Patrol info for U-371
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|14 Feb 1943||La Spezia||3 Mar 1943||La Spezia||18 days|
Kptlt. Waldemar Mehl
Ltn. Jürgen Hillmann
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-371
We have 16 daily positions for the 18 days U-371 was at sea.
Departure from La Spezia on 14 Feb 1943.
15 Feb 1943 - 16 Feb 1943 - 17 Feb 1943 - 18 Feb 1943 - 19 Feb 1943 - 20 Feb 1943 - 21 Feb 1943 - 22 Feb 1943 - 23 Feb 1943 - 24 Feb 1943 - 25 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943 - 27 Feb 1943 - 28 Feb 1943 - 1 Mar 1943 - 2 Mar 1943 -
Arrival at La Spezia on 3 Mar 1943.
Ships hit by U-371 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|23 Feb 1943||U-371||Waldemar Mehl||Fintra||2,089||br||Ropsley||A|
|28 Feb 1943||U-371||Waldemar Mehl||Daniel Carroll (d.)||7,176||am||TE-16||B|
1 ship sunk (2,089 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,176 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-371 during this patrol
23 Feb 1943
At 14.06 hrs the boat was located by HMS Felixstowe after the sinking of Fintra, approx. 30 nautical miles ENE of Algiers. The minesweeper dropped 25 depth charges in six attacks between 14.10 and 15.08 hrs and observed air bubbles rising to the surface after the second and sixth passes. Her commander considered the U-boat sunk, but U-371 was undamaged and escaped by moving closer to the coast and heading east. (Sources: ADM 199/1784)
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