U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-220

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Sep 1943Bergen28 Oct 1943Lost51 days


Officers *

Oblt. (R) Bruno Barber

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-220

We have 50 daily positions for the 51 days U-220 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-220 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
19 Oct 1943U-220Bruno Barber Penolver [Mine]3,721brWB-65A
19 Oct 1943U-220Bruno Barber Delisle [Mine]3,478amWB-65B

2 ships sunk (7,199 tons).

[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol


9 Oct 1943. U-220 laid a field of 66 mines off St. Johns (Canada), which claimed two ships (both sunk).

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Attacks on U-220 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-220 duing this patrol (prior to its loss).

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Men lost from U-boats

16 Oct 1943
Two men were lost overboard in the North Atlantic. [Bootsmaat Georg Koerner, Matrosenobergefreiter Gerhard Lange]. Thus only 54 men were on board when the boat was sunk 12 days later.

Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-220 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

9 Oct 1943BB 6397St. Johns66 SMA

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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