U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-83

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Sep 1941Brest31 Oct 1941Brest34 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-Werner Kraus

Oblt. Herbert Juli

Ltn. Hans-Adolf Engel
WO sea training

Rudolf Dübler

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-83

We have daily positions for all 34 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-83 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Breslau (2 Oct 1941 - 29 Oct 1941)

Ships hit by U-83 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Oct 1941U-83Hans-Werner Kraus Corte Real2,044ptA
26 Oct 1941U-83Hans-Werner Kraus HMS Ariguani (F 105) (d.)6,746brHG-75B

1 ship sunk (2,044 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,746 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


8 Oct 1941. U-83 fired three torpedoes at a convoy escort, but all three missed.

21 Oct 1941. U-83 fired a spread of torpedoes at a British task force (which included the ageing aircraft carriers HMS Eagle and HMS Argus) in the Straits of Gibraltar. The boat reported a destroyer sunk, but no hits were in fact scored.

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Attacks on U-83 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-83 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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