U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-802

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 Jan 1944Kiel2 May 1944Lorient95 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Helmut Schmoeckel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-802

We have 94 daily positions for the 95 days U-802 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-802 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
22 Mar 1944U-802Helmut Schmoeckel Watuka1,621caSH-125A

1 ship sunk (1,621 tons).

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

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Attacks on U-802 during this patrol

28 Apr 1944
The target of the depth charge attack on 28 April 1944 in the Bay of Biscay west of Nantes, France in position 45.38N, 09.43W, by a British Wellington aircraft (612 Sqn RAF/W), formerly credited with sinking U-193, was actually U-802, which escaped undamaged. (Sources: 1996-07-01, Axel Niestlé)

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Men lost from U-boats

11 Apr 1944
An accident required the amputation of a man's finger.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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