U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-957

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Jan 1944Narvik2 Feb 1944Hammerfest10 days


Officers *

Oblt. Gerd Schaar

Ltn. Heinrich-Dietrich Hoffmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-957

We have 9 daily positions for the 10 days U-957 was at sea.

Departure from Narvik on 24 Jan 1944.
25 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944 - 27 Jan 1944 - 28 Jan 1944 - 29 Jan 1944 - 30 Jan 1944 - 31 Jan 1944 - 1 Feb 1944 -
Arrival at Hammerfest on 2 Feb 1944.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-957 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Werwolf (27 Jan 1944 - 1 Feb 1944)

Ships hit by U-957 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
26 Jan 1944U-957Gerd Schaar Fort Bellingham7,153brJW-56AA
26 Jan 1944U-957Gerd Schaar USS PTC-3854amJW-56AB

2 ships sunk (7,207 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


26 Jan 1944. U-957 captured two survivors after sinking the British merchantman Fort Bellingham.

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Attacks on U-957 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-957 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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