U-190 - 5th War Patrol

Translation by Jerry Mason

Departed
Date
Arrived
Date
Days at Sea
Lorient
17 August 1944
Flensburg
4 October 1944
49

 

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Ships Hit
    None
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          K  r  i  e  g  s  t  a  g  e  b  u  c  h  
                                               "  U  190  "  (  5.  W  a  r    P  a   t  r  o  l  )  
           
        For the period  
                                     From 17.08.44  
                                     To        4.10.44  
           
           
                                     Commanded by Ob.Leut.z.See   R  e  i  t  h  .    
           
           
           
           
           
                                 
         
         
      Distribution:  
      2 x O.K.M.  
      1 x B.d.U. Op.  
      1 x Kom.Adm. U.-Boote  
      1 x F.d.U. West  
      1 x F.d.U. Ausb.    
      1 x 27. U.-Flottille    
      1 x 35. U.-Flottille    
           
           
           
           
           
             
           
           
           
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    20.06.44 Lorient Arrived.  
    27.06.44 Lorient Dry docked.  
    31.07.44 Lorient Undocked.  
    02.08.44 Lorient Dry docked.  
    08.08.44 Lorient Undocked.  
    12.08.44 Lorient Sea trial and trim test.  
    14.08.44 Lorient Final trim test, damaged forward diving plane.  
    15.08.44 Lorient Dry docked.  
    17.08.44 Lorient Undocked.  Final trim test.  
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
 
 
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    17.08.44      
    21.45 Lorient Cast off from the Skorff Bunker.  
    22.10   Taken in convoy.  
    23.20 Point L 2 Released from convoy.  
    23.50 BF 6176 Dived.  Heavy smoke in the diesel.  Reason:  new gaskets.  
    23.55   Snorkeled.  
           
    18.08.44      
    00.27 BF 6176 Approaching aircraft with searchlight bearing 45°T.  Apparently snorkel detected by radar.  Crash dive.  
    02.03 BF 6175 Propeller sounds bearing 45°T, growing louder; shifting slowly astern.  3 destroyers, several fast boats.  
    05.30 BF 6175 Snorkeling.  
    06.00   Snorkeling ended.  
    11.30   Unconsciousness symptoms.  (CO poisoning, 3/4 of the crew affected)  
    11.50 BF 6177 Surfaced.  
    11.55   Detection volume 3-4.  Started Aphrodite, changed course to port, moved off behind Aphrodite, no further detection.  
    12.15   Dived.  
    13.50 BF 5533 Distant depth charges.  
    22.05 BF 5535 Surfaced.  
    23.25   Dived.  
           
    19.08.44      
    00.00 BF 5529    
    06.10 BF 5552 Surfaced.  
    06.13   Detection volume 4-5. Crash dive.  
    06.36 BF 5551 Snorkeling.  
    07.17   Snorkeling ended.  
    07.30 BF 5556 On opposite course 55°.  Reason: leak in the snorkel installation, boat takes on much water.  
    18.35 BF 5529 4 well-placed depth charges.  
    22.03 BF 5529 Surfaced.  
    22.05   Detection volume 4-5.  Crash dive.  
    23.20 BF 5529 Snorkeling.  
    23.50   Snorkeling ended.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 17.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 18.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 19.08.44
 
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    20.08.44      
    02.10 BF 5534 Snorkeling.  
    04.40   Snorkeling ended.  
    05.10   Snorkeling.  
    06.45   Snorkeling ended.  
    18.20   Aircraft (4-engined) bearing 35°T.  Passed ahead from left to right.  
    18.25 BF 6175 Put the boat on the bottom.  
    21.58   Surfaced.  
    22.21   Sent Short Signal.  
    22.35   Dived.  
           
    21.08.44      
    to 04.51   Back and forth in position at Point "Leben".  
    04.51   Surfaced.  Back and forth in position.  
    05.42 Point "Leben" Dived.  
    06.48   Heard escort.  
    06.50   Surfaced and was taken under escort.  
    08.30 Lorient Arrived Skorff Bunker.  
           
