F.d.U./B.d.U.'S War Log

1 - 15 September 1944

PG30354

     
     
 
1.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 154
-
Op(CB 10)
U 413
-
BF 19
U 548
-
BE 53
U 861
-
KF 31
 
170
-
DT 83
437
-
BF 73
650
-
BE 37
862
-
Op(LK 71)
 
180
-
BE 95
445
-
BE 61
680
-
Op(AN 18)
863
-
CD 97
 
190
-
BE 59
480
-
BF 19
736
-
BF 19
871
-
AE 59
 
195
-
BE 98
482
-
Op(AM 53)
743
-
AE 67
925
-
AE 48
 
198
-
LD 76
483
-
AO 47
763
-
BE 69
978
-
AO 16
 
218
-
AL 58
484
-
AM 11
764
-
BF 19
979
-
AE 73
 
219
-
BF 77
516
-
AL 37
772
-
AL 16
993
-
BE 22
 
228
-
AL 91
518
-
Op(CA 60)
802
-
Op(BB 14)
1004
-
AN 23
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
530
-
BD 87
804
-
Op(BD 29)
1062
-
GG 81
 
245
-
AE 87
534
-
BF 47
853
-
BF 48
1221
-
AE 83
 
248
-
AM 13
539
-
AL 26
855
-
Op(AK 29)
1223
-
AE 49
 
285
-
AN 11
541
-
CC 31
857
-
BF 71
1227
-
AO 47
 
296
-
Op(AM 36)
546
-
ET 19
858
-
AL 19
1229
-
CB 65
 
398
-
AF 74
547
-
BF 71
859
-
MQ 92      
                         
 
Western Boats:
 
U 92
-
BF 2490
U 275
-
BF 2490
U 758
-
BF 1870
U 985
-
BF 5330
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
309
-
BF 9110
953
-
BF 9230
989
-
BF 2490
 
262
-
BF 4250
714
-
BF 5470
963
-
BF 5870      
 
  On Return Passage:  U 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 413 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 516 - 530 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 548 - 650 - 736 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 993 - 1062 - 534.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  - . -
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
  c) 1) Submarine sightings:
     
1235 submarine sighted by English steamer (Habu) in AM 2487.
0504 periscope sighted by American steamer in LY 4440.
0001 ASV location in unspecified position.
    2) Intercept report:  About 0700 torpedoing possibly in AM 6412 (100, 11 knots off Skerry-Island).
    3) Intercept report:  0955/31/8 report from minesweeper "Vistaria" in Scapa:  Bubbles and patch of oil sighted.  No details of position.  Boat assumed that depth-charge attack on submarine had taken place.
       
- 582 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
    4) Enemy units were located in:  AF 4830 - 4220 - 5400 (inexact) - AL 9730 - 9751.
  d)  None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a) Western boats:  Nothing to report.
    Group Command Baltic:  Nothing to report.
    Atlantic boats:
  b) Nothing to report
  c) - d) None.
       
V. Reports of Success:  None.
       
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2.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 154
-
Op(CB 10)
U 413
-
BF 18
U 548
-
BE 53
U 861
-
LU 91
 
170
-
DT 98
437
-
BF 72
650
-
BE 37
862
-
LK 42
 
180
-
BE 97
445
-
BE 61
680
-
Op(AN 18)
863
-
DF 26
 
190
-
BE 59
480
-
BF 18
736
-
BF 18
871
-
AE 58
 
195
-
CF 33
482
-
Op(AM 53)
743
-
AE 43
925
-
AF 47
 
198
-
LD 85
483
-
AO 16
763
-
BE 69
978
-
AO 16
 
218
-
AL 62
484
-
AM 12
764
-
BF 18
979
-
AE 73
 
219
-
BE 99
516
-
AL 37
772
-
AL 16
993
-
AM 74
 
228
-
AL 67
518
-
Op(CA 60)
802
-
Op(BB 14)
1004
-
AF 87
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
530
-
BD 85
804
-
BD 26
1062
-
GG 45
 
245
-
AL 31
534
-
BD 69
853
-
BF 48
1221
-
AE 82
 
248
-
AM 23
539
-
AL 24
855
-
Op(AL 18)
1223
-
AE 48
 
285
-
AM 32
541
-
CC 23
857
-
BE 93
1227
-
AO 16
 
296
-
Op(AM 36)
546
-
DG 18
858
-
AL 18
1229
-
CB 64
 
398
-
AF 77
547
-
BE 69
859
-
LB 11      
                         
 
Western Boats:
 
U 92
-
BF 2470
U 275
-
BF 2710
U 758
-
BF 1820
U 985
-
BF 5810
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
309
-
BF 5850
953
-
BF 9150
989
-
BF 2710
 
262
-
BF 1870
714
-
BF 4650
963
-
BF 5720      
 
  On Return Passage:  U 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 413 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 540 - 547 - 548 - 650 - 736 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  - . -
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
       
- 583 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
  c)  U-boat sighting at 0018 by aircraft of 18 Group in unspecified position.
    0635 ASV location by aircraft of 19 Group, position unspecified.
  d)  None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a) Western boats:  Nothing to report.
    Group Command Baltic:
     All vessels under command of 9th Defence Division at immediate readiness.
     Submarine situation:  10 boats ready for operation.  6 boats in dock.  (Danzig, Gotenhafen, Königsberg).  Of these 2 boats can be got ready at once.
     Commanding Admiral requires 3-5 days for preparation of a few other boats without consideration for mine situation.
  b) Atlantic boats (Group "Mitte"):
     After completion of schnorchel trials U 978 and U 483 will not be detailed to the Atlantic.  The 12 boats of Group "Mitte" will be made up by 6 schnorchel boats from home waters.
     6 boats without schnorchel transferred to command of Flag Officer Submarines Norway.
  c) - d) None.
       
V. Reports of Success:  None.
 
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3.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
BF 1950
U 296
-
Op(AM 36)
U 548
-
BE 28
U 861
-
LU 52
 
154
-
Op(CB 10)
309
-
BF 5720
650
-
BE 26
862
-
LK 42
 
170
-
EJ 33
398
-
AN 11
680
-
Op(AN 18)
863
-
DF 53
 
180
-
BE 99
413
-
BF 18
714
-
BF 4370
871
-
AF 57
 
190
-
BE 55
437
-
BF 71
736
-
BE 18
925
-
AE 69
 
195
-
CF 32
445
-
BE 29
743
-
AE 82
953
-
BF 8320
 
198
-
LD 91
480
-
BF 18
758
-
BF 1560
963
-
BF 4690
 
218
-
AL 39
482
-
Op(AM 53)
763
-
BE 68
979
-
AE 48
 
219
-
CG 12
484
-
AM 23
764
-
BF 18
985
-
BF 5480
 
228
-
AL 61
516
-
AL 33
772
-
AL 16
989
-
BF 1950
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
518
-
Op(CA 60)
802
-
Op(BB 10)
993
-
AL 93
 
