U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-43

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Sep 1942Lorient9 Dec 1942Lorient78 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-Joachim Schwantke

Oblt. Rolf Heinrich Fritz Albrecht

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-43

We have daily positions for all 78 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-43 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
18 Nov 1942U-43Hans-Joachim Schwantke Brilliant (t.)9,131amSC-109A

1 ship sunk (9,131 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-43 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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