U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-406

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Dec 1942St. Nazaire12 Jan 1943St. Nazaire30 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Horst Dieterichs

Oblt. Hans Dunkelberg

Ltn. Werner Remus

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-406

We have daily positions for all 30 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-406 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Spitz (22 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942)

Ships hit by U-406 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
28 Dec 1942U-406Horst Dieterichs Baron Cochrane (d.)3,385brONS-154A
28 Dec 1942U-406Horst Dieterichs Zarian (d.)4,871brONS-154B
28 Dec 1942U-406Horst Dieterichs Lynton Grange (d.)5,029brONS-154C

3 ships damaged (13,285 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


1 Jan 1943. On 1 January, 1943 U-406 had to abort her patrol in the North Atlantic due to serious engine trouble.

3 Jan 1943. U-406 took aboard a medical case from U-123.

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Attacks on U-406 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-406 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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