U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-505

Date lookup for 24 Oct 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Oct 1943Lorient7 Nov 1943Lorient30 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Peter Zschech

Oblt. Paul Meyer

U-505's position on 24 Oct 1943

Ships hit by U-505 on this date

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Attacks on U-505 during this patrol

24 Oct 1943
The commander of U-505, Kptlt. Peter Zschech, committed suicide during heavy depth charging on 24 Oct. This was the only such case of the war. The IWO, Oblt. Meyer took over and brought the boat back to port.

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