U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-185

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Jun 1943Bordeaux24 Aug 1943Lost77 days


Officers *

Kptlt. August Maus

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-185

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

Ships hit by U-185 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
7 Jul 1943U-185August Maus James Robertson7,176amBT-18A
7 Jul 1943U-185August Maus William Boyce Thompson7,061amBT-18B
7 Jul 1943U-185August Maus S.B. Hunt (d.)6,840amBT-18C
7 Jul 1943U-185August Maus Thomas Sinnickson7,176amBT-18D
1 Aug 1943U-185August Maus Bagé8,235bzTJ-2E
6 Aug 1943U-185August Maus Fort Halkett7,133brF

5 ships sunk (36,781 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,840 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-185 during this patrol

14 Jun 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Whitley bomber (10 OTU RAF/G)

U-564 was sunk in this attack. The aircraft had to ditch at sea.

12 Jul 1943
On 12 July 1943 some 90 miles (145 km) off Recife, Brazil, U-185 was attacked by a US Liberator aircraft (VB-107 USN/B-7). Although the bomber crew believed they had crippled the boat, U-185s radio report stated the attack caused only minor damage.

3 Aug 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
US Liberator aircraft (VB-107 USN, pilot LtCdr Bertram J. Prueher). Shot down while accompanying the crippled U-604 which was later scuttled and the crew taken over by U-185.

3 Aug 1943
While seeking the crippled U-604 a US Liberator aircraft (VB-107 USN) instead attacked the accompanying U-185, depth charging her and wounding one man.

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