

b) 
1) 
As, according to an agent's report, the HG convoy may arrive earlier than expected, the boats detailed for this will form a patrol line immediately. U 584, 572, 653, 753, 332, 107, 183, 519, 590, 621 and 628 will form Group "Hartherz" and set up a patrol line at high cruising speed from BE 5813  BE 6822. 


2) 
Group "Pfeil" will proceed in patrol line from 1200 on a course of 215^{0} and with a speed of advance of 3 knots. U 89 is still too far off and will therefore make for BC 29 at most economical speed with U 135. 


3) 
Group "Haudegen", now consisting of U 69, 414, 201, 403, 525, 606, 607, 226, 383, 303, 438, 624, 704, 613 and 752, is continuing passage in patrol line and will pass the position line from AJ 5774 to 9879 at 1200/4/2. Boats which had previously been operating against Convoy No. 5, and were then ordered back, will join the patrol line at economical cruising speed. 


4) 
The German Consul has reported that a convoy on a N. course was sighted in the area of Group "Rochen" off Santa Cruz and the following new attack areas have therefore been ordered: U 218 : DH 9445, U 66 : DH 9548, depth 30 miles. U 43 : DH 9684, U 521 : DH 9672, U 108 : DH 9644, depth 15 miles. 


5) 
The special operation (off Peterhead) ordered for U 377 has been transferred to U 376. The boat has been informed by radio. U 377 is proceeding to the Atlantic. 

c) 
1) 
The following have refueled: U 125 from U 504, U 266 from U 466. 


2) 
U 118 reported the Straits of Gibraltar fouled as ordered on 2.2. 

d) 
None. 




V. 
Reports of Success: 

U 456  1 ship 7,000 GRT 

U 223  1 ship 6,000 GRT, 1 ship torpedoed. 




                                                                  




3. February 1943. 





