U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-188

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Mar 1943Kiel4 May 1943Lorient62 days


Officers *

Oblt. Siegfried Lüdden

Ltn. Karl-Heinz Meenen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-188

We have 59 daily positions for the 62 days U-188 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-188 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Seeteufel (21 Mar 1943 - 29 Mar 1943)
   Adler (7 Apr 1943 - 13 Apr 1943)
   Meise (13 Apr 1943 - 20 Apr 1943)

Ships hit by U-188 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 Apr 1943U-188Siegfried Lüdden HMS Beverley (H 64)1,190brON-176A

1 ship sunk (1,190 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-188 during this patrol

2 May 1943
10.14 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: British Whitley aircraft (612 Sqn RAF/W) strafed U-188 and dropped four depth charges. Gunfire wounded the commander, KptLt Siegfried Lüdden, and one of the crew, who died in hospital in Paris on 14 May. [Matrosengefreiter Leo Rupp] (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)

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