U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-515

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
15 Aug 1942Kristiansand14 Oct 1942Lorient61 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Werner Henke

Berthold Hashagen

Ltn. Ernst Sauerberg

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-515

We have daily positions for all 61 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-515 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Sep 1942U-515Werner Henke Stanvac Melbourne10,013paA
12 Sep 1942U-515Werner Henke Woensdrecht (t.)4,668nlB
13 Sep 1942U-515Werner Henke Ocean Vanguard7,174brC
13 Sep 1942U-515Werner Henke Nimba1,854paD
14 Sep 1942U-515Werner Henke Harborough5,415brE
15 Sep 1942U-515Werner Henke Sørholt4,801nwF
17 Sep 1942U-515Werner Henke Mae5,607amG
20 Sep 1942U-515Werner Henke Reedpool4,838brH
23 Sep 1942U-515Werner Henke Lindvangen2,412nwI
23 Sep 1942U-515Werner Henke Antinous (d.)6,034amTRIN-12J

9 ships sunk (46,782 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,034 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-515 during this patrol

23 Sep 1942
The boat was fired on by the freighter Antonius and dived to escape.

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Men lost from U-boats

20 Sep 1942
A gunner from U-515 was killed by a misfire on the 2cm machine gun. [Matrosengefreiter Matthias Biazza]

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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