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Patrol info for U-156

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Apr 1942Lorient7 Jul 1942Lorient77 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Werner Hartenstein

Oblt. Paul Just

Gert Mannesmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-156

We have daily positions for all 77 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-156 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
13 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Koenjit4,551nlA
13 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein City of Melbourne6,630brB
15 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Siljestad4,301nwC
15 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Kupa4,382yuD
17 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Barrdale5,072brE
18 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Quaker City4,961amF
18 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein San Eliseo (d.)8,042brG
21 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Presidente Trujillo1,668doH
25 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein USS Blakeley (DD 150) (d.)1,190amI
29 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Norman Prince1,913brJ
1 Jun 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Alegrete5,970bzK
3 Jun 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Lillian80brL
24 Jun 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Willimantic4,857brM

11 ships sunk (44,385 tons) and 2 ships damaged (9,232 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


17 May 1942. U-156 rescued survivors after sinking the British merchantman Barrdale.

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Attacks on U-156 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-156 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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