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Patrol info for U-333

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Oct 1943La Pallice1 Dec 1943La Pallice42 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Peter-Erich Cremer

Ltn. Hans-J├╝rgen Dobinsky

Ltn. Justus Grawert

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

We have daily positions for all 42 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-333 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Schill (25 Oct 1943 - 16 Nov 1943)
   Schill 1 (16 Nov 1943 - 19 Nov 1943)

Ships hit by U-333 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-333 during this patrol

4 Nov 1943
While hunting a KMS convoy bound for Gibraltar, U-333 surfaced in heavy fog and soon found the convoy, but was driven under by a destroyer and heavily depth charged. Once again, she escaped. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 447)

18 Nov 1943
U-333 collided with an Allied escort for the third time in her career when attacking the combined convoys MKS 30 and SL 139. The British frigate HMS Exe rammed the boat, breaking off the periscope, and then with other escorts (and an aircraft) depth charged the boat for eight hours, but once again U-333 escaped. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 459)

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