Patrol info for U-616
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|30 Apr 1944||Toulon||17 May 1944||Lost||18 days|
Oblt. Siegfried Koitschka
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-616
We have 5 daily positions for the 18 days U-616 was at sea.
Departure from Toulon on 30 Apr 1944.
1 May 1944 - 2 May 1944 - 3 May 1944 - 4 May 1944 - 5 May 1944 - 6 May 1944 - 7 May 1944 - 8 May 1944 - 9 May 1944 - 10 May 1944 - 11 May 1944 - 12 May 1944 - 13 May 1944 - 14 May 1944 - 15 May 1944 - 16 May 1944 -
Sunk on 17 May 1944.
Ships hit by U-616 during this patrol
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
We have no recorded attacks on U-616 duing this patrol (prior to its loss).
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