U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-278

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Jan 1944Bergen28 Jan 1944Hammerfest21 days


Officers *

Oblt. Joachim Franze

Wolfgang Heibges

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-278

We have 20 daily positions for the 21 days U-278 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-278 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Isegrim (16 Jan 1944 - 27 Jan 1944)

Ships hit by U-278 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
25 Jan 1944U-278Joachim Franze Penelope Barker7,177amJW-56AA

1 ship sunk (7,177 tons).

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-278 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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