U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-608

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Sep 1943St. Nazaire25 Sep 1943St. Nazaire3 days
2 Oct 1943St. Nazaire28 Nov 1943St. Nazaire58 days
61 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Kptlt. Rolf Struckmeier

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

We have daily positions for all 61 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-608 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 1 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   Jahn (31 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 2 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 7 (9 Nov 1943 - 11 Nov 1943)
   Schill 2 (17 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)

Ships hit by U-608 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-608 during this patrol

13 Oct 1943
18.58 hrs, approx. 600 miles north of the Azores: the boat was attacked by an American Avenger aircraft (VC-9 USN/T-9, pilot Lt(jg) H. Fryatt) from USS Card. As U-608 dived the aircraft passed overhead and dropped a Fido homing torpedo about 50m (55 yards) ahead, but without result. AA shrapnel cut the hydraulic line to the starboard landing gear, so the Avenger had to land as last aircraft of the evening. It collided with the island and hit a parked Avenger, but was later repaired. The aircrew were unhurt and a sailor who fell overboard during the mishap was rescued. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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Men lost from U-boats

17 Oct 1943
A lookout broke an arm during heavy weather.

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