General Discussions  
This is the place to discuss general issues related to the U-boat war or the war at sea in WWII. 
Re: Meeting on 02.09.1942
Posted by: Rainer ()
Date: September 20, 2017 07:16PM

Hi John

This story began when U-155 was damaged by an air attack on 19 August 1942 that left it unable to dive due to damage to its batteries. Two days later it met U-510 to get some replacement parts like jump leads, but not enough to get the batteries working again, so U-510 escorted her to the tanker U-460 which handed over more cables that enabled U-155 to return to port safely.

BdU had planned to refuel U-108 from U-462, but the tanker had given more fuel to other U-boats as planned and was delayed due to troubles during refueling of U-755 on 30 August 1942. So the BdU ordered U-108 to meet U-510, which was returning to port after having fired all torpedoes except one and had plenty of fuel left. U-510 was still escorting U-155 when they met U-108, the latter getting 22.7 cbm of fuel from U-510 for its return passage.

Best regards
Rainer

Crew member of uboat.net

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Written By Posted
Meeting on 02.09.1942 jcrt 09/19/2017 05:36PM
Re: Meeting on 02.09.1942 Rainer 09/20/2017 07:16PM
Re: Meeting on 02.09.1942 jcrt 09/21/2017 10:53AM


Your Name: 
Your Email: 
Subject: 
Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically.
 **    **  ********  **     **  ********  ******** 
 ***   **  **        **     **     **     **       
 ****  **  **        **     **     **     **       
 ** ** **  ******    *********     **     ******   
 **  ****  **        **     **     **     **       
 **   ***  **        **     **     **     **       
 **    **  ********  **     **     **     ********