U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-603

Date lookup for 4 Dec 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Nov 1942Bergen9 Dec 1942Brest17 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann

Ltn. Rudolf Baltz

Ltn. Karl-Heinz Schröter

U-603's position on 4 Dec 1942

Ships hit by U-603 on this date

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Attacks on U-603 during this patrol

4 Dec 1942
While inbound with the captain ill the boat found a convoy, reported its position and began shadowing. The convoy escorts forced her down and dropped depth charges for two hours. No damage was caused, and although U-603 was denied the chance to attack, her contact reports brought in other U-boats. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 123)

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