    22.08.44      
    20.45 Lorient Departed Skorff Bunker.  
    21.45   Taken in convoy.  
    22.13   Course 230°.  
    22.40 Point L II Released from convoy.  
    22.48   Detection at times Volume 4-5 bearing 265°T, 180°T, 300°T, 235°T, 330°T  
    22.58   Dived.  
           
    23.08.44      
    00.00 BF 6176    
    01.05   Propeller sounds (5 destroyers).  
    02.00   Sound pursuit with Asdic and explosive location greater volume up to 13.00 hours.  Vessels lie in various bearings to the boat.  (no depth charges).  
    02.15   Put the boat on the bottom depth A +12 meters.  
    04.00 BF 6175    
    08.00 BF 6175    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 20.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 21.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 22.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 23.08.44
 
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    continued      
    23.08.44      
    12.00 BF 6175    
      Lat.    = 47° 33'N Day's run Surfaced     12 nm  
      Long. = 03° 42'W Day's run Submerged   6 nm  
                                           18 nm.  
    13.15   No further sound bearings.  
    14.45   Raised from the bottom.  (all around sweep clear).  
    16.00 BF 6175    
    20.00 BF 6177    
    22.35   Snorkeling.  
    23.45   Snorkeling ended.  
           
    24.08.44      
    00.00 BF 5533    
    04.00 BF 5532    
    05.16   Snorkeling.  
    05.57   Snorkeling ended.  
    06.18   Snorkeling.  
    06.59   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 BF 5534    
    12.00 BF 5529    
      Lat.    = 47° 06'N Day's run Surfaced      ./. nm  
      Long. = 04° 33'W Day's run Submerged  41 nm  
                                           41 nm / 59 nm.  
    16.00 BF 5529    
    17.25   Distant aircraft bombs.  
    17.47   Distant aircraft bombs.  
    18.03   Distant aircraft bombs.  
    18.10   Aircraft bombs at low range.  
    18.15   Distant aircraft bombs.  
    20.00 BF 5552    
           
    25.08.44      
    00.00 BF 5551    
    00.29   Snorkeled.  
    00.39   Snorkeling ended.  
    00.47   Snorkeling.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 23.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 24.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 25.08.44
 
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    continued      
    25.08.44      
    01.13   Snorkeling ended.  Sound bearing 0-50°T, shifting to 340°T and 300°T, recognize as 4 destroyers in search formation, that work with Asdic and explosive sounding.  
    04.00 BF 5549    
    07.30   Came to periscope depth, nothing sighted.  Destroyers pass out of sound range abeam to port.  
    08.00 BF 5548    
    11.44   One well-placed aircraft bomb.  
    11.50   Series of well-placed aircraft bombs. (7 units).  
        New course 270°.  
    12.00 BF 5572    
      Lat.    = 46° 49'N Day's run Surfaced      ./. nm  
      Long. = 05° 28'W Day's run Submerged  48 nm  
                                           48 nm / 107 nm.  
    13.08   3 well-placed aircraft bombs.  
    13.25   9 well-placed aircraft bombs.  
    13.30   15 well-placed aircraft bombs.  
    13.35   4 well-placed aircraft bombs.  
    13.45   11 well-placed aircraft bombs.  
        Suppose that high pressure group 6 is leaking.  Isolated.  
    14.15   3 aircraft bombs at medium range.  
    14.59   6 aircraft bombs at medium range.  
    16.00 BF 5493    
    20.00 BF 5491    
    21.52   Snorkeled.  
    22.24   Snorkeling ended.  
    22.53   Snorkeling.  
    23.23   Snorkeling ended.  
           
    26.08.44      
    00.00 BF 5483    
    00.35   Snorkeling.  
    00.57   Snorkeling ended.  
    02.13   Snorkeling.  
    03.00   Snorkeling ended.  
    03.27   Snorkeling.  
    03.57   Snorkeling ended.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 25.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 26.08.44
 
