U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-213

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Apr 1942Lorient20 Jun 1942Lorient57 days


Officers *

Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-213

We have 58 daily positions for the 57 days U-213 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-213 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Pfadfinder (21 May 1942 - 27 May 1942)

Ships hit by U-213 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


14 May 1942. * Oblt. von Varendorff was the II WO of U-47 during the Scapa Flow raid in Oct 1939. 14 May 1942: Abwehr agent Alfred Langbein was landed on the coast near St. Martins, New Brunswick (Operation Grete) by U-213 (von Varendorff). His mission was to provide information about the sailing of convoys, which he failed to accomplish. He surrendered when he ran out of money in September 1944. The Canadians released him after the war.

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Attacks on U-213 during this patrol

15 May 1942
The boat was slightly damaged by depth charges from a destroyer after being surprised on the surface in foggy weather in the Gulf of Maine. (Sources: Ritschel)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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