U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-405

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
26 Aug 1942Skjomenfjord20 Sep 1942Skjomenfjord26 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Rolf-Heinrich Hopman

Ltn. Horst Willner

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-405

We have daily positions for all 26 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-405 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Trägertod (12 Sep 1942 - 18 Sep 1942)

Ships hit by U-405 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


14 Sep 1942. U-405 rescued the crew of the Heinkel He115B WNr 2413 (1./KüFlGr 406, Oblt Rohwer) and two airmen of a Junkers Ju88 in the Barents Sea about 50 miles south-west of Hopen Island at 1550hrs. Earlier that day the Heinkel sank after a float broke off when it attempted to land to rescue the survivors from the Ju88A-4 WNr 1774 (III./KG 26, 1T+OT), which was shot down by Sea Hurricane fighters from the British escort carrier HMS Avenger while attacking the convoy PQ-18. When the U-boat reached the rubber dinghy of the latter crash, the three occupants that clung to it were unable to catch the lines thrown to them, so Matrose Giese jumped into the ice cold water to pull the dinghy close enough to recover the airmen. However, one of them was already dead and the other two were unconscious and died shortly after being picked up.

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Attacks on U-405 during this patrol

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