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Patrol info for U-178

Date lookup for 24 May 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Mar 1943Bordeaux27 Aug 1943Penang153 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Wilhelm Dommes

Kptlt. Wilhelm Spahr

Oblt. Friedrich Petran

U-178's position on 24 May 1943

Ships hit by U-178 on this date

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Attacks on U-178 during this patrol

24 May 1943
06.05 hrs, off Capetown, South Africa: the boat was attacked by a Dutch Catalina flying boat (RAF Sqn 321/Z) while tracking a small convoy. Three bombs dropped. No damage, but the convoy escaped. (Sources: Rohwer / Blair, vol 2, page 301)

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