U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-650

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
18 Apr 1943Bergen28 Jun 1943St. Nazaire72 days


Officers *

Oblt. Ernst von Witzendorff

Ltn. G√ľnter Dobenecker

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-650

We have daily positions for all 72 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-650 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Star (27 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Elbe (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 1943)
   Mosel (19 May 1943 - 24 May 1943)

Ships hit by U-650 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-650 during this patrol

23 Jun 1943
A single 600 pound bomb dropped by a British B-24 Liberator bomber (86 Sqn RAF, pilot John Wright) caused severe damage, but U-650 managed to reach base at St Nazaire in France five days later. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 340)

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