Patrol info for U-515
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|29 Aug 1943||Lorient||12 Sep 1943||Lorient||15 days|
Kptlt. Werner Henke
Ltn. Heinrich Niemeyer
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-515
We have daily positions for all 15 days on this patrol.
Departure from Lorient on 29 Aug 1943.
30 Aug 1943 - 31 Aug 1943 - 1 Sep 1943 - 2 Sep 1943 - 3 Sep 1943 - 4 Sep 1943 - 5 Sep 1943 - 6 Sep 1943 - 7 Sep 1943 - 8 Sep 1943 - 9 Sep 1943 - 10 Sep 1943 - 11 Sep 1943 -
Arrival at Lorient on 12 Sep 1943.
Ships hit by U-515 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-515 during this patrol
6 Sep 1943
After having tracked merged convoys OS 54 and KMS 25 for the whole day, Henke closed in to attack but was sighted and had to dive. Accurate depth charging by the British frigate HMS Tavy drove the boat down to 820ft (250m), and caused severe damage. Henke managed to escape and broke off the patrol, reaching Lorient on 12 Sept. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 409)
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