U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-128

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Jan 1942Lorient23 Mar 1942Lorient75 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Ulrich Heyse

Oblt. Hellmut Kurrer

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-128

We have daily positions for all 75 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-128 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
19 Feb 1942U-128Ulrich Heyse Pan Massachusetts8,202amA
22 Feb 1942U-128Ulrich Heyse Cities Service Empire8,103amB
5 Mar 1942U-128Ulrich Heyse O.A. Knudsen11,007nwC

3 ships sunk (27,312 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-128 during this patrol

7 Mar 1942
17.03 hrs, 150 miles south of Bermuda: the boat dived when two PBM Mariner flying boats (USN VP-74) appeared from low cloud. The first aircraft released two depth charges set for 50 feet (15m) just as the U-boat stern disappeared, but they were duds. A second pair of depth charges were then dropped in a second attack run, followed by two more from the other aircraft. U-128 escaped undamaged and remained submerged until dusk. (Sources: ONI)

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