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Patrol info for U-163

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
17 Oct 1942Lorient6 Jan 1943Lorient82 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Kurt-Eduard Engelmann

Oblt. Kurt-Heinz Nicolay

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-163

We have daily positions for all 82 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-163 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
5 Nov 1942U-163Kurt-Eduard Engelmann La Cordillera5,185brA
12 Nov 1942U-163Kurt-Eduard Engelmann USS Erie (PG 50) (t.)2,000amTAG-20B
21 Nov 1942U-163Kurt-Eduard Engelmann Empire Starling6,060brC
22 Nov 1942U-163Kurt-Eduard Engelmann Apalóide3,766bzBRN-3D

4 ships sunk (17,011 tons).

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(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

General Events during this patrol


21 Nov 1942. U-163 sank the Empire Starling and captured her skipper.

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Attacks on U-163 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-163 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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