U-502 was nearby after diving to avoid aircraft and heard the depth charges. This U-boat had a problem with an untraceable fuel leak, and it is likely this was the source of the oil observed by HMS Veronica. (Sources: KTB U-751 & U-502/ADM 237-164)

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