U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-77

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Nov 1942La Spezia5 Dec 1942La Spezia33 days


Officers *

Oblt. Otto Hartmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-77

We have daily positions for all 33 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-77 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Nov 1942U-77Otto Hartmann HMS Stork (U 81) (d.)1,190brA

1 ship damaged (1,190 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


6 Nov 1942. A difficult day for U-boats in the Mediterranean. On this day three U-boats in this operational area were attacked by enemy aircraft: U-77 (twice), U-81, and U-458. All boats suffered only slight damage and continued their patrols.

10 Nov 1942. U-77 fired four torpedoes at the aircraft carrier HMS Furious, with no result.

14 Nov 1942. U-77 rescued two airmen of the Junkers Ju88A-4/LT WNr 140088 (7./KG 26, 1T+AR) in the Mediterranean Sea about 20 miles north of Algiers, Algeria at 1410hrs, one of them was the injured Staffelkapitän Hptm Klaus-Wilhelm Nocken. The aircraft had been shot down in aerial combat on 9 November with the loss of two crewmen.

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Attacks on U-77 during this patrol

13 Nov 1942
The target of the depth charge attack on 13 Nov 1942 by British corvettes HMS Lotus and HMS Poppy, credited with sinking U-605 was in fact U-77, which escaped with only minor damage. (Sources: 1987-07-01, FDS/NHB)

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