U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-123

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
16 Aug 1943Lorient7 Nov 1943Lorient84 days


Officers *

Oblt. Horst von Schroeter

Walter Kaeding

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-123

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Ships hit by U-123 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-123 during this patrol

25 Aug 1943
Depth charged off Finisterre by Allied escort vessels. Date is approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 406)

7 Nov 1943
09.44 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: the first recorded attack by a 'Tsetse' aircraft (RAF Sqdn 618, pilot F/O Al Bonnett RCAF), a Mosquito with a 6pdr (57mm) antitank cannon in the nose, scored a hit on the conning tower which left the boat with one dead, two wounded and unable to dive due to a hole measuring 18 x 6.5cm (7 x 2.5 in). [Bootsmaat G√ľnther Struve] (Sources: Ritschel)

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