U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-68

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Feb 1943Lorient7 May 1943Lorient94 days


Officers *

Oblt. Albert Lauzemis

Oblt. Ekkehard Scherraus

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

We have daily positions for all 94 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-68 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
13 Mar 1943U-68Albert Lauzemis Cities Service Missouri7,506amGAT-49A
13 Mar 1943U-68Albert Lauzemis Ceres2,680nlGAT-49B

2 ships sunk (10,186 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-68 during this patrol

2 Apr 1943
16.06 hrs, Atlantic N of Montserrat: three bombs from an American Mariner flying boat (USN VP-204/P-9) caused slight damage. U-68 had been operating off Puerto Rico since 27 March, and had been attacked on three occasions and kept submerged by aircraft for 127 hours over the past six days. After this attack the boat began its return voyage. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)

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