Ritter (e. Knight)

This Wolfpack operated from 11 Feb 1943 to 26 Feb 1943.


U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-92Adolf Oelrich11 Feb 194318 Feb 1943 
U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler11 Feb 194315 Feb 1943 
U-332Eberhard Hüttemann11 Feb 194323 Feb 1943 
U-377Otto Köhler11 Feb 194321 Feb 1943 
U-454Burckhard Hackländer16 Feb 194323 Feb 1943 
U-468Klemens Schamong11 Feb 194326 Feb 1943 
U-529Georg-Werner Fraatz11 Feb 194312 Feb 1943 
U-603Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann14 Feb 194326 Feb 1943 
U-621Max Kruschka11 Feb 194326 Feb 1943 
U-623Hermann Schröder11 Feb 194321 Feb 1943U-boat was lost
U-628Heinrich Hasenschar11 Feb 194326 Feb 1943 
U-653Gerhard Feiler11 Feb 194326 Feb 1943 
U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein11 Feb 194326 Feb 1943 
13 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Ritter

Daily positions of U-boats of Wolfpack Ritter. The letters are each assigned to one specific boat.

U-boat position. U-boat lost from the Wolfpack.

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Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
21 Feb 1943U-332Eberhard Hüttemann Stigstad (d.)5,964nwON-166
21 Feb 1943U-603Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann Stigstad5,964nwON-166
22 Feb 1943U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein N.T. Nielsen-Alonso9,348nwON-166
23 Feb 1943U-628Heinrich Hasenschar Glittre (d.)6,409nwON-166
23 Feb 1943U-603Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann Glittre6,409nwON-166
23 Feb 1943U-628Heinrich Hasenschar Winkler (d.)6,907paON-166
24 Feb 1943U-628Heinrich Hasenschar Ingria4,391nwON-166
24 Feb 1943U-653Gerhard Feiler Madoera (d.)9,382nlON-166
25 Feb 1943U-628Heinrich Hasenschar Manchester Merchant7,264brON-166

5 ships sunk (33,376 tons) and 4 ships damaged (28,662 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Oil Slick

Myers, Jack A.

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Books dealing with this subject include

Auf Feindfahrt mit U-170 und Ritterkreuzträger Rudolf Mühlbauer. Lange, Ulrich, 2002.
K. und K. Korvettenkapitän George Ritter von Trapp. Schomaekers, Günter, 1964.
Mit Schwertern und Brillanten. Fraschka, Günter, 1958. (transl.)
Oil Slick. Myers, Jack A., 2000.
Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes der U-Boot-Waffe. Kurowski, Franz, 1987. (transl.)
Ubootsgeist. Ritter, Paul, 1935.

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