245
-
AL 22
530
-
BD 82
804
-
BD 23
1004
-
AF 76
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
534
-
BE 66
853
-
BF 47
1062
-
CG 41
 
248
-
AM 25
539
-
AL 33
855
-
Op(AK 01)
1221
-
AE 84
 
262
-
BF 1820
541
-
CC 22
857
-
BE 93
1223
-
AF 47
 
275
-
BF 1990
546
-
DG 18
858
-
AL 27
1227
-
AO 16
 
285
-
AM 34
547
-
BE 69
859
-
LB 18
1229
-
CB 56
 
       
- 584 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 275 - 413 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 548 - 650 - 736 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 989 - 993 - 1062.   
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  U 256 - Brest;  U 260 - La Pallice.
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
  c) 1) U-boat sightings:
     
15 Group:
0801
periscope, position unspecified, course 190, speed 4 knots.
18 Group:
0510
diving submarine, position not specified.
    2) Enemy units located in:  AM 5370 - 7590 - 5520 - 4790 - 6140 - 5160 - AN 4357 - 2160.
  d) None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a) U 256, last boat out of Brest was made temporarily sea-worthy with water-tight tube flanges and firmly fixed schnorchel for passage to Norway.
  b) None.
  c) U 516 (on return passage from Caribbean) should have been refueled from U 855 in AK 1832 on 26.8., but nevertheless did not rendezvous with U 855.  Examination of radio messages showed the possibility that an incorrect interpretation had been put on messages from U 516 by C-in-C Submarines, and boat had just commenced return passage to Norway without refueling.  Tonight boat urgently requested refueling once more, giving position AK 10.  U 855 therefore received ordered to rendezvous with U 516 on the evening of 5.9. in AK 1839.  Presume U 516 has not yet reported because of transmission trouble.
  d) None.
       
V. Reports of Success:  None.
       
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4.September 1944.
 
 
   
I.
U 92
-
BF 1860
U 285
-
AM 34
U 548
-
BE 29
U 861
-
LU 21
 
154
-
Op(CB 10)
296
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
BE 26
862
-
LK 19
 
170
-
EJ 36
309
-
BF 4690
680
-
Op(AN 18)
863
-
DF 58
 
180
-
CF 31
398
-
AN 32
714
-
BF 1890
871
-
AF 49
     
 
- 585 -
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
 
190
-
BE 52
413
-
BF 17
736
-
BF 14
925
-
AE 68
 
195
-
CF 35
437
-
BE 69
743
-
AE 85
953
-
BF 5790
 
198
-
LD 68
445
-
BE 29
758
-
BF 12
963
-
BF 4640
 
218
-
AL 28
480
-
BF 17
763
-
BE 64
979
-
AE 47
 
219
-
CG 14
482
-
Op(AM 53)
764
-
BF 17
985
-
BF 4650
 
228
-
AL 02
484
-
AM 25
772
-
Op(AK 28)
989
-
BF 1860
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
516
-
AK 10
802
-
Op(BB 10)
993
-
AL 92
 
245
-
AL 25
518
-
Op(CA 60)
804
-
AK 97
1004
-
AE 72
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
530
-
BD 58
853
-
BE 66
1062
-
GF 34
 
248
-
AM 28
534
-
BE 65
855
-
Op(AK 52)
1221
-
AE 87
 
256
-
BF 2780
539
-
AL 31
857
-
BE 68
1223
-
AE 69
 
260
-
BF 6840
541
-
CC 13
858
-
AL 26
1227
-
AO 16
 
262
-
BF 1650
546
-
DG 12
859
-
LB 48
1229
-
CB 56
 
275
-
BF 1860
547
-
BE 68            
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 413 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 548 - 650 - 736 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  U 281 - La Pallice.
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
  c) 1) U-boat sightings:
     
15 Group:
0745
surfaced submarine, position unspecified.
18 Group:
1045
periscope sighted in unspecified position, course 500, speed 4 knots.
    2) Enemy units located in:  AN 1342 - AF 76.
  d)  None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a)  None.
  b)  Radio intercept reports concerning North Channel piling up.  All boats in operations area around the coasts of Great Britain were once more reminded that in the event of reinforced patrols they were free to retire further out to sea.
  c) - d) None.
       
V. Reports of Success:  None.
       
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- 586 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
5.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
BF 18
U 281
-
BF 6870
U 547
-
BE 64
U 861
-
LK 84
 
154
-
Op(CB 10)
285
-
Op(AM 36)
548
-
BE 21
862
-
MZ 21
 
170
-
EK 41
296
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
BE 22
863
-
DF 53
 
180
-
CF 34
309
-
BF 4640
680
-
Op(AN 18)
871
-
AF 48
 
190
-
BF 27
398
-
AE 33
714
-
BF 1910
925
-
AE 67
 
195
-
CF 37
413
-
BE 68
736
-
BE 39
953
-
BF 5740
 
198
-
LE 44
437
-
BE 39
743
-
AE 85
963
-
BF 4520
 
218
-
AL 35
445
-
BE 25
758
-
Op(BF 12)
979
-
AE 47
 
219
-
CF 39
480
-
BE 39
763
-
BE 64
985
-
BF 4530
 
228
-
AL 28
482
-
Op(AM 52)
764
-
BE 39
989
-
BF 18
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
484
-
AM 28
772
-
Op(AK 53)
993
-
AL 68
 
245
-
Op(AL 16)
516
-
AK 16
802
-
Op(BB 10)
1004
-
AF 75
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
518
-
Op(CA 60)
804
-
AK 94
1062
-
GE 23
 
248
-
AM 02
530
-
BD 55
853
-
BE 65
1221
-
AE 87
 
256
-
BF 1990
534
-
BE 61
855
-
Op(AK 18)
1223
-
AE 69
 
260
-
BF 9130
539
-
AE 87
857
-
BE 68
1227
-
AO 16
 
262
-
Op(BF 16)
541
-
CC 12
858
-
AL 24
1229
-
CB 55
 
275
-
BF 18
546
-
CE 76
859
-
LB 85      
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 413 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 650 - 736 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 857 - 858 - 989 - 859 - 993 - 1062 - 548.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  U 1228 - Kiel.
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
  c) 1) U-boat sightings:  None.
    2) Enemy units located in:  AL 9890 - AM 7590 - 7844 - AN 8750.
  d)  None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a)  U 680 (operations area Moray Firth) entered Bergen for repairs after considerable damage sustained during depth-charge attack in AN 1698.  Main damage - Schnorchel only partly working, main and sky-search periscopes only temporarily in order.  Q tank, "Wanze G 2" (radar) and direction finder gear out of action, leak in exhaust blowing line.  Boat also reported a great deal of smaller damage.
  b) Group Command Baltic:  4 boats intended for Narva patrol.
       
- 587 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
  c) - d) None.
       
