U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-455

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Sep 1943St. Nazaire11 Nov 1943Lorient53 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Martin Scheibe

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-455

We have daily positions for all 53 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-455 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 14 Oct 1943)

Ships hit by U-455 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


14 Oct 1943. U-455 collided with U-631 in the North Atlantic and suffered heavy damage.

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Attacks on U-455 during this patrol

4 Oct 1943
While being refuelled by U-460 (with U-264 and U-422) in the mid Atlantic west of Spain, the boats were attacked by Avenger aircraft from the escort carrier USS Card. After putting up heavy flak the smaller VIIC boats dived, leaving U-460 on the surface. She was destroyed when she also attempted to dive. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 429)

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