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Patrol info for U-516

Date lookup for 19 Dec 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Oct 1943Brest26 Feb 1944Lorient146 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Rutger Tillessen

Ltn. Reinhold Merkle

U-516's position on 19 Dec 1943

Ships hit by U-516 on this date

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Attacks on U-516 during this patrol

19 Dec 1943
An unidentified aircraft attacked off Trinidad in the Caribbean, causing enough damage for the boat to seek fuel and assistance from other boats in the area and return to base. U-516 reached port on 26 Feb. 1944. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 462)

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