U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-83

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Jun 1942Salamis20 Jun 1942La Spezia17 days


Officers *

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.

Ships hit by U-83 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
8 Jun 1942U-83Hans-Werner Kraus Said231agA
8 Jun 1942U-83Hans-Werner Kraus Esther100plB
9 Jun 1942U-83Hans-Werner Kraus Typhoon175plC
13 Jun 1942U-83Hans-Werner Kraus HMS Farouk96brD

4 ships sunk (602 tons).

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.

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