U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-68


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 May 1942Lorient10 Jul 1942Lorient58 days

Commander

Officers *


KrvKpt. Karl-Friedrich Merten
1WO

Oblt. Werner Happe
2WO

Oblt. Klaus Hänert

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-68

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Ships hit by U-68 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
5 Jun 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten L.J. Drake6,693amA
6 Jun 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten C.O. Stillman13,006paB
10 Jun 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Surrey8,581brC
10 Jun 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Ardenvohr5,025brD
10 Jun 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Port Montreal5,882brE
15 Jun 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Frimaire9,242frF
23 Jun 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Arriaga2,345paG
 50,774

7 ships sunk (50,774 tons).

Legend
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General Events during this patrol

1942

16 May 1942. U-68 was forced to enter the port of El Ferrol in neutral Spain by serious technical problems.

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Attacks on U-68 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-68 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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