U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-176

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Nov 1942Lorient18 Feb 1943Lorient102 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Reiner Dierksen

Oblt. Alfred Eick

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-176

We have daily positions for all 102 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-176 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
27 Nov 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Polydorus5,922nlON-145A
13 Dec 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Scania1,629swB
16 Dec 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Observer5,881brC

3 ships sunk (13,432 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-176 during this patrol

17 Dec 1942
17.42 hrs, off Recife, Brazil: an unidentified Catalina flying boat dropped three bombs on the boat as she dived, forcing her to the surface, where she was strafed before diving again. Battery damage limited the ability to dive, so U-176 withdrew from the area out to sea to make repairs, which took two days. (Sources: Ritschel)

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