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Patrol info for U-176


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Jul 1942Kiel2 Oct 1942Lorient74 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Reiner Dierksen
1WO

Oblt. Alfred Eick

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-176

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We have 71 daily positions for the 74 days U-176 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-176 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Steinbrinck (5 Aug 1942 - 11 Aug 1942)
   Lohs (11 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942)

Ships hit by U-176 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
4 Aug 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Richmond Castle7,798br
8 Aug 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Mount Kassion7,914grSC-94
8 Aug 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Trehata4,817brSC-94
8 Aug 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Kelso3,956brSC-94
9 Aug 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Radchurch3,701brSC-94
25 Aug 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Empire Breeze7,457brONS-122
 35,643

6 ships sunk (35,643 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-176 during this patrol

25 Aug 1942
After a successful attack on convoy ONS-122, the surfaced boat sighted HMS Viscount and at 02.12 hrs fired a stern torpedo, which missed astern because it was a surface runner. The destroyer then dropped five depth charges on the diving U-boat, none of which caused any damage. While turning for another attack, HMS Viscount sighted U-605 and left to pursue her. (Sources: ADM reports, KTB U-176)

25 Aug 1942
At 06.13 hrs, U-176 encountered HMS Viscount astern of convoy ONS-122 in thick fog. The destroyer was searching for another U-boat they had attacked earlier, and investigated a radar contact by firing a star shell. On sighting U-176 on the surface nearby, Viscount opened fire with the 20mm AA guns, but they could not be depressed enough. The U-boat crash-dived at a steep angle of more than 45° to a depth of 120m. The destroyer dropped five depth charges, which caused only minor damage, before losing Asdic contact, and returned to the convoy on sighting oil on the surface after sweeping the area for 20 minutes. (Sources: ADM reports, KTB U-176)

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