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Patrol info for U-209

Date lookup for 28 Mar 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
15 Mar 1942Helgoland1 Apr 1942Kirkenes18 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Brodda

Ltn. Hermann Schultz

U-209's position on 28 Mar 1942

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-209 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Ziethen (23 Mar 1942 - 29 Mar 1942)
   Eiswolf (29 Mar 1942 - 31 Mar 1942)

Ships hit by U-209 on this date

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-209 during this patrol

28 Mar 1942
At 07.04 hrs, the boat was sighted by HMS Blackfly, escorting the Polish steam merchant Tobruk, a straggler from convoy PQ 13. The guns of the armed trawler were frozen and could not be used, but after U-209 dived, two depth charges were launched, of which only one exploded. At 07.42 hrs, U-209 missed the escort with a stern torpedo, who responded with two more depth charges, also with no success. Shortly afterwards they lost sight of each other in a flurry of snow. (Sources: KTB U-209/ADM 237-164)

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