V. Reports of Success:  None.
       
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6.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
BF 17
U 281
-
BF 9130
U 547
-
BE 61
U 861
-
LK 55
 
154
-
Op(CB 10)
285
-
Op(AM 36)
548
-
BE 21
862
-
LK 31
 
170
-
EK 44
296
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
BE 22
863
-
DF 59
 
180
-
CF 29
309
-
BF 4290
680
-
AF 87
871
-
AF 47
 
190
-
BE 27
398
-
AM 35
714
-
BF 1660
925
-
AE 67
 
195
-
CF 61
414
-
BE 65
736
-
BE 35
953
-
BF 4680
 
198
-
LE 43
437
-
BE 35
743
-
AE 87
963
-
BF 1880
 
218
-
AL 33
445
-
BE 25
758
-
Op(AM 88)
979
-
AE 69
 
219
-
CF 63
480
-
BE 35
763
-
BE 53
985
-
BF 4250
 
228
-
AL 26
482
-
Op(AM 35)
764
-
BE 35
989
-
BF 17
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
484
-
AM 28
772
-
Op(AK 67)
993
-
AL 62
 
245
-
Op(AK 13)
516
-
AK 25
802
-
Op(BB 10)
1004
-
AF 77
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
518
-
Op(CA 60)
804
-
AK 68
1062
-
FU 77
 
248
-
AM 02
530
-
BD 29
853
-
BE 62
1221
-
AL 22
 
256
-
BF 19
534
-
BE 67
855
-
Op(AK 27)
1223
-
AE 68
 
260
-
BF 8330
539
-
AE 87
857
-
BE 64
1227
-
AN 36
 
262
-
Op(BF 21)
541
-
CB 97
858
-
AL 33
1228
-
AO 47
 
275
-
BF 17
546
-
CE 49
859
-
LB 97
1229
-
CB 52
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 437 - 413 - 445 - 480 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 548 - 650 - 680 - 736 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  - . -
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
  c) 1) U-boat sighting by aircraft belonging to 15 Group in 580 50' N, longitude not given.  This could have been boat either home or outward bound from Norway or U 285 or U 296 (operations area North Minch).
    2) Intercept report:  Canadian cable steamer "Lady Laurerier" sent submarine sighting report at 0455 in BB 6912.  (possibly U 541).
    3) Enemy units located in:  AL 9838 - 9830 - 9850 - BF 2590 - 2110 - AM 8270 - 7675 - AN 1820.
  d)  None.
       
- 588 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
IV. Current Operations:
  a)  None.
  b)  Group Command Baltic:  Nothing to report.
  c) U 516 has been at rendezvous for 2 days and not yet contacted U 855.  On request this boat has also reported position of rendezvous.  As one of the two boats must have made bad estimation of position, they have been ordered to attempt to meet during day.  If this has not been accomplished by 1400, U 855 to send bearings.  For safety U 245 was ordered to make for rendezvous with U 516 with all speed.
  d)  None.
       
V. Reports of Success:  None.
       
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7.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
BE 39
U 281
-
BF 5890
U 547
-
BE 29
U 861
-
LK 26
 
154
-
Op(CB 24)
285
-
Op(AM 36)
548
-
AL 97
862
-
MZ 92
 
170
-
EK 72
296
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
AL 94
863
-
DF 86
 
180
-
CF 56
309
-
BF 41
680
-
AN 24
871
-
AE 69
 
190
-
BE 21
398
-
AM 28
714
-
Op(BF 21)
925
-
AE 83
 
195
-
CF 59
413
-
BF 34
736
-
BF 34
953
-
BF 45
 
198
-
LE 53
437
-
BE 64
743
-
AL 32
963
-
BF 1750
 
218
-
AL 32
445
-
AL 97
758
-
Op(AM 88)
979
-
AE 68
 
219
-
CF 65
480
-
BE 37
763
-
BE 29
985
-
BE 41
 
228
-
AL 33
482
-
BE 37
764
-
BE 34
989
-
BE 39
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
484
-
Op(AM 53)
772
-
Op(AK 91)
993
-
AL 39
 
245
-
Op(AC 13)
516
-
AK 1839
802
-
Op(BB 10)
1004
-
AF 77
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
518
-
Op(CA 64)
804
-
AK 69
1062
-
FT 83
 
248
-
Op(AM 53)
530
-
BD 34
853
-
BE 61
1221
-
AL 13
 
256
-
BF 18
534
-
BE 29
855
-
Op(AK 1839)
1223
-
AE 67
 
260
-
BF 58
539
-
AE 85
857
-
BE 53
1227
-
AN 29
 
262
-
Op(BF 21)
541
-
BB 83
858
-
AL 32
1228
-
AO 16
 
275
-
BF 39
546
-
CE 54
859
-
LM 33
1229
-
CB 51
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 413 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 548 - 650 - 680 - 736 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  - . -
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
       
- 589 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
  c) 1) U-boat sightings:
      Colombo broadcast submarine sighting report from unknown steamer (KW 2 PV) in KP 6327 (Straits of Mozambique).
    2) Enemy units located in:  AF 87 - AM 5260 - 5280 - BE 6912 - BF 2770 - 41 87 - 2190.
  d)  None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a) Atlantic                           )
    Group Command Baltic)  Nothing to report
  b) - c) None.
  d) Black Sea:  Turkey has refused to take over the last 3 Black Sea boats.  At 0400/8/44 commanders received orders to sink boats quietly between Bosporus and north Turkish frontier.  Crews are to attempt to get through to Greece, split up into small groups.  More detailed instructions and translation of most important words in Turkish sent to boats by radio message.
       
V. Reports of Success:  None.
       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       
8.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
BE 35
U 281
-
BF 58
U 547
-
AL 42
U 861
-
MZ 94
 
154
-
Op(CB 32)
285
-
Op(AM 36)
548
-
AL 91
862
-
MZ 62
 
170
-
EK 79
296
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
AL 67
863
-
DR 35
 
180
-
CF 58
309
-
BE 39
680
-
AN 24
871
-
AE 68
 
190
-
AL 97
398
-
Op(AM 39)
714
-
Op(BF 21)
925
-
AE 85
 
195
-
CF 83
413
-
BE 23
736
-
BE 23
953
-
BE 41
 
198
-
LE 63
437
-
BE 53
743
-
AL 34
963
-
BE 36
 
218
-
AE 87
445
-
AL 91
758
-
Op(AM 88)
979
-
AE 67
 
219
-
CF 67
480
-
BE 23
763
-
BE 22
985
-
BE 39
 
228
-
AL 32
482
-
Op(AM 53)
764
-
BE 23
989
-
AL 92
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
484
-
Op(AM 39)
772
-
Op(AK 61)
993
-
AL 37
 
245
-
Op(AK 35)
516
-
AK 18
802
-
Op(BB 10)
1004
-
AM 32
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
518
-
Op(CA 64)
804
-
AL 10
1062
-
FT 54
 
