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Patrol info for U-43

Date lookup for 14 Jan 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
30 Dec 1941Lorient22 Jan 1942Kiel24 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wolfgang Lüth

Ltn. Helmut Münster

Oblt. Hans-Joachim Schwantke
ObStrm and 3WO

Theodor Petersen

U-43's position on 14 Jan 1942

Ships hit by U-43 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
14 Jan 1942U-43Wolfgang Lüth Empire Surf6,641brON-55A
14 Jan 1942U-43Wolfgang Lüth Chepo5,707paON-55B

2 ships sunk (12,348 tons).

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