U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-608

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Oct 1942St. Nazaire9 Dec 1942St. Nazaire51 days


Officers *

Oblt. Rolf Struckmeier

Ltn. Karl-Ernst Kaiser

Ltn. Rudolf Schultze

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-608

We have daily positions for all 51 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-608 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
16 Nov 1942U-608Rolf Struckmeier Irish Pine5,621irA

1 ship sunk (5,621 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


10 Nov 1942. U-608 laid a minefield in New York Harbor near the Ambrose lightship, but it was detected before any ships were lost to it.

27 Nov 1942. U-608 ran out of fuel when a storm delayed a refuelling rendezvous. The boat drifted until she was able take on enough fuel from U-521 to reach the milch cow boat U-460 as planned.

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Attacks on U-608 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-608 duing this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-608 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

10 Nov 194207h1608h51CA 2871Ambrose Light, New York10 TMC

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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