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Patrol info for U-371


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Dec 1942Messina10 Jan 1943La Spezia35 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Waldemar Mehl
1WO

Ltn. G√ľnther Scholz
2WO

Friedrich Steinfeldt
ObStrm

Helmut Plohr

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-371

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We have daily positions for all 35 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-371 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
7 Jan 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl HMS Jura (T 169)545br
7 Jan 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl Ville de Strasbourg (d.)7,159brMKS-5
 7,704

1 ship sunk (545 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,159 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-371 during this patrol

7 Jan 1943
12.04 hours, Mediterranean, off Algiers: U-371 attacked three M/S trawlers and sank HMS Jura. The other two armed trawlers, HMS Ruskholm and HMS Stronsay, then dropped 24 depth charges in five attack runs before losing contact at 12.31 hours. The boat escaped undamaged. (Sources: ADM 199/1321)

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