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Patrol info for U-507

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Apr 1942Lorient4 Jun 1942Lorient62 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Harro Schacht

Oblt. Hans-Joachim Börner

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-507 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-507

We have daily positions for all 62 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-507 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
30 Apr 1942U-507Harro Schacht Federal2,881amA
4 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Norlindo2,686amB
5 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Munger T. Ball5,104amC
5 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Joseph M. Cudahy6,950amD
6 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Alcoa Puritan6,759amE
7 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Ontario3,099hoF
8 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Torny2,424nwG
12 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Virginia10,731amH
13 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Gulfprince (d.)6,561amI
16 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Amapala4,148hoJ

9 ships sunk (44,782 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,561 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


4 May 1942. After sinking the American steam merchant Norlindo, U-507 gave food and water to the survivors.

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Attacks on U-507 during this patrol

9 May 1942
A US Navy Catalina flying boat attacked approx. 225 miles (362 km) south of its base at Pensacola. (Sources: Ragnar J. Ragnarsson)

10 May 1942
A US Navy Catalina flying boat attacked approx. 56 miles (90 km) SSW of its base at Pensacola. (Sources: Ragnar J. Ragnarsson)

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Men lost from U-boats

5 May 1942
One of the crew broke his arm during the handling of a torpedo.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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