U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-221

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Feb 1943St. Nazaire28 Mar 1943St. Nazaire30 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-Hartwig Trojer

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-221

We have daily positions for all 30 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-221 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Neuland (8 Mar 1943 - 13 Mar 1943)
   Dränger (14 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-221 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
7 Mar 1943U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Jamaica3,015nwA
10 Mar 1943U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Tucurinca5,412brHX-228B
10 Mar 1943U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Lawton B. Evans (d.)7,197amHX-228C
10 Mar 1943U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Andrea F. Luckenbach6,565amHX-228D
18 Mar 1943U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Walter Q. Gresham7,191amHX-229E
18 Mar 1943U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Canadian Star8,293brHX-229F

5 ships sunk (30,476 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,197 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


21 Mar 1943. On 21 March, 1943 one of the crew captured from the motor merchant Jamaica jumped overboard during an alarm excercise in the North Atlantic, either trying to escape or to commit suicide.

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Attacks on U-221 during this patrol

11 Mar 1943
After U-221 sank two ships and damaged another from convoy HX 228, the escorts attacked, dropping six depth charges which caused serious damage. The boat was forced to break off the action to make repairs at sea. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 255)

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Men lost from U-boats

22 Mar 1943
A captured seaman from the tanker Jamaica (sunk two weeks earlier) jumped overboard.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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