Patrol info for U-427
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|21 Apr 1945||Narvik||2 May 1945||Kilbotn||12 days|
Oblt. Carl-Gabriel Graf von Gudenus
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-427
We have daily positions for all 12 days on this patrol.
Departure from Narvik on 21 Apr 1945.
22 Apr 1945 - 23 Apr 1945 - 24 Apr 1945 - 25 Apr 1945 - 26 Apr 1945 - 27 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945 - 29 Apr 1945 - 30 Apr 1945 - 1 May 1945 -
Arrival at Kilbotn on 2 May 1945.
Ships hit by U-427 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-427 during this patrol
29 Apr 1945
During an attack on convoy RA 66 U-427 attempted to torpedo two of the escorts, Canadian destroyers HMCS Haida and Iroquois. The escorts then dropped a total of 260 depth charges [per U-427 war diary] on U-427's supposed position over several hours. Through good luck and no doubt equal skill the U-boat escaped. This is believed to have been the penultimate attack on an Arctic convoy. Some sources give the tally of depth charges as 678, which we have been unable to verify.
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