U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-515

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Nov 1942Lorient6 Jan 1943Lorient61 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.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-515 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Westwall (8 Nov 1942 - 16 Dec 1942)

Ships hit by U-515 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Nov 1942U-515Werner Henke HMS Hecla (F 20)10,850brTorchA
12 Nov 1942U-515Werner Henke HMS Marne (G 35) (d.)1,920brTorchB
7 Dec 1942U-515Werner Henke Ceramic18,713brON-149C

2 ships sunk (29,563 tons) and 1 ship damaged (1,920 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-515 during this patrol

12 Nov 1942
After attacking the British destroyer tender HMS Hecla (sunk) and the destroyer HMS Marne (damaged), the boat was depth charged by the destroyer HMS Venomous, but escaped unscathed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 111)

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