U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-73

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Mar 1941Lorient24 Apr 1941St. Nazaire31 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Helmut Rosenbaum

Oblt. Hans-Dieter Heinicke

Ltn. Horst Deckert

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-73

We have daily positions for all 31 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-73 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
3 Apr 1941U-73Helmut Rosenbaum Alderpool4,313brSC-26A
3 Apr 1941U-73Helmut Rosenbaum Westpool5,724brSC-26B
3 Apr 1941U-73Helmut Rosenbaum Indier5,409beSC-26C
3 Apr 1941U-73Helmut Rosenbaum British Viscount6,895brSC-26D
20 Apr 1941U-73Helmut Rosenbaum HMS ML-1003 [Trans.]46brE
20 Apr 1941U-73Helmut Rosenbaum HMS ML-1037 [Trans.]46brF
20 Apr 1941U-73Helmut Rosenbaum Empire Endurance8,570brG

7 ships sunk (31,003 tons).

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[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another vessel.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-73 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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