U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-257

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Sep 1942Bergen18 Oct 1942La Pallice28 days


Officers *

Oblt. Heinz Rahe

Oblt. Paul Weber

Ltn. Ulrich Knackfuß

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-257

We have daily positions for all 28 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-257 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 6 Oct 1942)

Ships hit by U-257 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-257 during this patrol

5 Oct 1942
While closing on convoy HX 209, U-257 was attacked by an aircraft which dropped six bombs. The U-boat suffered such severe damage it had to return to base.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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