U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-402

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Apr 1943La Pallice26 May 1943La Pallice36 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner

Karl-Wilhelm Pancke

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

We have daily positions for all 36 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-402 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Amsel 1 (3 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Elbe (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Elbe 2 (10 May 1943 - 12 May 1943)

Ships hit by U-402 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 May 1943U-402Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner Grado3,082nwSC-129A
11 May 1943U-402Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner Antigone4,545brSC-129B

2 ships sunk (7,627 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-402 during this patrol

11 May 1943
Kvtkptn von Forstner had just slipped through the convoy screen of SC 129 and sunk two ships when the escort corvette HMS Gentian located and depth charged the boat. Damage was so severe U-402 was forced to return to base, reaching France on 26 May. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 329)

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