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    26.08.44      
    04.00 BF 5481    
    04.36   Snorkeling.  
    05.09   Snorkeling ended.  
    05.27   Snorkeling.  
    05.55   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 BF 5473    
    11.00   Large number of detonations astern.  
    12.00 BF 5471    
      Lat.    = 46° 47'N Day's run Surfaced      ./. nm  
      Long. = 06° 48'W Day's run Submerged  61 nm  
                                           61 nm / 168 nm.  
    16.00 BF 4693    
    20.00 BF 4692    
    22.21   Incoming Radio Message 9 of 26.8.44 2024:  
        List of passing reports given:  
        1.)  "Horn", U 763, "Lamby" within square Green UG southern half.  
        2.)  "Nolau", "Premauer", "Niemeyer",  
        "Reith", "Treuberg" within square Green VG.  Boats do not need to head for ordered objective to the west  
      [Steinfeldt, Riesen] 3.)  "Burghagen",  "Steinfeld", "Racsen" within square Blue RW.  
    22.55 W 0-1, Sea 0, Vis. 3 nm, 1018 mb Surfaced.  
    23.55   Dived.  
           
    27.08.44      
    00.00 BF 4692    
    04.00 BF 4681    
    05.30   Snorkeled.  
    05.55   Snorkeling ended.  
    06.40   Snorkeling.  
    07.16   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 BF 4673    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 26.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 27.08.44
 
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    27.08.44      
    10.30   Several detonations astern to starboard. (long range).  
    12.00 BF 4672    
      Lat.    = 46° 46'N Day's run Surfaced      12 nm  
      Long. = 08° 10'W Day's run Submerged  44 nm  
                                           56 nm / 224 nm.  
    12.20   Sound bearing 310°T.  Proves to be 3 destroyers.  Search formation takes position bearing 240°T and 160°T from the boat.  One destroyer runs changing between bearing 300°T and 70°T and throws 4 depth charges.  Group works with Asdic, comes slowly out of sound range, ran off with them astern.   
    15.25   Several sharp impacts similar to artillery on the pressure hull.  Apparently new explosive sounding or small depth charges.  
    15.30   Went to periscope depth, nothing seen.  
    16.00 BF 4671    
    20.00 BF 4671    
    23.13   Surfaced.  
           
    28.08.44      
    00.00 BF 4595    
      W 0-1, Sea 0-1, 1019 mb    
    00.20 BF 4595 Dived.  
    03.25   10 distant depth charges astern to starboard.  
    04.00 BF 4594    
    05.05   Surfaced.  
    06.15 BF 4585 Dived.  
    06.57   Snorkeled.  
    07.37   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 BF 4584    
    12.00 BF 4576    
      Lat.    = 46° 46'N Day's run Surfaced      26 nm  
      Long. = 09° 24'W Day's run Submerged  34 nm  
                                           60 nm / 284 nm.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 27.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 28.08.44
 
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    continued      
    28.08.44      
    16.00 BF 4575    
    20.00 BF 4574    
    20.18   Propeller sounds volume 2 bearing 40°T.  
        Probably sound buoy.  
    20.24   Went to periscope depth, nothing seen.  
    20.43   Aircraft bombs astern to starboard medium range.  
    22.04 BF 4554 Surfaced.  
    22.06 Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix = 40°T, 28 nm.  
    23.05 BF 4546 Dived.  
           
    29.08.44      
    00.00 BF 4545    
      W 2-3, Sea 2, Vis. changing, 1014 mb    
    03.15   Surfaced.  
    04.22 BF 4466 Dived.  
    06.30   Snorkeled.  
    07.15   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 BF 4464    
    12.00 BF 4464    
      Lat.    = 46° 57'N Day's run Surfaced      20 nm  
      Long. = 10° 26'W Day's run Submerged  31 nm  
                                           51 nm / 335 nm.  
    14.03   Sound bearing volume 1 bearing 0°T.  Coming closer, stops, 2 bearings, shifting slowly away.  
    16.00 BF 4456    
    20.00 BF 4456    
    20.04   Sound bearing 320°T.  Went to periscope depth, nothing seen.  
    20.25   Out of sound range bearing 298°T.  
    20.45   Old sound bearing alternates coming closer and shifting away.  
    22.52   Surfaced.  
    23.56 BF 4446 Dived.  
           
