Patrol info for U-505
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|1 Jul 1943||Lorient||13 Jul 1943||Lorient||13 days|
Kptlt. Peter Zschech
Kptlt. Thilo Bode
Oblt. Paul Meyer
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-505
We have 11 daily positions for the 13 days U-505 was at sea.
Departure from Lorient on 1 Jul 1943.
2 Jul 1943 - 3 Jul 1943 - 4 Jul 1943 - 5 Jul 1943 - 6 Jul 1943 - 7 Jul 1943 - 8 Jul 1943 - 9 Jul 1943 - 10 Jul 1943 - 11 Jul 1943 - 12 Jul 1943 -
Arrival at Lorient on 13 Jul 1943.
Ships hit by U-505 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-505 during this patrol
8 Jul 1943
On the 6th day out of Lorient, France, three British destroyers from a hunter-killer group pursued the submerged boat for 36 hours (assisted by a leak from an external fuel tank). The boat managed to slip away and docked at Lorient on 13 July for repair. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 383.)
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.