U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-255


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 Sep 1942Neidenfjord25 Sep 1942Bergen13 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Reinhart Reche
1WO

Ltn. Hugo Deiring
2WO

Erich Harms
3WO

Ltn. Horst Selle

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-255

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We have daily positions for all 13 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-255 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
20 Sep 1942U-255Reinhart Reche Silver Sword4,937amQP-14
 4,937

1 ship sunk (4,937 tons).

Legend
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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-255 during this patrol

23 Sep 1942
The U-boat was attacked by a Catalina flying boat (RAF Sqdn 210/U, F/Sgt J.W. Semmons) south of Jan Mayen Island. She had to return to base after being heavily damaged by two depth charges.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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