    30.08.44      
    00.00 BF 4446    
      W 2-3, Sea 3, Vis. 1-2 nm, 1009 mb    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 28.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 29.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 30.08.44
 
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    continued      
    30.08.44      
    04.00 BF 4442    
    04.40   Surfaced.  
    05.55 BF 4441 Dived.  
    06.45   Snorkeled.  
    07.33   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 BE 6663    
    12.00 BE 6662    
      Lat.    = 47° 05'N Day's run Surfaced      20 nm  
      Long. = 11° 40'W Day's run Submerged  24 nm  
                                           44 nm / 379 nm.  
    16.00 BE 6662    
    20.00 BE 6661    
    23.31   Surfaced.  
    23.03 BE 6629 Dived.  
           
    31.08.44      
    00.00 BE 6629    
      WNW 3-4, Sea 3, Vis. 3 nm, changing, rain, 1012 mb    
    00.30   Surfaced.  
    01.47 BE 6628 Dived.  
    04.00 BE 6628    
    06.00   Surfaced.  
    06.40 BE 6627 Dived.  Crash dive; detection volume 3.  
    08.00 BE 6619    
    12.00 BE 6618    
      Lat.    = 47° 11'N Day's run Surfaced      28 nm  
      Long. = 12° 43'W Day's run Submerged  18 nm  
                                           46 nm / 425 nm.  
    16.00 BE 6615    
    17.45   Depth charges in long to short range up to 18.20 hours (apparently from aircraft).  
    20.00 BE 6614    
    23.08 BE 6536 Surfaced.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 30.08.44
Sun and Moon Data 31.08.44
 
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    01.09.44      
    00.00 BE 6535    
      SWbyW 2, Sea 1-2, Vis. 3-4 nm, Swell, 1022 mb    
    00.30   Reattachment of gratings.  Diesel hatch valve repaired.  
    00.47 BE 6535 Dived.  
    04.00 BE 6534    
    05.00   Surfaced.  
    06.34 BE 6522 Dived.  
    12.00 BE 6561    
      Lat.    = 47° 20'N Day's run Surfaced      27 nm  
      Long. = 14° 52'W Day's run Submerged  25 nm  
                                           52 nm / 477 nm.  
    16.00 BE 6521    
    20.00 BE 6513    
    23.16   Surfaced.  
           
    02.09.44      
    00.00 BE 6512    
      NW 2-3, Sea 2, Vis. 3-4 nm, Swell, 1020 mb    
    01.00 BE 6277 Dived.  
    04.00 BE 6159    
    05.10   Surfaced.  
    06.40 BE 6195 Dived.  
    08.00 BE 6194    
    12.00 BE 6191    
      Lat.    = 47° 37'N Day's run Surfaced      29 nm  
      Long. = 14° 56'W Day's run Submerged  22 nm  
                                           51 nm / 528 nm.  
    16.00 BE 6183    
    20.00 BE 6159    
    22.41 BE 6159 Surfaced.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 01.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 02.09.44
 
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    03.09.44      
    00.00 BE 6155    
      SW 2-3, Sea 2, Vis. 3 nm, Swell 2, 1016 mb    
    00.25 BE 6155 Dived.  
    04.00 BE 6151    
    04.57   Surfaced.  
    06.26 BE 6119 Dived.  
    08.00 BE 6112    
    11.07   Large quantity of depth charges - detonations far off.  
    12.00 BE 6112    
      Lat.    = 48° 17'N Day's run Surfaced      25 nm  
      Long. = 15° 48'W Day's run Submerged  27 nm  
                                           52 nm / 580 nm.  
    16.00 BE 3777    
    20.00 BE 3774    
    23.41   Surfaced.  
           
    04.09.44      
    00.00 BE 2993    
      W 2, Sea 1-2, Vis. 3 nm, Swell 1, 1022 mb    
    00.10   E-compressor out of service.  Heavy damage, recovery questionable.  
    00.59 BE 2968 Dived.  
    04.00 BE 2965    
    05.03   Surfaced.  
    05.38   Short Signal weather report sent as passing report on 54 meters.  Acknowledged correctly by Norddeich. (Volume 5).  
    05.57 BE 2961 Dived.  
    08.00 BE 2961    
    10.25   Distant aircraft bombs.  
    12.00 BE 2929    
      Lat.    = 48° 58'N Day's run Surfaced      25 nm  
      Long. = 16° 38'W Day's run Submerged  27 nm  
                                           52 nm / 632 nm.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 03.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 04.09.44
 
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    continued      
    04.09.44      
    16.00 BE 2925    
    20.00 BE 2925    
    22.55   Surfaced.  
           
