U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-225

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Dec 1942Kiel8 Jan 1943Brest35 days


Officers *

Oblt. Wolfgang Leimkühler

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-225

We have 34 daily positions for the 35 days U-225 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-225 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Spitz (22 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942)

Ships hit by U-225 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
27 Dec 1942U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler Scottish Heather (d.)7,087brONS-154A
28 Dec 1942U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler Melmore Head5,273brONS-154B
28 Dec 1942U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler Ville de Rouen (d.)5,598brONS-154C
28 Dec 1942U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler President Francqui (d.)4,919beONS-154D
28 Dec 1942U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler Empire Shackleton (d.)7,068brONS-154E

1 ship sunk (5,273 tons) and 4 ships damaged (24,672 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


29 Dec 1942. U-225 captured the master of the Belgian motor tanker President Francqui after sinking her.

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Attacks on U-225 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-225 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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