U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-255

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 Sep 1942Neidenfjord25 Sep 1942Bergen13 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Reinhart Reche

Ltn. Hugo Deiring

Erich Harms

Ltn. Horst Selle

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-255

We have daily positions for all 13 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-255 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
20 Sep 1942U-255Reinhart Reche Silver Sword4,937amQP-14A

1 ship sunk (4,937 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-255 during this patrol

23 Sep 1942
U-255 was attacked by a Catalina flying boat (RAF Sqdn 210/U, F/Sgt J.W. Semmons) south of Jan Mayen Island and was forced to return to base by heavy damage from two depth charges.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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