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Patrol info for U-759

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Jun 1943Lorient15 Jul 1943Lost39 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Rudolf Friedrich

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-759

We have daily positions for all 39 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-759 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
5 Jul 1943U-759Rudolf Friedrich Maltran3,513amGTMO-134A
6 Jul 1943U-759Rudolf Friedrich Poelau Roebiah9,251nlZG-36B

2 ships sunk (12,764 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-759 during this patrol

6 Jul 1943
After sinking the Dutch merchant Poelau Roebiah in convoy ZG 36 east of Jamaica, U-759 was attacked by an aircraft and the US Coast Guard cutter USCGC Bronco (WYP 340) (two depth charges from each), but escaped unscathed.

8 Jul 1943
The boat was attacked by a US Navy scout plane but escaped unharmed after seven hours of attacks by Allied surface ships brought in by the aircraft. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page )

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