    05.09.44      
    00.00 BE 2921    
      NW 2, Sea 1-2, Vis. 3 nm, Swell 1, 1012 mb    
    00.30 BE 2687 Dived.  
    04.00 BE 2676    
    04.56   Surfaced.  
    06.45 BE 2647 Dived.  
      Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix = 138°T, 8.5 nm.
    08.00 BE 2672    
    12.00 BE 2647    
      Lat.    = 49° 32'N Day's run Surfaced      24 nm  
      Long. = 17° 22'W Day's run Submerged  22 nm  
                                           46 nm / 678 nm.  
    16.00 BE 2676    
    20.00 BE 2644    
    20.13   Depth charge detonations at long range until 20.25 hours.  
    22.56 BE 2566 Surfaced.  
           
    06.09.44      
    00.00 BE 2562    
      NW 1, Sea 0-1, Vis. 4 nm, 1018 nm    
    00.38 BE 2538 Dived.  
    04.00 BE 2537    
    04.55   Surfaced.  
    06.59 BE 2289    
    08.00 BE 2289    
    10.30   Depth charge and aircraft bomb detonations at medium to long range.  Every half hour up to 22.00 hours.  
    12.00 BE 2285    
      Lat.    = 50° 12'N Day's run Surfaced      22 nm  
      Long. = 18° 14'W Day's run Submerged  34 nm  
                                           56 nm / 734 nm.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 04.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 05.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 06.09.44
 
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    continued      
    06.09.44      
    16.00 BE 2285    
    20.00 BE 2281    
    22.56 BE 2281 Surfaced, new course 340°.  
    23.54   Incoming Radio Message 110:  English units in AL 98.  
           
    07.09.44      
    00.00 BE 2246    
      NW 1-2, Sea 1-2, Vis. 4 nm, 1017 mb    
    00.30 BE 2243 Dived.  
    01.20   7 aircraft bombs abeam to starboard distant.  
    01.30   Depth charges in starboard astern sector.  
    01.33   Depth charges at low range astern to starboard.  Aircraft bombs astern to starboard to directly ahead to port ahead up to 22.30 hours.  
    04.00 BE 2219    
    05.00 BE 2218 Surfaced.  
    06.30 BE 2215 Dived.  
    08.00 BE 2212    
    12.00 BE 2212    
      Lat.    = 51° 00'N Day's run Surfaced      28 nm  
      Long. = 18° 48'W Day's run Submerged  25 nm  
                                           53 nm / 787 nm.  
    16.00 AL 9877    
    20.00 AL 9874    
    22.57   Surfaced.  
           
    08.09.44      
    00.00 AL 9871    
      NE 1, Sea 0, Vis. 4 nm, faint marine phosphorescence, 1017 mb    
    00.11   Radio Message of 07.09.44 0914/7/128:  
        Several enemy units located within a 70 nm circle from naval square AL 9870 tonight.  Presumably intensified U-boat hunt, avoid area as much as possible.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 06.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 07.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 08.09.44
 
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    continued      
    08.09.44      
    00.05   Radio Message of 07.09.44 0923/7/130:  
        . . . . . . . . 2.)  On 8 September 08.00 switch Ireland Circuit: : "Niemeyer", "Zorn", "Treuberg", "Pfeffer",  "Reith".  
    00.31 AL 9769 Dived.  
    04.00 AL 9766    
    05.00   Surfaced.  
    06.40 AL 9738 Dived.  
    08.00 AL 9735    
    12.00 AL 9732    
      Lat.    = 51° 50'N Day's run Surfaced      33 nm  
      Long. = 19° 18'W Day's run Submerged   22 nm  
                                           55 nm / 843 nm.  
    16.00 AL 9731    
    20.00 AL 9497    
    22.58   Surfaced.  
    23.00 AL 9494 New course 0°.  
           
