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Patrol info for U-605

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Jul 1942Kiel4 Sep 1942Brest39 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Herbert-Viktor Schütze

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-605

We have 38 daily positions for the 39 days U-605 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-605 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Steinbrinck (7 Aug 1942 - 11 Aug 1942)
   Lohs (11 Aug 1942 - 26 Aug 1942)

Ships hit by U-605 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
3 Aug 1942U-605Herbert-Viktor Schütze Bombay229brA
25 Aug 1942U-605Herbert-Viktor Schütze Katvaldis3,163brONS-122B
25 Aug 1942U-605Herbert-Viktor Schütze Sheaf Mount5,017brONS-122C

3 ships sunk (8,409 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-605 during this patrol

25 Aug 1942
About 02.20 hrs, HMS Viscount had just unsuccessfully depth charged U-176 to starboard ahead of convoy ONS 122 when they sighted U-605 on the surface nearby. The destroyer closed rapidly, but the U-boat dived in time and the five depth charges dropped exploded harmlessly above her. U-438 witnessed this attack but managed to evade the destroyer on the surface without being spotted. (Sources: ADM reports, KTB U-605)

25 Aug 1942
At 02.30 hrs HNoMS Montbretia obtained an Asdic contact while returning to convoy ONS 122 after carrying out a Raspberry operation, and dropped five depth charges before rejoining the convoy. The target of this attack was U-605 which had been forced to dive by HMS Viscount about ten minutes earlier. The depth charges detonated directly above the U-boat but caused only minor damage. (Sources: ADM reports, KTB U-605)

25 Aug 1942
At 04.21 hrs, HNoMS Potentilla obtained a radar contact while screening Stockport as she rescued men from the water in thick fog astern of convoy ONS 122, and sighted U-605 slowly approaching the rescue ship. The corvette opened fire with all port guns from a distance of less than 200m (219 yds), and observed the second round from the 4in hit the conning tower, but missed ramming the U-boat because the gun flash had blinded the bridge party. The U-boat was so close that the Germans on the conning tower could be seen and their cries could be heard. The U-boat immediately dived, and three depth charges were dropped, which detonated astern of her. At 04.41 hrs HNoMS Potentilla launched five depth charges which put her own Asdic out of order. U-605 descended to a depth of 170m (558 ft) and got into difficulties from the conning tower slowly flooding until eight tons of water were taken on board. On surfacing four hours later they had to wait ten minutes before the hatch above the control room could be opened. Examination revealed some 30 hits to the conning tower. (Sources: ADM reports, KTB U-605)

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