U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-653

Date lookup for 17 Feb 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Jan 1943Brest31 Mar 1943La Pallice63 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Gerhard Feiler

Ltn. Wilhelm Cranz

Oblt. Günter Lüders

U-653's position on 17 Feb 1943

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-653 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Hartherz (3 Feb 1943 - 7 Feb 1943)
   Ritter (11 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943)
   Burggraf (4 Mar 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Raubgraf (7 Mar 1943 - 15 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-653 on this date

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-653 during this patrol

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Men lost from U-boats

13 Feb 1943
U-653 lost an officer overboard in heavy weather in the mid Atlantic south of Greenland. [Oberleutnant zur See Werner Laudon]

9 Mar 1943
A man was lost overboard. [Bootsmaat Walter Mayer]

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