Patrol info for U-83
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|4 Jun 1942||Salamis||20 Jun 1942||La Spezia||17 days|
Kptlt. Hans-Werner Kraus
Ltn. Hermann Rahn
Oblt. Hans-Georg Trox
Oblt. Hans-Adolf Engel
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-83
We have daily positions for all 17 days on this patrol.
Departure from Salamis on 4 Jun 1942.
5 Jun 1942 - 6 Jun 1942 - 7 Jun 1942 - 8 Jun 1942 - 9 Jun 1942 - 10 Jun 1942 - 11 Jun 1942 - 12 Jun 1942 - 13 Jun 1942 - 14 Jun 1942 - 15 Jun 1942 - 16 Jun 1942 - 17 Jun 1942 - 18 Jun 1942 - 19 Jun 1942 -
Arrival at La Spezia on 20 Jun 1942.
Ships hit by U-83 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
15 Jun 1942. U-83 rescued all six crewmen of the drifting Dornier Do24T2 WNr 49 (7. Seenotstaffel, CM+IO) and a fighter pilot in the Mediterranean Sea about 60 miles north of Tobruk at 2300hrs. Earlier that day the flying boat had rescued Lt Heinrich Hesse, pilot of the Messerschmitt Bf109F-4/Trop WNr 10163 (7./JG 53, White 6) which had been shot down in aerial combat on 14 February, but crashed on take-off and was scuttled by the U-boat after all men were taken off.
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Attacks on U-83 during this patrol
We have no recorded attacks on U-83 duing this patrol.
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.