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Patrol info for U-371

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Feb 1943La Spezia3 Mar 1943La Spezia18 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Waldemar Mehl

Helmut Plohr

Ltn. Jürgen Hillmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-371


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We have 16 daily positions for the 18 days U-371 was at sea.

Departure from La Spezia on 14 Feb 1943.
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Arrival at La Spezia on 3 Mar 1943.

Ships hit by U-371 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
23 Feb 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl Fintra2,089brRopsley
28 Feb 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl Daniel Carroll (d.)7,176amTE-16

1 ship sunk (2,089 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,176 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-371 during this patrol

23 Feb 1943
At 14.06 hrs the boat was located by HMS Felixstowe after the sinking of Fintra, approx. 30 nautical miles ENE of Algiers. The minesweeper dropped 25 depth charges in six attacks between 14.10 and 15.08 hrs and observed air bubbles rising to the surface after the second and sixth passes. Her commander considered the U-boat sunk, but U-371 was undamaged and escaped by moving closer to the coast and heading east. (Sources: ADM 199/1784)

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