U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-73

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Jun 1943La Spezia1 Jul 1943Toulon20 days


Officers *

Oblt. Horst Deckert

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

We have daily positions for all 20 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-73 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
21 Jun 1943U-73Horst Deckert Brinkburn1,598brTE-22A
27 Jun 1943U-73Horst Deckert Abbeydale (d.)8,299brXTG-2B

1 ship sunk (1,598 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,299 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-73 during this patrol

27 Jun 1943
The boat was forced to return to base due to heavy damage from depth charging by escorts in the Mediterranean.

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