U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-175

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Dec 1942Lorient24 Feb 1943Lorient86 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Bruns

Oblt. Heinz Ehrich

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-175

We have daily positions for all 86 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-175 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
23 Jan 1943U-175Heinrich Bruns Benjamin Smith7,177amA

1 ship sunk (7,177 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-175 during this patrol

1 Jan 1943
1853hrs, off Sierra Leone: 5 bombs dropped by a British Catalina aircraft (270 Sqn RAF/V), causing minor damage. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)

30 Jan 1943
1657hrs, southwest of Dakar: A British Catalina aircraft (270 Sqn RAF/G) dropped 6 depth charges on the boat. The extensive damage limited the ability to dive and an oil leak caused a serious loss of fuel that had to be replenished from U-118 (Czygan) on 11 February. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)

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