U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-333

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
2 Mar 1943La Pallice13 Apr 1943La Pallice43 days


Officers *

Oblt. Werner Schwaff

Oblt. Fritz Hein

Ltn. Justus Grawert

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-333

We have 42 daily positions for the 43 days U-333 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-333 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Dränger (14 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-333 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
19 Mar 1943U-333Werner Schwaff Carras5,234grSC-122A

1 ship sunk (5,234 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-333 during this patrol

4 Mar 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Wellington Mk.VIII MP505 (RAF Sqdn 172/B, pilot F/O G.D. Lundon)

21.31 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: the Wellington caught the lookouts unawares, but when the aircraft switched on the Leigh Light, it was brought down by flak and crashed in flames after passing over the boat, killing the six aircrew. Two of the four depth charges dropped actually hit U-333, but one broke up without detonating and the other bounced off, causing only light damage.
The same aircraft and crew had sunk U-268 on 19 Feb.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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