This Wolfpack operated from 12 Sep 1942 to 22 Sep 1942.


U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-88Heino Bohmann12 Sep 194212 Sep 1942U-boat was lostA
U-377Otto Köhler12 Sep 194221 Sep 1942 B
U-378Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche19 Sep 194222 Sep 1942 C
U-403Heinz-Ehlert Clausen12 Sep 194219 Sep 1942 D
U-405Rolf-Heinrich Hopman12 Sep 194218 Sep 1942 E
U-408Reinhard von Hymmen12 Sep 194222 Sep 1942 F
U-457Karl Brandenburg12 Sep 194216 Sep 1942U-boat was lostG
U-589Hans-Joachim Horrer12 Sep 194214 Sep 1942U-boat was lostH
U-592Carl Borm19 Sep 194222 Sep 1942 I
U-703Heinz Bielfeld19 Sep 194222 Sep 1942 J
10 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Trägertod

Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
13 Sep 1942U-408Reinhard von Hymmen Oliver Ellsworth7,191amPQ-18
13 Sep 1942U-408Reinhard von Hymmen Stalingrad3,559sjPQ-18
14 Sep 1942U-408Reinhard von Hymmen Atheltemplar8,939brPQ-18
14 Sep 1942U-457Karl Brandenburg Atheltemplar (d.)8,939brPQ-18
20 Sep 1942U-703Heinz Bielfeld HMS Somali (G 33)1,870brQP-14

4 ships sunk (21,559 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,939 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Media links

Arctic Victory

Smith, Peter Charles

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