U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-106

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Oct 1941Lorient22 Nov 1941Lorient33 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hermann Rasch

Oblt. Ralph Münnich

Helmut Wicke

Karl Wunderlich

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-106

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

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-106 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Raubritter (1 Nov 1941 - 15 Nov 1941)

Ships hit by U-106 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
28 Oct 1941U-106Hermann Rasch King Malcolm5,120brSC-50A
30 Oct 1941U-106Hermann Rasch USS Salinas (AO 19) (d.)8,246amON-28B

1 ship sunk (5,120 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,246 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-106 during this patrol

30 Oct 1941
After torpedoing the large American tanker Salinas the boat was hunted for nine hours by escorts from convoy ON 28 and suffered severe damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 374)

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Men lost from U-boats

23 Oct 1941
A tragic event occurred in heavy weather. When the replacement watch opened the conning tower hatch they found that all four men of the previous watch had been lost overboard. [Oberleutnant zur See Werner Grüneberg, Fähnrich zur See Herbert von Bruchhausen, Oberbootsmannmaat Karl Heemann, Matrose Ewald Brühl]

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