U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-173

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Nov 1942Lorient16 Nov 1942Lost16 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-Adolf Schweichel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-173

We have daily positions for all 16 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-173 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 Nov 1942U-173Hans-Adolf Schweichel USS Joseph Hewes (AP 50)9,359amUGF-1A
11 Nov 1942U-173Hans-Adolf Schweichel USS Winooski (AO 38) (d.)10,172amUGF-1B
11 Nov 1942U-173Hans-Adolf Schweichel USS Hambleton (DD 455) (d.)1,630amUGF-1C
15 Nov 1942U-173Hans-Adolf Schweichel USS Electra (AK 21) (d.)8,113amUGF-1D

1 ship sunk (9,359 tons) and 3 ships damaged (19,915 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


1 Nov 1942. U-173 sailed from France on her second and final patrol.

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Attacks on U-173 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-173 duing this patrol (prior to its loss).

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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