U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-262

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Mar 1943La Pallice25 May 1943La Pallice60 days


Officers *

Oblt. Rudolf Heinz Franke

Ltn. Hans Hellmann

Ltn. Horst Dieter Hübsch

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-262

We have 51 daily positions for the 60 days U-262 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-262 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Without name (15 Apr 1943 - 18 Apr 1943)

Ships hit by U-262 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


2 May 1943. U-262 cruised for 4 days in Canadian waters. Her mission was to pick up some escaped German POWs, but none arrived at the rendez-vous.

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Attacks on U-262 during this patrol

15 Apr 1943
While shadowing convoy HX 233 the boat was fired on and depth charged by escorts. The boat was en route to Prince Edward Island to collect escapees from a planned break out from the POW camp there (Operation Elster). The boat evaded the escorts and made the rendezvous, but no POWs showed up. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 226, http://www.powell-pressburger.org/Reviews/41_49P/49P_08.html)

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