U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-613

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Mar 1943Brest6 May 1943La Pallice45 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Helmut Köppe

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-613

We have 43 daily positions for the 45 days U-613 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-613 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Adler (7 Apr 1943 - 13 Apr 1943)
   Meise (13 Apr 1943 - 25 Apr 1943)

Ships hit by U-613 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 Apr 1943U-613Helmut Köppe Ingerfire3,835nwONS-2A

1 ship sunk (3,835 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-613 during this patrol

1 May 1943
00.07hrs, off the Bay of Biscay inbound: British Wellington bomber (RAF Sqdn 172/N, pilot Sgt P.W. Phillips) strafed U-613 and dropped six depth charges in a Leigh Light attack. U-613 escaped with minor damage, but the aircraft's hydraulics and port tyre were damaged by flak. The six aircrew escaped uninjured from a crash-landing at their base at Predannack, Cornwall.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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