248
-
Op(AM 53)
530
-
AK 99
853
-
BE 29
1221
-
AK 38
 
256
-
BF 17
534
-
BE 22
855
-
Op(AK 18)
1223
-
AE 83
 
260
-
BF 5790
539
-
AE 83
857
-
BE 29
1227
-
AN 24
 
262
-
Op(BF 21)
541
-
BB 58
858
-
AE 87
1228
-
AE 16
 
275
-
BE 35
546
-
CE 19
859
-
LN 16
1229
-
CB 18
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 413 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 548 - 650 - 680 - 736 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
       
- 590 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
  Entered Port:  U 680 Bergen.
  Sailed:  U 865 - Trondheim.
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
  c) 1) 2225 ASV location by Azores aircraft in unspecified position.
    2) Intercept report
      According to intercepted radio telegraphy traffic one ship of AN convoy torpedoed (HX convoy entering North Channel).  Presumably success attributable to submarine on North Channel.
    3) Enemy units were located in:  AM 6410 - 5390 - 5360 - 9270 - AN 0190 - 2260 - BE 1646 -2187.
  d)  None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a)  U 989 gave short Channel situation:
    Heavy north-south bound traffic in BF 3524, strong patrol, good protection afforded by density layering.  5,000 GRT sunk, 7,000 GRT torpedoed.  Boat no on return passage to Norway in AL 69.
  b) - d) None.
       
V. Reports of Success:
    
U 989 1 ship 5,000 GRT  
  1 ship 7,000 GRT torpedoed
       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       
9.September 1944.
 
 
   
I.
U 92
-
BE 34
U 281
-
BF 57
U 548
-
AL 67
U 863
-
DR 61
 
154
-
Op(CB 33)
285
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
AL 61
865
-
AE 59
 
170
-
ET 22
296
-
Op(AM 36)
714
-
Op(BF 22)
871
-
AE 67
 
180
-
CF 82
309
-
BE 38
743
-
AL 38
925
-
AE 85
 
190
-
AL 91
398
-
Op(AM 39)
758
-
Op(BF 88)
953
-
BE 63
 
195
-
CF 85
437
-
AL 92
763
-
AL 98
963
-
BE 35
 
198
-
LE 63
445
-
AL 64
764
-
AL 99
979
-
AE 83
 
218
-
AE 68
480
-
BE 23
772
-
Op(AK 91)
985
-
BE 38
 
219
-
CF 91
482
-
Op(AM 53)
802
-
Op(BB 10)
989
-
AL 69
 
228
-
AE 87
484
-
Op(AM 39)
804
-
AL 01
993
-
AL 33
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
516
-
AK 25
853
-
BE 25
1004
-
AM 34
 
245
-
Op(AK 01)
518
-
Op(CA 64)
855
-
Op(AK 28)
1062
-
ET 18
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
530
-
AK 93
857
-
BE 22
1221
-
AK 39
 
248
-
Op(AM 53
534
-
AL 98
858
-
AE 85
1223
-
AE 85
     
 
- 591 -
 
     

 

     
     
 
 
256
-
BE 39
539
-
AE 67
859
-
LN 28
1227
-
AN 24
 
260
-
BF 49
541
-
Op(BB 54)
861
-
MZ 64
1228
-
AO 16
 
262
-
Op(BF 21)
546
-
BD 88
862
-
MZ 32
1229
-
CB 14
 
275
-
BE 26
547
-
AL 18            
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 154 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 548 - 650 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 862 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  U 862 - Penang.
  Sailed:  U 867 - Kiel;  U 155 Lorient;  U 1200 - Kiel (Group Command "Mitte").
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
  c) 1) ASV location:
     
15 Group: 2235) in unspecified position.
  2240)
19 Group: 2330 in 510 11' N., longitude not given.
  2355 in 510 41' N., longitude not given.
  0335 in unspecified position, finally cancelled.
    2) Enemy units located in:  AM 9720 - 5210 - 9460 - BE 6270 - BF 1330.
  d) None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a)  None.
  b)  U 862 reported sinking coaling ship of 5,500 GRT in KQ 2158, course 700.  Further sinkings: 
     
16.8. freighter of 8,000 GRT sunk in KE 3277, course 500.
18.8. ammunition steamer of 5,500 GRT in KE 2342 on course 300.
19.8. Freighter of 5,900 GRT in LT 8946 on course 300.
20.8. a Catalina shot down in LT 5968.  (Two of these ships were reported before on 20.8.).
  c)  U 855 has completed refueling of U 516 and is on return passage to Norway.
       
- 592 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
  d) 1) The loss of both U 736 and U 413 must now be reckoned with.  Boats left Lorient on 5.8. and Brest on 2.8. respectively for Channel operations.  Attack area for U 736 north of Cotentin, U 413 south of Isle of Wight.  On 25.8. boats received orders to make return passage to Norway, but up to date have not yet reported.  According to British broadcast commander and 18 men from U 736 and up till now engineer officer of U 413 have been taken prisoner.  Cause of loss probably anti-submarine patrols in operational area.
    2) Group Command Baltic:  Nothing to report.
       
V. Reports of Success:
    
U 862 2 ships 12,900 GRT.
  1 Catalina  
       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       
10.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
BE 23
U 275
-
BE 23
U 547
-
AL 25
U 865
-
AE 58
 
154
-
CC 12
281
-
BF 46
650
-
AL 39
867
-
AO 47
 
155
-
BF 55
285
-
Op(AM 36)
714
-
Op(BF 22)
871
-
AE 83
 
170
-
ET 19
296
-
Op(AM 36)
743
-
AL 38
925
-
AE 87
 
180
-
CF 81
309
-
BE 32
758
-
Op(DE 88)
953
-
BE 39
 
190
-
AL 67
398
-
Op(AM 39)
763
-
AL 95
963
-
AM 78
 
195
-
CF 87
437
-
AL 65
764
-
AL 95
979
-
AE 82
 
198
-
LE 63
445
-
AL 61
772
-
Op(AK 91)
985
-
BE 32
 
218
-
AE 85
480
-
AL 98
802
-
Op(BB 14)
989
-
AL 62
 
219
-
CF 95
482
-
Op(AM 53)
804
-
AL 16
993
-
AL 32
 
228
-
AE 85
484
-
Op(AM 39)
853
-
BE 22
1004
-
AM 33
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
516
-
AK 33
855
-
AK 28
1062
-
FS 33
 
245
-
Op(AK 28)
518
-
Op(CA 60)
857
-
AL 98
1221
-
AK 56
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
530
-
AL 47
858
-
AE 83
1223
-
AE 85
 
248
-
Op(AM 53)
534
-
AL 95
859
-
LN 37
1227
-
AN 24
 
256
-
BE 38
539
-
AE 69
861
-
Op(MZ 32)
1228
-
AO 16
 
260
-
BF 48
541
-
Op(BE 43)
863
-
DR 91
1229
-
Op(CA 33)
 
262
-
Op(BF 21)
546
-
BD 83            
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 154 - 155 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 650 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 855 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  U 382 - La Pallice.
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
       
- 593 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
  c) 1) Intercept report:
     
