U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-508

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
17 Oct 1942Lorient6 Jan 1943Lorient82 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Georg Staats

Oblt. Gert Dültgen

Ltn. Friedrich Altmeier

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-508

We have daily positions for all 82 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-508 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
7 Nov 1942U-508Georg Staats Nathaniel Hawthorne7,176amTAG-19A
7 Nov 1942U-508Georg Staats Lindenhall5,248brTAG-19B
17 Nov 1942U-508Georg Staats City of Corinth5,318brC
27 Nov 1942U-508Georg Staats Clan Macfadyen6,191brD
28 Nov 1942U-508Georg Staats Empire Cromwell5,970brE
1 Dec 1942U-508Georg Staats Trevalgan5,299brF
2 Dec 1942U-508Georg Staats City of Bath5,079brG
3 Dec 1942U-508Georg Staats Solon II4,561brH
9 Dec 1942U-508Georg Staats Nigerian5,423brI

9 ships sunk (50,265 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


9 Dec 1942. U-508 captured four of the crew after sinking the British steam merchantman Nigerian.

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Attacks on U-508 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-508 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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