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Patrol info for U-176


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Nov 1942Lorient18 Feb 1943Lorient102 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 daily positions for all 102 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-176 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
27 Nov 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Polydorus5,922nlON-145
13 Dec 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Scania1,629sw
16 Dec 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Observer5,881br
 13,432

3 ships sunk (13,432 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-176 during this patrol

17 Dec 1942
17.42 hrs, off Recife, Brazil: an unidentified Catalina flying boat dropped 3 bombs on the boat as she dived, forcing her to the surface, where she was strafed before diving again. Battery damage limited the ability to dive, so U-176 withdrew from the area out to sea to make repairs which took two days. (Sources: Ritschel)

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