Drossel (e. Thrush)

This Wolfpack operated from 29 Apr 1943 to 15 May 1943.

Notes: The pack was formed on 30 April to operate against convoy SL-128 and then against HX-237.

U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-89Dietrich Lohmann29 Apr 194312 May 1943U-boat was lostA
U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer11 May 194315 May 1943 B
U-230Paul Siegmann29 Apr 194315 May 1943 C
U-332Eberhard Hüttemann29 Apr 194329 Apr 1943U-boat was lostD
U-406Horst Dieterichs29 Apr 19435 May 1943 E
U-436Günther Seibicke29 Apr 194315 May 1943 F
U-439Helmut von Tippelskirch29 Apr 19434 May 1943U-boat was lostG
U-447Friedrich Bothe29 Apr 19437 May 1943U-boat was lostH
U-456Max-Martin Teichert29 Apr 194312 May 1943U-boat was lostI
U-600Bernhard Zurmühlen29 Apr 19435 May 1943 J
U-607Wolf Jeschonnek29 Apr 194315 May 1943 K
U-659Hans Stock29 Apr 19434 May 1943U-boat was lostL
U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein11 May 194313 May 1943U-boat was lostM
13 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Drossel

Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
7 May 1943U-89Dietrich Lohmann Laconikos3,803grSL-128
12 May 1943U-456Max-Martin Teichert Fort Concord7,138brHX-237
12 May 1943U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Sandanger9,432nwHX-237
15 May 1943U-607Wolf Jeschonnek Irish Oak5,589ir

4 ships sunk (25,962 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

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