Patrol info for U-74
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|8 May 1941||St. Nazaire||30 May 1941||Lorient||23 days|
Kptlt. Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat
Oblt. Ulrich Gräf
Ltn. Karl Friederich
|Cdr sea training
Kptlt. Axel-Olaf Loewe
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Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-74
We have daily positions for all 23 days on this patrol.
Departure from St. Nazaire on 8 May 1941.
9 May 1941 - 10 May 1941 - 11 May 1941 - 12 May 1941 - 13 May 1941 - 14 May 1941 - 15 May 1941 - 16 May 1941 - 17 May 1941 - 18 May 1941 - 19 May 1941 - 20 May 1941 - 21 May 1941 - 22 May 1941 - 23 May 1941 - 24 May 1941 - 25 May 1941 - 26 May 1941 - 27 May 1941 - 28 May 1941 - 29 May 1941 -
Arrival at Lorient on 30 May 1941.
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
U-74 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
West (13 May 1941 - 22 May 1941)
Ships hit by U-74 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-74 during this patrol
21 May 1941
The boat was fired on by HMS Verbena astern of convoy HX 126 and forced to dive, and over the next four hours subjected to a barrage of some 125 depth charges from HMS Verbena and HMS Burnham until the corvette ran out of depth charges and the sonar contact was lost. Severe damage forced U-74 to return to base.
30 May 1941
Bay of Biscay, approx. 45 miles (72km) SW of Belle-Ile, inbound: U-74 was returning to base on the surface due to chlorine gas from severe damage from depth charging with three survivors from the Bismarck on board when she was attacked by British submarine HMS Sealion. Quick reaction by the deck watch allowed the boat to evade the spread of six torpedoes and make port without further damage.
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