U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-515

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 Aug 1943Lorient12 Sep 1943Lorient15 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Werner Henke

Ltn. Heinrich Niemeyer

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

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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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