1235 aircraft of 15 Group reported suspicious patch of oil in 450, 13 miles off strong point "Datum".
    2) Enemy units located in:  AL 9580 - AM 6421 - 8910 - 9460.
  d) None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a) None.
  b) U 482 has commenced return passage from North Channel, all torpedoes expended.  Boat sank one destroyer from anti-submarine patrol on 1.9. in AM 5612, a tanker of 7,000 GRT from convoy entering port on 30.8. in AM 5397, on 8.9. in AM 5387 freighter of 5,000 GRT and tanker of 6,000 GRT.  T 5 hit on freighter of 5,000 GRT after 2 minutes 47 seconds, presumed sunk.
    Following Channel boats have reported:
    1) U 764 from AL 34.  Sunk freighter of 1,500 GRT and landing craft of 350 GRT.
    2) U 92 from AL 85.  Torpedoed 3,000 GRT, presumed sunk as it was small ship.  Both sinkings in BF 3610.
    3) Of the last 7 Channel boats 3 have sent passage report, and 2 are known to have been lost.  Report from remaining 2 boats still outstanding.
      Passage reports from boats on transfer from west coast of France to Norway:
      U 857 from BD 43, U 190 from AL 67, U 650 from AL 28, U 534 from BE 45.  No report from U 445 yet.
  c) None.
  d) 1) U 548 has been lost in Bay of Biscay.  Boat sailed from Lorient on 11.8. on transfer to Bordeaux.  On 17.8. when report was already 2 days overdue, boat received orders to commence passage to Norway, as commander had not arrived in Bordeaux.  Meanwhile boat should have sent report, even by the slowest dead reckoning.  Also failed to reply to request for position report.  Cause of loss was probably mines or anti-submarine patrol while still on passage to Bordeaux.
 
 
 
- 594 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
    2) Following message transmitted to all ships:
      Addition to Current Orders No. 20:
      Location:
      Schnorchel can be picked up and measured by enemy radar.  Schnorchel sailed at the usual 1/2 meter above surface has about 30% of the effect of a surfaced boat for the enemy set, but raised to 2-3 meters about 60-70% (it would be better to surface than this).
      Therefore schnorchel sailed high out of the water can be accurately measured and bombed in the same way as a surfaced boat, whereas schnorchel sailed at normal height can be detected, but cannot be measured with sufficient accuracy for bombing.  Seaway and swell make locating possibilities even more difficult.
      (Under Current Orders No. 20, sentence 4 strike out from "Schnorchel" to "to be located").
    3) Group East:
      U 475 left Helsinki for relief of U 479 (Narva patrol).
       
V. Reports of Success:
    
U 482 4 ships
23,000 GRT
 
  1 destroyer
 
U 764 2 ships
1,850 GRT
 
U 92 1 ship
torpedoed.
 
       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       
11.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
AL 85
U 275
-
BE 22
U 546
-
BD 59
U 865
-
AF 57
 
154
-
BB 98
281
-
BF 45
547
-
AL 24
867
-
AO 16
 
155
-
BF 55
285
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
AL 28
871
-
AE 82
 
170
-
ET 31
296
-
Op(AM 36)
714
-
Op(BF 22)
925
-
AL 31
 
180
-
CF 87
309
-
BE 32
743
-
AL 39
953
-
BE 35
 
190
-
AL 67
382
-
BF 68
758
-
Op(BF 88)
963
-
AM 77
 
195
-
DH 11
398
-
Op(AM 53)
763
-
AL 91
979
-
AE 87
 
198
-
LF 18
437
-
AL 62
764
-
AL 34
985
-
BE 32
 
218
-
AE 83
445
-
AL 02
772
-
Op(AK 66)
989
-
AL 39
 
219
-
CF 89
480
-
AL 94
802
-
Op(BB 18)
993
-
AL 32
 
228
-
AE 85
482
-
AM 29
804
-
AL 23
1004
-
AM 24
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
484
-
Op(AM 53)
853
-
AL 98
1062
-
FL 94
 
245
-
Op(AK 38)
516
-
AL 13
855
-
AL 15
1221
-
AK 58
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
518
-
Op(CA 30)
857
-
BD 43
1223
-
AE 87
 
248
-
Op(AM 53)
530
-
AL 44
858
-
AE 83
1227
-
AN 24
 
256
-
BE 34
534
-
BE 45
859
-
LN 36
1228
-
AO 16
 
260
-
BF 44
539
-
AE 47
861
-
Op(MQ 70)
1229
-
Op(CA 32)
 
262
-
Op(BF 21)
541
-
Op(BB 18)
863
-
DR 98      
 
       
- 595 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 154 - 155 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 382 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 482 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 650 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 855 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  - . -
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None
  c) 1) U-boat sightings:
      At 0700 Liverpool sent message to aircraft on patrol 348 W 16:  Submarine reported in AM 6540.  Same aircraft received instructions to patrol in North Channel at 0735.  At 1508 patrol aircraft 348 W 14 reported:  Am investigating patch of oil in 560 12' N., longitude not given.
      1515 same aircraft reported:  investigating suspicious object.
    2) Enemy units located in:  AK 7930 - 8860 - AM 7860 - 3680 - 3940 - BE 1220 - BF 2140.
  d)  None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a)  At present U 248 - 398 - 484 are operating off the North Channel.  According to experiences of U 482 operations promise success (see IVb)) therefore the 4 boats coming from west coast of France as well as 2 from Norway were detailed to operational area off North Channel.  Sector I to be occupied by:  U 1004 - U 743,  Sector II:  U 963 - 985,  Sector III:  U 309 - U 953.
     Sectors are formed by lines connecting following points AM 1588 - 1973 - 4454 - 7136 with AN 5272.  Sectors I - III from north to south.
     All boats received orders to operate in east or west sector according to defence situation.  Easterly boundaries only given for guidance.  Operational staff fully realizes that operations conducted mainly submerged and schnorchel sailing against heavy enemy defence make the highest demands on the endurance of especially young crews.  Commanders of boats operating close inshore again received instructions to decide for themselves whether
    1) to withdraw boat temporarily or altogether
       
