U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-73

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Oct 1943Toulon30 Oct 1943Toulon26 days


Officers *

Oblt. Horst Deckert

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

We have daily positions for all 26 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-73 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


10 Oct 1943. U-73 put an agent ashore at Cape Khanis, in the Mediterranean.

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Attacks on U-73 during this patrol

30 Oct 1943
The target of the torpedo fired by the British submarine HMS Ultimatum on 30 Oct 1943 in the Mediterranean SE of Toulon, France in position 43.04N, 05.57E, formerly credited with sinking U-431, was actually U-73, which escaped unscathed.

(Sources: 1987-11-01, FDS/NHB)

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