Patrol info for U-751
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|11 Oct 1941||St. Nazaire||8 Nov 1941||St. Nazaire||29 days|
Kptlt. Gerhard Bigalk
Ltn. Horst-Arno Fenski
Oblt. Hermann Schröder
Oblt. Hans-Heinrich Döhler
|Cdr sea training
Kptlt. Nikolaus von Jacobs
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-751
We have daily positions for all 29 days on this patrol.
Departure from St. Nazaire on 11 Oct 1941.
12 Oct 1941 - 13 Oct 1941 - 14 Oct 1941 - 15 Oct 1941 - 16 Oct 1941 - 17 Oct 1941 - 18 Oct 1941 - 19 Oct 1941 - 20 Oct 1941 - 21 Oct 1941 - 22 Oct 1941 - 23 Oct 1941 - 24 Oct 1941 - 25 Oct 1941 - 26 Oct 1941 - 27 Oct 1941 - 28 Oct 1941 - 29 Oct 1941 - 30 Oct 1941 - 31 Oct 1941 - 1 Nov 1941 - 2 Nov 1941 - 3 Nov 1941 - 4 Nov 1941 - 5 Nov 1941 - 6 Nov 1941 - 7 Nov 1941 -
Arrival at St. Nazaire on 8 Nov 1941.
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
U-751 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
Reissewolf (21 Oct 1941 - 31 Oct 1941)
Ships hit by U-751 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-751 during this patrol
17 Oct 1941
At 17.00 hrs the boat was sighted by HMS Veronica, which was en route to rejoin convoy SC 48, and crash dived when the corvette approached. The escort then dropped 34 depth charges during five attacks between 17.18 and 17.53 hrs, observed oil on the surface, and then returned to the convoy because she only had twelve depth charges left. None of the attacks were accurate and U-751 escaped undamaged. Unknown to both, U-502 was nearby after diving to avoid aircraft and heard the depth charges. This U-boat had a problem with an untraceable fuel leak, and it is likely this was the source of the oil observed by HMS Veronica. (Sources: KTB U-751 & U-502/ADM 237-164)
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