U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-402

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
26 Mar 1942St. Nazaire20 May 1942St. Nazaire56 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner

Ltn. Otto Hübschen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-402

We have daily positions for all 56 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-402 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
13 Apr 1942U-402Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner Empire Progress5,249brON-80A
30 Apr 1942U-402Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner Ashkhabad5,284sjB
2 May 1942U-402Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner USS Cythera (PY 26)602amC

3 ships sunk (11,135 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


2 May 1942. U-402 took two captives from the sunken US ship Cythera.

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Attacks on U-402 during this patrol

29 Apr 1942
A US Navy Catalina flying boat (VP-84) piloted by Lt (jg) Robert A. Proctor dropped four depth charges after locating U-402 on radar about 20 miles south of Cape Lookout, North Carolina. (Sources: Ragnar J. Ragnarsson)

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