Wolfpacks

Specht

This Wolfpack operated from 19 Apr 1943 to 4 May 1943.

Notes: Gruppe first formed with 17 boats on 22 Apr to intercept convoy SC-127 but without success. The pack is then regrouped with 20 boats on 27 Apr in order to attack HX-235. On 4 May most of the boats go to gruppe Fink to attack ONS-5.

U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-boatCommanderFromToNotes
U-84Horst Uphoff21 Apr 194325 Apr 1943 
U-92Adolf Oelrich19 Apr 19432 May 1943 
U-108Ralf-Reimar Wolfram27 Apr 194328 Apr 1943 
U-125Ulrich Folkers19 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-168Helmuth Pich21 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-203Hermann Kottmann23 Apr 194325 Apr 1943U-boat was lost
U-226Rolf Borchers19 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-257Heinz Rahe21 Apr 194325 Apr 1943 
U-260Hubertus Purkhold21 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-264Hartwig Looks19 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-270Paul-Friedrich Otto21 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-358Rolf Manke19 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-404Otto von Bülow21 Apr 194325 Apr 1943 
U-438Heinrich Heinsohn22 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-514Hans-Jürgen Auffermann27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-584Joachim Deecke21 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-614Wolfgang Sträter19 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-618Kurt Baberg21 Apr 194325 Apr 1943 
U-628Heinrich Hasenschar19 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-630Werner Winkler22 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-662Heinz-Eberhard Müller22 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-706Alexander von Zitzewitz22 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-707Günter Gretschel19 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-732Claus-Peter Carlsen27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
24 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Specht

Daily positions of U-boats of Wolfpack Specht. The letters are each assigned to one specific boat.

U-boat position. U-boat lost from the Wolfpack.

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Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
4 May 1943U-125Ulrich Folkers Lorient4,737brONS-5
 4,737

1 ship sunk (4,737 tons).

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