Patrol info for U-405
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|2 May 1943||St. Nazaire||21 May 1943||St. Nazaire||20 days|
KrvKpt. Rolf-Heinrich Hopman
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-405
We have daily positions for all 20 days on this patrol.
Departure from St. Nazaire on 2 May 1943.
3 May 1943 - 4 May 1943 - 5 May 1943 - 6 May 1943 - 7 May 1943 - 8 May 1943 - 9 May 1943 - 10 May 1943 - 11 May 1943 - 12 May 1943 - 13 May 1943 - 14 May 1943 - 15 May 1943 - 16 May 1943 - 17 May 1943 - 18 May 1943 - 19 May 1943 - 20 May 1943 -
Arrival at St. Nazaire on 21 May 1943.
Ships hit by U-405 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
12 May 1943. U-405 had to return to base due to technical difficulties.
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Attacks on U-405 during this patrol
4 May 1943
19.24 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: three bombs from British Halifax bomber A for Apple of RAF Sqdn 502 left the boat with an oil leak that that could not be stemmed. The patrol was aborted on 12 May. (Sources: Rohwer )
18 May 1943
NW of Finisterre, inbound: the boat was bombed by Australian Sunderland flying boat S for Sugar of RAAF Sqdn 10. No damage. (Sources: Rohwer)
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