U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-653

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Aug 1942Brest31 Aug 1942Brest27 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Gerhard Feiler

Ltn. Günter Lüders

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-653

We have daily positions for all 27 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-653 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Blücher (14 Aug 1942 - 18 Aug 1942)

Ships hit by U-653 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-653 during this patrol

18 Aug 1942
A British B-24 Liberator (Sqdn 120/F) attacked U-653 near convoy SL 119 in the Atlantic west of Portugal. One man was lost when the boat dived. (although there was a report that the man was saved by a British destroyer.) The boat was seriously damaged and had to limp back to base, reaching Brest on 30 August. [Matrosengefreiter Willi Pröhl]

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