U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-259

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Nov 1942La Pallice15 Nov 1942Lost11 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Klaus Köpke

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-259

We have 8 daily positions for the 11 days U-259 was at sea.

Departure from La Pallice on 5 Nov 1942.
6 Nov 1942 - 7 Nov 1942 - 8 Nov 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 - 10 Nov 1942 - 11 Nov 1942 - 12 Nov 1942 - 13 Nov 1942 - 14 Nov 1942 -
Sunk on 15 Nov 1942.

Ships hit by U-259 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-259 during this patrol

15 Nov 1942
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Hudson bomber (500 Sqdn RAF/S, pilot F/O Mick A. Ensor)

One of the depth charges dropped by the aircaft exploded on contact with the boat, crippling the aircraft and forcing the crew to bail out. Only the pilot and one crewman were rescued by the British sloops HMS Erne and HMS Leith. U-259 was sunk.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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