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Patrol info for U-255

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Aug 1942Bergen9 Sep 1942Neidenfjord37 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Reinhart Reche

Ltn. Hugo Deiring

Erich Harms

Ltn. Horst Selle

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-255

We have daily positions for all 37 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-255 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Nebelkönig (7 Aug 1942 - 9 Aug 1942)

Ships hit by U-255 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


14 Aug 1942. U-255 rescued the crew of the Blohm & Voss BV138C-1 WNr 310117 (3./KüFlGr 406, K6+HL) in the Barents Sea about 5 miles south-east of Wilhelmøya, Spitsbergen at 1752hrs. The U-boat was co-operating with the flying boat since 11 August in preparation of Operation Wunderland (attack of the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer on the Siberian sea routes) and had refueled it on occasion, but on 14 August the aircraft was forced to carry out an emergency landing near the U-boat after two engines failed due to contaminated fuel. It was taken in tow and they moved slowly with intermediate stops along the east coast of Spitsbergen until the BV138 capsized due to strong winds at 1710hrs on 17 August in the Storfjorden and had to be scuttled with gunfire.

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Attacks on U-255 during this patrol

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