U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-73

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Dec 1943Toulon16 Dec 1943Lost13 days


Officers *

Oblt. Horst Deckert

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

We have 11 daily positions for the 13 days U-73 was at sea.

Departure from Toulon on 4 Dec 1943.
5 Dec 1943 - 6 Dec 1943 - 7 Dec 1943 - 8 Dec 1943 - 9 Dec 1943 - 10 Dec 1943 - 11 Dec 1943 - 12 Dec 1943 - 13 Dec 1943 - 14 Dec 1943 - 15 Dec 1943 -
Sunk on 16 Dec 1943.

Ships hit by U-73 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
16 Dec 1943U-73Horst Deckert John S. Copley (d.)7,176amGUS-24A

1 ship damaged (7,176 tons).

(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-73 during this patrol

13 Dec 1943
During an attack against convoy GUS 24 in the Mediterranean, U-73 was rammed by a destroyer, resulting in the loss of the Flakvierling quadruple AA gun.

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