- 596 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
      on account of enemy defence (make the most of a withdrawal for sending situation report).
    2) or whether it is necessary to commence return passage even before expenditure of all torpedoes and fuel owing to the great strain on both crew and boat.
  b) 1) Situation North Channel (U 482):
      In 10 days sighted 3 large convoys with destroyer and air escort.  Convoy route over AM 5282 - 5387 - 5397.  Noise buoys concealed convoys.  During night while at depth of 40 meters 2 convoys were picked for first time as they passed overhead.  Diving attack.  Strong defence by sea and air.  Over 300 depth-charges dropped, none dangerous, no destroyer came near.  Hydrophone and location conditions very bad.  Mobile noise buoys.  Depth-charge attacks by night undisturbed.
    2) U 480, whose fate was beginning to cause anxiety, reported situation from operations area in Channel.  Traffic in BF 3270 as before.  Steamer convoys loaded only at night, empty during the day.  Always a number of landing craft, heavy patrol, submarine chaser units.  Location by explosive soundings.  5 meters over bottom during depth-charge attack.  "Alberich" best method.  Boat lay in operational area 17 days and sank 14,000 GRT and 2 frigates.  Also explosion heard after 9 minutes 20 seconds after firing LUT 3-spread.  Remained submerged for 40 days.
    3) U 855 reported in retrospect:  On 6.9. T 5 fired at 5,000 GRT freighter (missed) in AK 2545 on course 250, speed 15 knots.
    4) U 546 has commenced return passage from Senegal coast.  Fate of boat had been causing anxiety.  Boat had only used a daily average of 1.35 cbm., so that in spite of 79-day operation still possessed enough fuel for return passage to Norway.  On 28.8. boat fired FAT 3 spread which missed at south-bound convoy in EK 46.  Lay 5 weeks in coastal area between Cape Verde and Cape Blanc.  Slight patrol, strengthened to heavy air patrol during passage of convoys.
  c) - d) None.
      Group Command Baltic:  Nothing to report.
       
V. Reports of Success:
    
U 480 2 ships
14,000 GRT
  2 frigates
  1 hit
U 855 1 ship torpedoed.
       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
 
 
- 597 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
12.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
AL 58
U 275
-
AL 98
U 546
-
DT 68
U 865
-
AF 49
 
154
-
BB 99
281
-
BF 45
547
-
AL 31
867
-
AO 16
 
155
-
BF 54
285
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
AL 26
871
-
AE 85
 
170
-
Op(ET 30)
296
-
Op(AM 36)
714
-
Op(BF 22)
925
-
AL 31
 
180
-
DH 11
309
-
AM 77
743
-
AL 03
953
-
BE 32
 
190
-
AL 61
382
-
BF 67
758
-
Op(BF 88)
963
-
AM 74
 
195
-
CF 68
398
-
Op(AM 53)
763
-
AL 67
979
-
AE 87
 
198
-
LF 27
437
-
AL 39
764
-
AL 62
985
-
AM 77
 
218
-
AE 83
445
-
AL 35
772
-
Op(AK 66)
989
-
AL 37
 
219
-
DH 16
480
-
AL 68
802
-
Op(BB 18)
993
-
AE 88
 
228
-
AE 83
482
-
AM 27
804
-
AL 24
1004
-
AM 25
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
484
-
Op(AM 53)
853
-
AL 97
1062
-
FL 59
 
245
-
Op(AK 36)
516
-
AL 14
855
-
AL 13
1221
-
AK 76
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
518
-
Op(CA 30)
857
-
BD 18
1223
-
AL 32
 
248
-
Op(AM 53)
530
-
AL 01
858
-
AE 67
1227
-
AN 24
 
256
-
BE 34
534
-
BD 41
859
-
LO 15
1228
-
AO 16
 
260
-
BF 44
539
-
AF 47
861
-
Op(MQ)
1229
-
Op(CA 32)
 
262
-
Op(BF 21)
541
-
Op(BB 18)
863
-
EG 39      
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 154 - 155 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 382 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 482 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 650 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 855 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  (U 1228 - 867 - Kristiansand).
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
  c) 1) U-boat sightings:
      0630 submarine sighting report from DC 1550 (U 518).  Report from American steamer concerning submarine attack.  Probably it was the same steamer which requested for details at 1421.  At 1532 was asked whether ship had been hit by torpedo.  Answer not intercepted.  Colombo broadcast aircraft report:  0939 submarine sighted in unspecified position.  At 2322 Reykjavik reported to Adalvik message picked up from unknown R/T station: Explosion reported at 2230, probably at "L 3" (U 244?).
    2) ASV locations:
     
19 Group: 0414 and 0512 in unspecified position.  Azores aircraft reported ASV location at 0357 in unspecified position.
       
- 598 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
    3) Enemy units located in:  AM 9770 - 2930 - 7410 - 2395 - 5530 - 3940.
  d)  None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a)  None.
  b)  U 861 (Monsoon boat) has commenced return passage.  On 5.9. boat sank freighter of 5,000 GRT in LJ 91 (probably "Ganges" 6,246 GRT) on course 300.  Ports in KQ 38 and KF 52 (Fort Dauphin and Tamatave, east coast of Madagascar) found empty.  Sighted Catalina in LU 17, boat was not observed.
  c) - d) None.
       
V. Reports of Success:
    U 861  1 ship  5,000 GRT.
       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       
13.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
Al 55
U 275
-
AL 94
U 546
-
DT 61
U 865
-
AE 65
 
154
-
BB 99
281
-
BF 44
547
-
AL 31
867
-
AN 31
 
155
-
BF 54
285
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
AL 33
871
-
AE 87
 
170
-
Op(ET 30)
296
-
Op(AM 36)
714
-
Op(BF 22)
925
-
AL 24
 
180
-
CF 82
309
-
AM 77
743
-
Op(AM 19)
953
-
AM 77
 
190
-
AL 02
382
-
BF 58
758
-
Op(BF 88)
963
-
AM 71
 
195
-
CF 92
398
-
Op(AM 53)
763
-
AL 64
979
-
AE 87
 
198
-
LF 52
437
-
AL 37
764
-
AE 87
985
-
AM 74
 
218
-
AE 67
445
-
AL 33
772
-
Op(AL 47)
989
-
AL 36
 
219
-
DH 18
480
-
AL 53
802
-
Op(BB 10)
993
-
AE 85
 
228
-
AE 83
482
-
AM 25
804
-
AL 24
1004
-
Op(AM 27)
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
484
-
Op(AM 53)
853
-
AL 94
1221
-
AK 78
 
245
-
Op(AK 01)
516
-
AL 21
855
-
AL 12
1223
-
AL 31
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
518
-
Op(CA 30)
857
-
BE 17
1227
-
AN 24
 
248
-
Op(AM 53)
530
-
AL 18
858
-
AE 67
1228
-
AN 31
 
256
-
AL 98
534
-
BD 63
859
-
LO 21
1229
-
Op(BA 89)
 
260
-
BE 66
539
-
AF 72
861
-
LA 86
1062
-
FL 55
 
262
-
Op(BF 21)
541
-
Op(BB 10)
863
-
EH 44      
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 154 - 155 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 382 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 482 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 650 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 855 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 861 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  - . -
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None
       
- 599 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
  c) U-boat sightings:
    1) 0747 ASV location by Azores aircraft in 380 08' N., longitude not given.
    2) According to intercept report unknown vessel to go to rescue of ship in distress in DC 8448 (sea damage).
    3) Enemy units located in:  AM 3580 - 5320 - 5290 - 3580 - BF 2760 - 5550 - AF 8175.
  d)  None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a) - d) None.
       
