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Patrol info for U-853

Date lookup for 23 Apr 1945

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Feb 1945Stavanger6 May 1945Lost73 days


Officers *

Oblt. Helmut Frömsdorf

U-853's position on 23 Apr 1945

Ships hit by U-853 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
23 Apr 1945U-853Helmut Frömsdorf USS PE-56430amA

1 ship sunk (430 tons).

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Attacks on U-853 during this patrol

23 Apr 1945
After sinking USS PE-56 off Cape Elizabeth, Maine, U-853 was located on sonar by the American destroyer USS Selfridge, which launched nine depth charges after rescuing survivors. It is not known if the attack damaged U-853, as she was lost a few days later without reporting the incident.

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