Patrol info for U-431
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|25 Jan 1942||Messina||10 Feb 1942||La Spezia||17 days|
Kptlt. Wilhelm Dommes
Oblt. Hans-Günther Lange
Oblt. Hans-Martin Scheibe
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-431
We have 16 daily positions for the 17 days U-431 was at sea.
Departure from Messina on 25 Jan 1942.
26 Jan 1942 - 27 Jan 1942 - 28 Jan 1942 - 29 Jan 1942 - 30 Jan 1942 - 31 Jan 1942 - 1 Feb 1942 - 2 Feb 1942 - 3 Feb 1942 - 4 Feb 1942 - 5 Feb 1942 - 6 Feb 1942 - 7 Feb 1942 - 8 Feb 1942 - 9 Feb 1942 -
Arrival at La Spezia on 10 Feb 1942.
Ships hit by U-431 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
6 Feb 1942. 08.17 hrs, grid CO 5236: U-431 fired two torpedoes at a surfaced British submarine. Both missed. This was probably HMS Thunderbolt, which engaged a U-boat with torpedoes and gunfire north of Tobruk at 34°36N/23°22E.
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Attacks on U-431 during this patrol
We have no recorded attacks on U-431 duing this patrol.
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.