V. Reports of Success:  None.
       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       
14.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
AL 52
U 275
-
AL 94
U 546
-
DT 53
U 865
-
AE 47
 
154
-
BB 99
281
-
BE 63
547
-
AE 87
867
-
AN 28
 
155
-
BF 36
285
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
AL 33
871
-
AE 87
 
170
-
Op(ET 30)
296
-
Op(AM 36)
714
-
Op(BF 22)
925
-
AE 26
 
180
-
CF 82
309
-
AM 74
743
-
Op(AM 19)
953
-
AM 74
 
190
-
AL 28
382
-
BF 57
758
-
Op(BF 88)
963
-
AM 71
 
195
-
CF 94
398
-
Op(AM 53)
763
-
AL 61
979
-
AL 31
 
198
-
LF 52
437
-
AL 35
764
-
AE 88
985
-
AM 71
 
218
-
AE 68
445
-
AL 31
772
-
Op(AL 71)
989
-
AL 34
 
219
-
DH 41
480
-
AL 39
802
-
Op(BB 10)
993
-
AE 86
 
228
-
AE 67
482
-
AM 24
804
-
AL 31
1004
-
AL 26
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
484
-
Op(AM 53)
853
-
AL 91
1062
-
FL 51
 
245
-
Op(AK 01)
516
-
AL 21
855
-
AL 21
1221
-
BC 36
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
518
-
Op(DC 15)
857
-
BD 36
1223
-
AL 24
 
248
-
Op(AM 53)
530
-
AL 25
858
-
AE 68
1227
-
AF 76
 
256
-
AL 95
534
-
BD 39
859
-
LD 89
1228
-
AN 28
 
260
-
BE 62
539
-
AF 76
861
-
LA 96
1229
-
Op(BB 89)
 
262
-
Op(BF 21)
541
-
Op(BB 10)
863
-
EH 71      
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 154 - 155 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 382 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 482 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 650 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 855 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 861 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  U 673 - St. Nazaire;  U 1199 - Bergen.
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a) - b) None.
       
- 600 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
  c) Enemy units located in:  AM 6430 - 5560 - AN 4170 - BE 6311.
  d) None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a) None.
  b) 1) U 1228 entered Bergen for repairs to hydroplane.
    2) U 979 detailed to waters off Reykjavik as operational area.  Detailed situation will be radioed.
    3) U 858 reported position 48 hours off convoy assembly point Trondheim.  Boat, as well as U 993 - 218 - 228 received orders to make for Bergen.  11th Submarine Flotilla has been directed to send all type IXC boats coming from Atlantic in convoy to Kiel after giving them instructions concerning route.
  c) 1) U 862 requested permission for subsidiary operation off SW-Australia, pointing out time which had been saved at sea, good condition of the crew, boat and batteries.  In spite of low battery capacity U 168 has made the same request before basic overhaul in Japan.  Commander-in-Chief Submarines concurs with suggestion (Commander of U 862 has sailed this route before as Merchant Navy Officer).
    2) U 537 and U 843 ready to put to sea on about 10.10. for return passage home.  Refuel arranged for somewhere in S.W. part of Indian Ocean by U JT 24 and a type IXD boat.
  d) 1) U 862 sent short report after arrival:
     
Subsequent situation:
a) Heavy single ship traffic in Mozambique Straits via KQ 2158, focal point KE 2946 then in direction of Comoren.  Slight day, no night air patrol.  Air bases according to captured book from pilot who was shot down:  Diego Suarez, Seychellen, Pamanzi (Comoren), Tulear (Madagascar), Mauritius (Duram St. Luzia).
b) Aircraft locations (Wanze) and sightings:
  LT 5933, 5666 and 5632 on 146 cm.  Catalina shot down in LT 5969.
c) Sinkings:
  Freighter "Mexican" in FT 8461, 2900.
  Coaling freighter in KQ 2158, 100.
  Empire freighter in KE 2342, 300.
  Freighter type "Bernat" in LT 8946, 300.
 
 
 
- 601 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
     
  ER 9998 tanker, 2800, over 16 knots.
d) Miscellaneous:
  Good radio reception everywhere, transmission of message attempted 3 times from LT and LU without success.  No effects on enemy observed after transmitting efforts.  Hohentwiel remained in order to end of operations.  Range against laden freighter 72 hm.  Crew's state of health remained good throughout operation.
    2) Group Command Baltic:
      In Gulf of Bothnia U 1165 area between Komi and Aulu, U 290 north of Aaland Islands barrage gap and U 479 to the south of it.
       
V. Reports of Success:  None.
       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       
15.September 1944.
 
 
 
I.
U 92
-
AL 02
U 275
-
AL 67
U 546
-
DT 27
U 863
-
EH 78
 
154
-
BB 99
281
-
BE 63
547
-
AE 87
865
-
AE 69
 
155
-
BF 45
285
-
Op(AM 36)
650
-
AL 32
867
-
AN 23
 
170
-
Op(ET 21)
296
-
Op(AM 36)
673
-
BF 64
871
-
AL 31
 
180
-
CF 84
309
-
AM 71
714
-
Op(BF 22)
925
-
AL 27
 
190
-
AL 35
382
-
BF 57
743
-
Op(AM 19)
953
-
AM 74
 
195
-
CF 89
398
-
Op(AM 53)
758
-
Op(BF 88)
963
-
AM 48
 
198
-
LF 55
437
-
AL 35
763
-
AL 02
979
-
AL 22
 
218
-
AE 68
445
-
AL 32
764
-
AE 85
985
-
AM 48
 
219
-
DH 44
480
-
AL 37
772
-
Op(AL 74)
989
-
AL 37
 
228
-
AE 67
482
-
AM 33
802
-
Op(BB 10)
993
-
AF 71
 
244
-
Op(AE 47)
484
-
Op(AM 53)
804
-
AL 31
1004
-
AL 26
 
245
-
Op(AL 23)
516
-
AE 79
853
-
AL 67
1062
-
FL 15
 
247
-
Op(BF 24)
518
-
Op(DC 15)
855
-
AL 22
1199
-
AF 87
 
248
-
Op(AM 53)
530
-
AL 24
857
-
AK 95
1221
-
BC 32
 
256
-
AL 92
534
-
BD 35
858
-
AE 57
1223
-
AL 26
 
260
-
BE 62
539
-
AF 76
859
-
LD 95
1227
-
AF 76
 
262
-
Op(BF 21)
541
-
Op(BB 10)
861
-
LB 75
1228
-
AN 28
                   
1229
-
Op(BA 89)
 
  On Return Passage:  U 92 - 154 - 155 - 190 - 198 - 218 - 228 - 256 - 260 - 275 - 382 - 437 - 445 - 480 - 482 - 516 - 530 - 534 - 539 - 546 - 547 - 650 - 673 - 763 - 764 - 804 - 853 - 855 - 857 - 858 - 859 - 861 - 989 - 993 - 1062.
  Entered Port:  - . -
  Sailed:  - . -
       
II. Air Reconnaissance:  None.
       
- 602 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
III. Reports on the Enemy:
  a)- b) None.
  c) 1) According to intercept report at 1505 surfaced submarine on N. course sighted by aircraft in CB 7887.
    2) 2234 ASV location by aircraft of 15 Group in unspecified position.
    3) Enemy units located in:  AF 5710 - AM 8910 - 7111 - BF 4698.
  d) None.
       
