U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-405

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
2 May 1943St. Nazaire21 May 1943St. Nazaire20 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Rolf-Heinrich Hopman

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

We have daily positions for all 20 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-405 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


12 May 1943. U-405 had to return to base due to technical difficulties.

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Attacks on U-405 during this patrol

4 May 1943
19.24 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: three bombs from British Halifax bomber A for Apple of RAF Sqdn 502 left the boat with an oil leak that that could not be stemmed. The patrol was aborted on 12 May. (Sources: Rohwer )

18 May 1943
NW of Finisterre, inbound: the boat was bombed by Australian Sunderland flying boat S for Sugar of RAAF Sqdn 10. No damage. (Sources: Rohwer)

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