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Patrol info for U-516


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Oct 1943Brest26 Feb 1944Lorient146 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Hans-Rutger Tillessen
1WO

Ltn. Reinhold Merkle

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-516

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We have daily positions for all 146 days on this patrol.

Departure from Brest on 4 Oct 1943.
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Arrival at Lorient on 26 Feb 1944.

Ships hit by U-516 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
13 Nov 1943U-516Hans-Rutger Tillessen Pompoon1,082pa
18 Nov 1943U-516Hans-Rutger Tillessen Ruby39co
23 Nov 1943U-516Hans-Rutger Tillessen Elizabeth Kellogg5,189am
24 Nov 1943U-516Hans-Rutger Tillessen Melville E. Stone7,176am
8 Dec 1943U-516Hans-Rutger Tillessen Colombia1,064pa
16 Dec 1943U-516Hans-Rutger Tillessen McDowell10,195am
 24,745

6 ships sunk (24,745 tons).

Legend
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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-516 during this patrol

19 Dec 1943
An unidentified aircraft attacked off Trinidad in the Caribbean, causing enough damage for the boat to seek fuel and assistance from other boats in the area and return to base. U-516 reached port on 26 Feb. 1944. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 462)

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