U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-995

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Jul 1944Narvik28 Jul 1944Narvik26 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Walter Köhntopp

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-995

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Ships hit by U-995 during this patrol

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Attacks on U-995 during this patrol

21 Jul 1944
00:19 hrs, Norwegian Sea: a B-24 Liberator (59 Sqn RAF/Z, pilot SL B.A. Sisson, DFC) located U-995 on radar while on A/S patrol. The aircraft was forced to take evasive action by intense and very accurate flak while the nose, beam and tail gunners returned fire. The U-boat dived as the Liberator turned away to a distance of approx. one mile (1.6 km). The aircraft then dropped six depth charges 30 yards ahead of the swirl about 10 seconds after the U-boat disappeared. A small patch of oil was sighted, but nothing was heard via a sonobuoy pattern that was subsequently dropped. U-995 continued her patrol, but five days later a leak in the mounting of a radio antenna was discovered which forced a return to base, as it restricted diving capability. (Sources: ADM 199/1786)

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