IV. Current Operations:
  a)  None.
  b) 1) U 539 reported entering Bergen.  This is the first boat to reach Norway from the Atlantic, that is, of the boats on transfer from west coast of France.
      Request has been put through for increase in berthing and docking repair space, and same is being put into effect.
    2) U 1221 was detailed to operations area off Halifax, U 281 is occupying Sector III off North Channel according to diary of 11.9.44.  U 1199 in Moray Firth and off Peterhead.  Enemy situation to be radioed.
  c) - d) None.
       
V. Reports of Success:  None.
       
       
                                                                      (signed):  GODT.
                                                              Chief of Operations Division
                                                                              for B.d.U.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
- 603 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
Submarine situation on 1 September 1944
       
   
I. In service on 1st August 1944:
419
  Commissioned type VIIC
4
    IXC
1
    XXI
7
    XXIII
4
16
     
  Also again in commission
U 256 - 382 - 267 - 270
4
     
439
     
  Decommissioned and blown up in West
 
     
U 255, 129, 766
3
     
  Losses: Front
33
    Home
0
     
403
     
 
  Also foreign boats: Front
 
2
    Home
 
4
     
 
II. Losses in August 1944:
 
  Atlantic and Indian Ocean:
 
 
Type
VIIC:  
U 270 - 981 - 608 - 621 - 618 - 385 - 719 - 672 - 212 - 671 - 741 - 667 - 984 - 333
14
   
VIID:  
U 214
1
   
IX:  
U 107 - 543 - 549 - 188
4
   
IXD:  
U 178
1
   
XB:  
U 233
1
   
XIV:  
U 490
1
  Mediterranean  
 
 
Type
VIIC:  
U 230 - 466 - 471 - 967 - 969
5
  Arctic:        
 
Type
VIIC:  
 U 344 - 347 - 354
3
  Black Sea:      
 
Type
II:  
 U 9, 18, 24
3
         
33
         
  Of which were blown up in harbor:
    in west of France:    U 178 - 188  )
    in Toulon:    U 466 - 471  )
7
    in Constanza:    U 9 - 18 - 24)
 
 
       
- 604 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
III. Distribution of boats:
    
 
II
VII
VIIC
VIID
VIIF
IXC
IXD1
IXD2
In operations area
  3
-
102
1
3
31
2
8
Trials
-
-
111
-
-
20
-
5
Training
30
2
  62
-
-
  2
-
-
 
33
2
275
1
3
53
2
13
 
       
    
 
XB
XXI
XXIII
sum
foreign
In operations area
1
-
-
151
2
Trials
1
11
8
156
-
School
-
-
-
96
4
 
2
11
8
403
6
       
    
During August 1944:    
Joined front :   +
20
(+ 7)
Total number decreased :   -
16
(- 14)
Front boats decreased :   -
17
(- 24)
Boats on trials increased    
0
(+ 4)
Boats on training increased :   +
1
(+ 6)
        (U 1193 from front to training).    
       
IV. Front distribution on 1st September 1944:
    
Atlantic
90
Mediterranean  
3
Arctic  
26
Group "Mitte"  
12
Torpedo supply ship  
2
Black Sea  
3
Gulf of Finland  
15
   
151
       
   Most secret, senior officers only 395 of 6.9.1944 to be destroyed.
       
   Appendix to most secret, senior officers only 395 of 6.9.1944 remains in it entirety in force.
 
 
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
- 605 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
Appendix to German Naval Staff Division Two,
C-in-C Submarines Operations, most secret, Senior Officers only. 395 - Engineer
       
   
U 270 Schreiber - Experienced boat, new commander, no report, lost in Bay of Biscay.
   
U 981 Keller - Experienced boat, 12.8. by mine and aircraft off La Pallice.
   
U 608 Reisener - Experienced boat.  No report.  Lost in Bay of Biscay.
   
U 621 Stuckmann - Experienced boat, no report.  Lost in Bay of Biscay.
   
U 618 Faust - Experienced boat, new commander.  No report.  Lost in Bay of Biscay.
   
U 385 Valentiner - 2nd patrol, no report.  Lost in Biscay.
   
U 719 Steffens - 1st patrol.  Last report on 26.6. west of North Channel.  Loss probably due to North Channel patrol.
   
U 672 Lawaetz - Experienced boat.  Last report 14.7.  Channel area.  Cause of loss unknown.
   
U 212 Vogler - Experienced boat.  No report.  Cause of loss unknown.
   
U 671 Hegewald - 2nd patrol, no report, lost in Channel.
   
U 741 Palmgren - Experienced boat, no report.  Lost in Channel area.
   
U 667 Lange - Experienced boat, new commander.  Sent report giving E.T.A. on 25.8.  Cause of loss unknown.
   
U 984 Sieder - Experienced boat, no report.  Lost in Bay of Biscay.
   
U 333 Fiedler - Veteran boat, no report.  Lost in Bay of Biscay.
   
U 214 Stock - Experienced boat, no report.  Lost in Bay of Biscay.
   
U 107 Fritz - Experienced boat, new commander.  No report, lost in Bay of Biscay, cause of loss unknown.
   
U 543 Hellriegel - Experienced boat.  Last report on 30.6. north of Cape Verde.  Cause of loss unknown.
   
U 549 Krankenhagen - Experienced boat.  Last report on 22.5. west of Portugal.  Cause of loss unknown.
 
 
       
- 606 -
 
 
     

 

     
     
 
   
U 188 Lüdden - 20.8. de-commissioned.
   
U 178 Spahr - 20.8. de-commissioned.
   
U 233 Steen - 1st patrol, last report on 17.6. S.W. of Iceland.  Cause of loss unknown.
   
U 490 Gerlach - 1st patrol, last report 11.6. west of the Azores.  Cause of loss unknown.
   
U 230 Eberbach - Experienced boat, new commander.  Blown up in Toulon roads on 21.8.
   
U 466 Thäter - Blown up in Toulon harbor on 19.8.
   
U 471 Klövekorn - Destroyed by aircraft in Toulon harbor on 19.8.
   
U 967 Rorbach - Blown up in Toulon harbor on 19.8.
   
U 969 Dobbert - Destroyed by aircraft in Toulon on 6.8.
   
U 344 Pietsch - Experienced boat, last report on 22.8. from northern waters.  Loss in attack on convoy.
   
U 347 De Buhr - 2nd patrol, no report, cause of loss unknown.
   
U 354 Stahmer - Experienced boat.  Last report on 24.8. from northern waters.  Loss in attack on convoy.
   
U 9 Klapdor - Destroyed by aircraft Konstanza 20.8.
   
U 18 Fleige - scuttled 25.8.
   
U 24 Lenzmann - scuttled 25.8.
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
       
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