Wolfpacks

Rochen (e. Ray)

This Wolfpack operated from 27 Jan 1943 to 1 Mar 1943.

Notes: The pack was formed on Jan 22 and was gradually strengthened. The pack was replenished after Feb 10 by U-118 and disbanded after operations against convoy UC-1.

U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-boatCommanderFromToNotesMap
U-43Hans-Joachim Schwantke27 Jan 194328 Feb 1943 A
U-66Friedrich Markworth27 Jan 19431 Mar 1943 B
U-87Joachim Berger9 Feb 194326 Feb 1943 C
U-108Ralf-Reimar Wolfram28 Jan 194311 Feb 1943 D
U-118Werner Czygan13 Feb 194314 Feb 1943 E
U-202Günter Poser9 Feb 194328 Feb 1943 F
U-218Richard Becker27 Jan 194325 Feb 1943 G
U-258Leopold Koch9 Feb 194320 Feb 1943 H
U-264Hartwig Looks9 Feb 194320 Feb 1943 I
U-461Wolf-Harro Stiebler26 Feb 19431 Mar 1943 J
U-504Wilhelm Luis16 Feb 19431 Mar 1943 K
U-521Klaus Heinrich Bargsten27 Jan 194328 Feb 1943 L
U-558Günther Krech16 Feb 194328 Feb 1943 M
13 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Rochen

Daily positions of U-boats of Wolfpack Rochen. The letters are each assigned to one specific boat.

U-boat position. U-boat lost from the Wolfpack.

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Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
1 Feb 1943U-66Friedrich Markworth Joseph Elise113fr
8 Feb 1943U-521Klaus Heinrich Bargsten HMS Bredon (T 223)750brGibr-2
23 Feb 1943U-202Günter Poser British Fortitude (d.)8,482brUC-1
23 Feb 1943U-202Günter Poser Empire Norseman (d.)9,811brUC-1
23 Feb 1943U-558Günther Krech Empire Norseman9,811brUC-1
23 Feb 1943U-202Günter Poser Esso Baton Rouge7,989amUC-1
23 Feb 1943U-202Günter Poser Murena (d.)8,252nlUC-1
27 Feb 1943U-66Friedrich Markworth St. Margaret4,312brON-165
 49,520

5 ships sunk (22,975 tons) and 3 ships damaged (26,545 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.


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