    09.09.44      
    00.00 AL 9491    
      N 0-1, Sea 0, Vis. 4 nm, changing, marine phosphorescence, 1021 mb    
    00.32   Dived.  (detection 2).  
    04.00 AL 9461    
    04.58   Surfaced.  
    06.37 AL 9431 Dived.  
    08.00 AL 9431    
    12.00 AL 9197    
      Lat.    = 52° 50'N Day's run Surfaced      38 nm  
      Long. = 19° 26'W Day's run Submerged   28 nm  
                                           66 nm / 908 nm.  
    16.00 AL 9194    
    20.00 AL 9194    
    22.55   Surfaced.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 08.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 09.09.44
 
- 15 -
 
           
           
           
           
    10.09.44      
    00.00 AL 9164    
      SE 0-1, Sea 0-1, Vis. 4 nm, 1023 mb    
    00.38 AL 9161 Dived.  
    02.24   Surfaced.  
    03.33 AL 9131 Dived.  
    04.00 AL 9131    
    04.54   Surfaced.  
    04.59 AL 9131 Dived (detection 3).  
    05.47   Surfaced.  
    07.00 AL 6791 Dived.  
    08.00 AL 6791    
    11.30   For 2 hours depth charges at long range abeam to starboard.  
    12.00 AL 6767    
      Lat.    = 54° 04'N Day's run Surfaced      44 nm  
      Long. = 19° 26'W Day's run Submerged   28 nm  
                                           72 nm / 980 nm.  
    13.20   Sound bearing 355°T.  Went to periscope depth, nothing seen.  
    14.20   Shifted to 320°T, disappeared.  
    16.00 AL 6764    
    20.00 AL 6764    
    21.00   Depth charges long range until 22.00 hours astern.  
    22.43 AL 6761 Surfaced.  
    23.20   Incoming Radio Message 2023/10/189:  
        . . . . . . . . "Reith", "Nollau", "Kandzier" are reminded of passing reports.  
           
    11.09.44      
    00.00 AL 6734    
      SE 2, Sea 2-3, Vis. 2 nm, faint marine phosphorescence, 1018 mb    
    00.35 AL 6497 Dived.  
    01.20   Depth charges astern to starboard long range.  
    02.05   Surfaced.  
    02.37   Outgoing Short Signal weather report as passing report.  Acknowledged by Norddeich at 02.42 hours.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 10.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 11.09.44
 
- 16 -
 
           
           
           
    continued      
    11.09.44      
    03.22 AL 6469 Dived.  
    04.00 AL 6469    
    04.59 AL 6464 Surfaced.  
    05.09   Incoming Radio Message 0321/11/195:  
        Following Short Signal weather reports were received:  
        1.)  02.37 hours on 36 meters with volume 4-5 from     "Reith".  . . . . . . . . .  
    06.58 AL 6434 Dived.  
    08.00 AL 6434    
    12.00 AL 6431    
      Lat.    = 55° 25'N Day's run Surfaced      56 nm  
      Long. = 19° 25'W Day's run Submerged   26 nm  
                                           82 nm / 1062 nm.  
    16.00 AL 6431    
    17.00   Depth charges astern at medium range, up to 17.45 hours.  
    20.00 AL 6197    
    22.45   Surfaced.  
           
    12.09.44      
    00.00 AL 6169    
      SE 2, Sea 3, Vis. 1-2 nm, rain, faint marine phosphorescence, Swell 2-3, 1011 mb    
    00.40   Dived.  
    01.56   Surfaced.  
    03.48 AL 6134 Dived.  
    04.00 AL 6134    
    04.57   Surfaced.  
    07.05 AL 0293 Dived.  
    08.00 AL 0293    
    12.00 AL 0269    
      Lat.    = 56° 45'N Day's run Surfaced      59 nm  
      Long. = 19° 25'W Day's run Submerged   21 nm  
                                           80 nm / 1142 nm.  
    16.00 AL 0266    
    20.00 AL 0266    
    22.59   Surfaced.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 11.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 12.09.44
 
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    13.09.44      
    00.00 AL 0236    
      NNW 2, Sea 2, Vis. 3 nm, faint marine phosphorescence, 1012 mb    
    00.54 AL 2899 Dived.  
    01.58   Surfaced.  
    04.00 AL 2869 Dived.  
    04.58   Surfaced.  
    07.17 AL 3542    
      Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix = 13°T, 40.8 nm.
    07.20 AL 3542 Dived.  
    08.00 AL 3542    
    12.00 AL 3518    
      Lat.    = 58° 40'N Day's run Surfaced        62 nm  
      Long. = 19° 04'W Day's run Submerged     21 nm  
                                           123 nm / 1265 nm.  
    16.00 AL 3518    
    20.00 AL 3515    
    22.53   Surfaced.  
           
