U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-502

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Apr 1942Lorient6 Jul 1942Lost76 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Jürgen von Rosenstiel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-502

We have 61 daily positions for the 76 days U-502 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-502 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 May 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Cape of Good Hope4,963brA
24 May 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Gonçalves Dias4,996bzB
28 May 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Alcoa Pilgrim6,759amC
3 Jun 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel M.F. Elliott6,940amD
9 Jun 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Franklin K. Lane6,589amTO-5E
9 Jun 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Bruxelles5,085beTO-5F
15 Jun 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Scottsburg8,001amG
15 Jun 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Cold Harbor5,010paH
15 Jun 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel West Hardaway5,702amI

9 ships sunk (54,045 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


6 Jul 1942. This boat was the first U-boat sunk by a Wellington bomber and also the first victim of the Leigh Light A/S searchlight.

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Attacks on U-502 during this patrol

9 Jun 1942
U-502 was attacked with depth charges by HMS Churchill after sinking two merchant ships from the TO-5 about 40 miles north-north-east of La Guiara, Venezuela. The destroyer dropped 27 depth charges in five attacks that were well placed according to a radio message later sent by the U-boat, but did no damage.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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