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Patrol info for U-161

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Jan 19422 Apr 1942Lorient69 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Albrecht Achilles

Oblt. Werner Bender

Ltn. Götz Roth

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-161


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We have daily positions for all 69 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-161 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
19 Feb 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles British Consul (d.)6,940br
19 Feb 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles Mokihana (d.)7,460am
21 Feb 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles Circe Shell8,207brON-60
23 Feb 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles Lihue7,001am
7 Mar 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles Uniwaleco9,755sa
10 Mar 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles Umtata (d.)8,141br
10 Mar 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles Lady Nelson (d.)7,970ca
14 Mar 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles Sarniadoc1,940ca
15 Mar 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles USCGC Acacia (WAGL 200)1,130am

5 ships sunk (28,033 tons) and 4 ships damaged (30,511 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-161 during this patrol

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