    14.09.44      
    00.00 AL 3376    
      NW 0, Sea 0, Vis. 1-3 nm, 1011 mb    
    01.00 AL 3349 Dived.  
    01.56   Surfaced.  
    04.00 AL 3328 Dived.  
    04.59   Surfaced.  
    07.02 AL 3197    
    08.00 AL 3197    
    12.00 AL 3194    
      Lat.    = 60° 07'N Day's run Surfaced       60.4 nm  
      Long. = 17° 56'W Day's run Submerged   24.6 nm  
                                             83 nm / 1350 nm.  
    16.00 AL 3195    
    20.00 AL 3192    
    22.52 AL 3169 Surfaced.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 13.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 14.09.44
 
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    15.09.44      
    00.00 AL 3244    
      SSE 1, Sea 0-1, Vis. 3-4 nm, 1013 mb    
    00.55 AL 3217 Dived.  
    01.59   Surfaced.  
    03.55 AE 8779 Dived.  
    04.00 AE 8779    
    05.03   Surfaced.  
    07.06 AE 8784    
      Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix = 316°T, 3.5 nm.
    07.07 AE 8784 Dived.  
    08.00 AE 8784    
    12.00 AE 8755    
      Lat.    = 61° 22'N Day's run Surfaced       60 nm  
      Long. = 16° 30'W Day's run Submerged   23 nm  
                                            83 nm / 1433 nm.  
    16.00 AE 8752    
    20.00 AE 8753    
           
    16.09.44      
    00.00 AE 8753    
      SE 2, Sea 0-1, Vis. 3 nm, 1012 mb    
    00.15 AE 8729 Surfaced.  
    01.20   Dived. (detection 2-3).  
    02.48 AE 8735 Surfaced.  
    03.18 AE 8736 Dived. (detection 2).  
    04.00 AE 8733 Due to failure of the E-compressor have been proceeding on the surface.  Damage is repaired.  
    04.35   Snorkeling.  
    05.18   Snorkeling ended.  
    05.34   Snorkeling.  
    06.15   Snorkeling ended.  
    06.31   Snorkeling.  
    06.59   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 AE 8577    
           
Sun and Moon Data 15.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 16.09.44
 
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    continued      
    16.09.44      
    12.00 AE 8575    
      Lat.    = 61° xx'N Day's run Surfaced       16.6 nm  
      Long. = 14° xx'W Day's run Submerged   37.4 nm  
                                             54 nm / 1487 nm.  
    16.00 AE 8373    
    20.00 AE 8374    
           
    17.09.44      
    00.00 AE 8391    
    00.41   Snorkeling.  
    01.20   Snorkeling ended.  
    01.35   Snorkeling.  
    02.10   Snorkeling ended.  
    02.25   Snorkeling.  
    03.10   Snorkeling ended.  
    03.25   Snorkeling.  
    04.00 AE 8559 Snorkeling ended.  
    04.18   Snorkeling.  
    05.00   Snorkeling ended.  
    05.22   Snorkeling.  
    05.32   Snorkeling ended.  
    05.32 AE 8567 White light bearing 253°T.  
    05.41   Snorkeling.  
    05.50   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 AE 8564    
    12.00 AE 8565    
      Lat.    = 62° 17'N Day's run Surfaced        ./. nm  
      Long. = 13° 26'W Day's run Submerged   49 nm  
                                            49 nm / 1536 nm.  
    16.00 AE 8562    
    20.00 AE 8563    
    21.39   Incoming Radio Message 1444/17/141:  
        Currently in Green NP southeastern part there are a large number of returning boats. From experience, when there is an increased accumulation of boats there is increased defense, therefore utmost care.  
    23.55 AE 8617 Snorkeled.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 16.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 17.09.44
 
