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Patrol info for U-443

Date lookup for 22 Oct 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Oct 1942Kiel4 Nov 1942Brest35 days


Officers *

Oblt. Konstantin von Puttkamer

U-443's position on 22 Oct 1942

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-443 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Panther (11 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1942)
   Puma (16 Oct 1942 - 29 Oct 1942)

Ships hit by U-443 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
22 Oct 1942U-443Konstantin von Puttkamer Winnipeg II9,807brON-139A
22 Oct 1942U-443Konstantin von Puttkamer Donax8,036brON-139B

2 ships sunk (17,843 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-443 during this patrol

22 Oct 1942
After locating convoy ON 139 the boat attacked and sank two large ships (17,843 tons total), but was then counter-attacked by escorts and held down until the convoy escaped. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 43. )

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Men lost from U-boats

9 Oct 1942
During very bad weather in the North Atlantic a lookout broke his arm.

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