U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-757

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Feb 1943St. Nazaire18 Mar 1943St. Nazaire25 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Friedrich Deetz

Ltn. Paul-Heinrich Sass

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-757

We have daily positions for all 25 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-757 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Neuland (4 Mar 1943 - 12 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-757 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 Mar 1943U-757Friedrich Deetz William C. Gorgas7,197amHX-228A
11 Mar 1943U-757Friedrich Deetz HMS LCT-2398 [Trans.]291brHX-228B

2 ships sunk (7,488 tons).

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[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another vessel.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-757 during this patrol

16 Mar 1943
While U-757 was returning to base with injured crew in company with U-359 they were attacked by an unidentified Liberator bomber west of the Bay of Biscay. Despite U-757 being seriously damaged from the battle around convoy HX-228, the boats drove the attacker off. U-757 did not sail again for months. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 255)

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