U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-625

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
15 Nov 1943Trondheim6 Jan 1944Brest53 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans Benker

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-625


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We have daily positions for all 53 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-625 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Coronel (4 Dec 1943 - 8 Dec 1943)
   Coronel 1 (8 Dec 1943 - 14 Dec 1943)
   Coronel 2 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Föhr (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 6 (23 Dec 1943 - 28 Dec 1943)

Ships hit by U-625 during this patrol

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-625 during this patrol

2 Jan 1944
21.38 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: a British B-24 Liberator (RAF Sqdn 224/G, pilot P/O J.E. Edwards) made a Leigh Light attack. U-625 initially opened fire with the AA guns, and a hit was scored on the port side of the aircraft, wounding the radio operator with shrapnel, but the boat then began to dive. Her commander, Kptlt. Hans Benker countermanded the order to dive so that he and one of the crew could recover the Naxos radar warning device, but the dive continued, causing both men to drown. (Sources: Blair, Clay)

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