U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-153

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Jun 1942Lorient6 Jul 1942Lost31 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Wilfried Reichmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-153

We have daily positions for all 31 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-153 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
25 Jun 1942U-153Wilfried Reichmann Anglo-Canadian5,268brA
27 Jun 1942U-153Wilfried Reichmann Potlatch6,085amB
29 Jun 1942U-153Wilfried Reichmann Ruth4,833amC

3 ships sunk (16,186 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


27 Jun 1942. After sinking the American merchantman Potlatch, U-153 gave the survivors cigarettes after questioning them.

29 Jun 1942. After torpedoing her, U-153 rescued four men from the sinking American steam merchantman Ruth and put them in a lifeboat.

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Attacks on U-153 during this patrol

6 Jul 1942
The boat was sunk in an air attack by the US A-20A Havoc aircraft 40-106 (59th BS USAAF, pilot 1stLt M.E. Groover) in the Caribbean Sea north-west of Aruba. (Sources: Axel Niestlé)

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