U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-91

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Sep 1943Brest22 Nov 1943Brest63 days


Officers *

Oblt. Heinz Hungershausen

Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Sthamer

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-91

We have daily positions for all 63 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-91 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Rossbach (6 Oct 1943 - 9 Oct 1943)
   Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)

Ships hit by U-91 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-91 during this patrol

26 Oct 1943
The target of the depth charge attack on 26 Oct. 1943 in the Atlantic in postion 50.49N 41.01W by a Canadian B-24 Liberator (RCAF Sqdn. 10/A), formerly credited with sinking U-420, was in fact U-91, which escaped unscathed. U-91 was searching for U-584 to supply her with fuel.

(Sources: 1996-01-01, Axel Niestle)

31 Oct 1943
Avengers from the USS Card found U-91 refuelling U-584 and called in other aircraft. After initially repelling them with flak, U-91 dived while U-584 stayed on the surface. U-584 was sunk with all hands by Fido homing torpedoes when she attempted to dive. U-91 escaped unscathed and escaped the subsequent search. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 438)

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