U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-515

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


Officers *

Kptlt. Werner Henke

Ltn. Heinrich Niemeyer

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-515

We have daily positions for all 67 days on this patrol.

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 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
18 Nov 1943U-515Werner Henke HMS Chanticleer (U 05) (t.)1,350brMKS-30A
17 Dec 1943U-515Werner Henke Kingswood5,080brB
20 Dec 1943U-515Werner Henke Phemius7,406brC
24 Dec 1943U-515Werner Henke Dumana8,427brSTL-8D

4 ships sunk (22,263 tons).

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

General Events during this patrol

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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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