U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-543

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Mar 1944Lorient2 Jul 1944Lost97 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-J├╝rgen Hellriegel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-543

We have 94 daily positions for the 97 days U-543 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-543 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-543 during this patrol

9 Apr 1944
The boat found a small convoy but its escorts drove the boat off with depth charges. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 556)

19 Apr 1944
After refuelling from U-488 in mid Atlantic near the Tropic of Cancer, U-543 was located by an Avenger aircraft (pilot C. B. Humphrey) from the escort carrier USS Tripoli. The Avenger fired rockets and a Fido homing torpedo, but the boat escaped unharmed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 557)

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