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Patrol info for U-333

Date lookup for 18 Nov 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Oct 1943La Pallice1 Dec 1943La Pallice42 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Peter-Erich Cremer

Ltn. Hans-Jürgen Dobinsky

Ltn. Justus Grawert

U-333's position on 18 Nov 1943

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-333 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Schill (25 Oct 1943 - 16 Nov 1943)
   Schill 1 (16 Nov 1943 - 19 Nov 1943)

Ships hit by U-333 on this date

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Attacks on U-333 during this patrol

18 Nov 1943
U-333 collided with an Allied escort for the third time in her career when attacking the combined convoys MKS 30 and SL 139. The British frigate HMS Exe rammed the boat, breaking off the periscope, and then with other escorts (and an aircraft) depth charged the boat for eight hours, but once again U-333 escaped. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 459)

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