U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-43

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
30 Dec 1941Lorient22 Jan 1942Kiel24 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wolfgang Lüth

Ltn. Helmut Münster

Oblt. Hans-Joachim Schwantke
ObStrm and 3WO

Theodor Petersen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-43

We have daily positions for all 24 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-43 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Jan 1942U-43Wolfgang Lüth Yngaren5,246swHX-168A
14 Jan 1942U-43Wolfgang Lüth Empire Surf6,641brON-55B
14 Jan 1942U-43Wolfgang Lüth Chepo5,707paON-55C

3 ships sunk (17,594 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-43 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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