U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-217

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Jul 1942Kiel16 Oct 1942Brest95 days


Officers *

Oblt. Kurt Reichenbach-Klinke

Oblt. Max Kruschka

Ltn. Friedrich-August Greus

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-217

We have daily positions for all 95 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-217 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Pirat (30 Jul 1942 - 3 Aug 1942)

Ships hit by U-217 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
19 Aug 1942U-217Kurt Reichenbach-Klinke Sea Gull D.75brA

1 ship sunk (75 tons).

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-217 during this patrol

19 Aug 1942
Shortly after shelling the schooner Sea Gull D, 60 miles off Caracas, Venezuela, U-217 dived at 21.30 hrs to evade an aircraft which strafed the submerging U-boat and then dropped four depth charges. Two more aircraft arrived shortly afterwards, one of which attacked the U-boat when she surfaced at 23.45 hrs, dropping three more depth charges. U-217 was damaged, but was able to continue after carrying out repairs. (Sources: Ritschel)

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