U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-953

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
26 Dec 1943La Pallice20 Feb 1944La Pallice57 days


Officers *

Oblt. Karl-Heinz Marbach

Gustav Bischoff

Oblt. Ernst Reimann
WO training

Günter Ruperti

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-953


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We have daily positions for all 57 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-953 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Borkum (1 Jan 1944 - 3 Jan 1944)
   Borkum 3 (3 Jan 1944 - 13 Jan 1944)

Ships hit by U-953 during this patrol

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-953 during this patrol

11 Jan 1944
The boat fired a T-5 homing torpedo at a corvette, which missed, and was then hunted for 13 hours by escorts with depth charges and Hedgehogs. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 491)

4 Feb 1944
The boat was vectored to attack convoy ON 222, but while attempting to do was herself attacked by an unidentified Allied aircraft. Date may be approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 497)

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