U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-119

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Apr 1943Bordeaux24 Jun 1943Lost61 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Horst-Tessen von Kameke

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-119

We have daily positions for all 61 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-119 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
3 Jun 1943U-119Horst-Tessen von Kameke Halma [Mine]2,937paBX-55A
28 Jul 1943U-119Horst-Tessen von Kameke John A. Poor (d.) [Mine]7,176amBX-65B

1 ship sunk (2,937 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,176 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-119 during this patrol

29 Apr 1943
At 11.24 hours, the outbound boat was strafed and bombed by an Australian Sunderland flying boat (RAAF Sqdn 461/P). The boat was not damaged, but one man was killed by gunfire. [Bootsmaat Alfred Schmidt] (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-119 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

1 Jun 1943BB 7550Halifax66 SMA

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