U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-979

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Aug 1944Horten10 Oct 1944Trondheim58 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Johannes Meermeier

Oblt. Kurt Eckel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-979

We have 55 daily positions for the 58 days U-979 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-979 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
22 Sep 1944U-979Johannes Meermeier USS Yukon (AF 9) (d.)5,969amA

1 ship damaged (5,969 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-979 during this patrol

23 Sep 1944
On attacking a small convoy, one of the escorts, the British anti-submarine trawler HMS St. Kenan, rammed and depth charged the boat. Damage to the periscope forced U-979 to return to Bergen. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 632)

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