U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-73

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Oct 1942La Spezia19 Nov 1942La Spezia31 days


Officers *

Oblt. Horst Deckert

Oblt. Heinz Bentzien

Ltn. Detlev Fritz

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

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

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-73 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Wal (10 Nov 1942 - 15 Nov 1942)

Ships hit by U-73 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
14 Nov 1942U-73Horst Deckert Lalande (d.)7,453brTorchA

1 ship damaged (7,453 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


10 Nov 1942. U-73 fired four torpedoes at the battleship HMS Rodney from a distance of nearly three miles; not surprisingly, all missed.

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Attacks on U-73 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-73 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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