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Patrol info for U-68


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Aug 1942Lorient6 Dec 1942Lorient109 days

Commander

Officers *


KrvKpt. Karl-Friedrich Merten
1WO

Oblt. Klaus Hänert

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

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Departure from Lorient on 20 Aug 1942.
21 Aug 1942 - 22 Aug 1942 - 23 Aug 1942 - 24 Aug 1942 - 25 Aug 1942 - 26 Aug 1942 - 27 Aug 1942 - 28 Aug 1942 - 29 Aug 1942 - 30 Aug 1942 - 31 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942 - 2 Sep 1942 - 3 Sep 1942 - 4 Sep 1942 - 5 Sep 1942 - 6 Sep 1942 - 7 Sep 1942 - 8 Sep 1942 - 9 Sep 1942 - 10 Sep 1942 - 11 Sep 1942 - 12 Sep 1942 - 13 Sep 1942 - 14 Sep 1942 - 15 Sep 1942 - 16 Sep 1942 - 17 Sep 1942 - 18 Sep 1942 - 19 Sep 1942 - 20 Sep 1942 - 21 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942 - 23 Sep 1942 - 24 Sep 1942 - 25 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942 - 27 Sep 1942 - 28 Sep 1942 - 29 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942 - 1 Oct 1942 - 2 Oct 1942 - 3 Oct 1942 - 4 Oct 1942 - 5 Oct 1942 - 6 Oct 1942 - 7 Oct 1942 - 8 Oct 1942 - 9 Oct 1942 - 10 Oct 1942 - 11 Oct 1942 - 12 Oct 1942 - 13 Oct 1942 - 14 Oct 1942 - 15 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1942 - 17 Oct 1942 - 18 Oct 1942 - 19 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942 - 21 Oct 1942 - 22 Oct 1942 - 23 Oct 1942 - 24 Oct 1942 - 25 Oct 1942 - 26 Oct 1942 - 27 Oct 1942 - 28 Oct 1942 - 29 Oct 1942 - 30 Oct 1942 - 31 Oct 1942 - 1 Nov 1942 - 2 Nov 1942 - 3 Nov 1942 - 4 Nov 1942 - 5 Nov 1942 - 6 Nov 1942 - 7 Nov 1942 - 8 Nov 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 - 10 Nov 1942 - 11 Nov 1942 - 12 Nov 1942 - 13 Nov 1942 - 14 Nov 1942 - 15 Nov 1942 - 16 Nov 1942 - 17 Nov 1942 - 18 Nov 1942 - 19 Nov 1942 - 20 Nov 1942 - 21 Nov 1942 - 22 Nov 1942 - 23 Nov 1942 - 24 Nov 1942 - 25 Nov 1942 - 26 Nov 1942 - 27 Nov 1942 - 28 Nov 1942 - 29 Nov 1942 - 30 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 1942 - 2 Dec 1942 - 3 Dec 1942 - 4 Dec 1942 - 5 Dec 1942 -
Arrival at Lorient on 6 Dec 1942.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-68 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Eisbär (25 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942)

Ships hit by U-68 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Sep 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Trevilley5,296brOS-38A
15 Sep 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Breedijk6,861nlB
8 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Koumoundouros3,598grC
8 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Gaasterkerk8,679nlD
8 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Swiftsure8,207amE
8 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Sarthe5,271brF
9 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Examelia4,981amG
9 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Belgian Fighter5,403beH
6 Nov 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten City of Cairo8,034brI
 56,330

9 ships sunk (56,330 tons).

Legend
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General Events during this patrol

1942

5 Oct 1942. U-68 arrived off Capetown, South Africa, and began looking for shipping traffic.

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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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