Patrol info for U-176
Date lookup for 17 Dec 1942
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|9 Nov 1942||Lorient||18 Feb 1943||Lorient||102 days|
Kptlt. Reiner Dierksen
Oblt. Alfred Eick
U-176's position on 17 Dec 1942
Ships hit by U-176 on this date
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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 three 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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