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    18.09.44      
    00.00 AE 8617    
    00.55   Snorkeling ended.  
    01.35   Snorkeling.  
    02.00   Snorkeling ended.  
    03.10   Snorkeling.  
    03.42   Snorkeling ended.  
    04.00 AE 8616    
    04.10   Snorkeling.  
    05.03   Snorkeling ended.  
    06.15   Snorkeling.  
    06.55   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 AE 8388    
    12.00 AE 8388    
      Lat.    = 62° 45'N Day's run Surfaced        ./. nm  
      Long. = 11° 50'W Day's run Submerged   52 nm  
                                            52 nm / 1588 nm.  
    16.00 AE 8389    
    20.00 AE 8394    
           
    19.09.44      
    00.00 AE 8392    
    00.22   Snorkeling  
    01.22   Snorkeling ended  
    01.40   Snorkeling  
    02.10   Snorkeling ended  
    02.22   Snorkeling  
    02.43   Snorkeling ended  
    03.31   Snorkeling  
    04.00 AE 9147 E-compressor out of service.  
    04.21   Snorkeling ended  
    04.34   Snorkeling  
    05.35   Snorkeling ended  
    06.06   Snorkeling  
    07.00   Snorkeling ended  
    08.00 AE 9143    
           
Sun and Moon Data 18.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 19.09.44
 
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    continued      
    19.09.44      
    12.00 AE 9151    
      Lat.    = 63° 15'N Day's run Surfaced        ./. nm  
      Long. = 10° 00'W Day's run Submerged   57 nm  
                                            57 nm / 1645 nm.  
    16.00 AE 9151    
    20.00 AE 9128    
    22.30   Snorkeling.  
    22.57   Snorkeling ended.  
           
    20.09.44      
    00.00 AE 9126    
    00.13   Snorkeling.  
    01.17   Snorkeling ended.  
    01.45   Snorkeling.  
    02.33   Snorkeling ended.  
    03.00   Snorkeling.  
    04.00 AE 9132 Snorkeling ended.  
    04.30   Snorkeling.  
    05.05   Snorkeling ended.  
    05.22   Snorkeling.  
    06.01   Snorkeling ended.  
    06.18   Snorkeling.  
    08.58   Snorkeling ended.  1 aircraft passes by from astern to ahead to port 4000 meters.  
    08.00 AE 9247    
    12.00 AE 9275    
      Lat.    = 63° 44'N Day's run Surfaced        ./. nm  
      Long. = 08° 12'W Day's run Submerged   56 nm  
                                            56 nm / 1701 nm.  
    16.00 AE 6875    
    20.00 AE 6873    
    21.28 AE 6881 Sound bearing in 68°T.  Went to periscope depth, destroyer bearing 28°T zig zagging heavily, high speed.  
        Target angle 110° boat turned to shoot.  Enemy zig zags 170°.  Range is too great to reach shooting position and speed is too high. (estimate 4000 meters 20-22 knots).  
    21.35   Sound bearing out of sound range.  
    22.29   Snorkeling.  
    22.59   Snorkeling ended.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 19.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 20.09.44
 
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    21.09.44      
    00.00 AE 86xx Snorkeling.  
    01.16   Snorkeling ended.  
    01.43   Snorkeling.  
    02.43   Snorkeling ended.  
    03.15   Snorkeling.  
    04.00 AE 6861    
    04.05   Snorkeling ended.  
    04.28   Snorkeling.  
    05.05   Snorkeling ended.  
    05.26   Snorkeling.  
    06.00   Snorkeling ended.  
    06.15   Snorkeling.  
    06.47   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 AE 6839    
    10.15   4 depth charges long range.  
    12.00 AE 6831    
      Lat.    = 64° 47'N Day's run Surfaced        ./. nm  
      Long. = 06° 18'W Day's run Submerged   58 nm  
                                            58 nm / 1759 nm.  
    16.00 AE 6914    
    20.00 AE 6919    
    22.26   Snorkeling.  
    22.58   Snorkeling ended.  
           
    22.09.44      
    00.00 AE 6913    
    00.12   Snorkeling.  
    00.43   Snorkeling ended.  (Crash dive for aircraft - searchlight.  Passed by from bearing 10°T to 190°T)  
    01.12   Snorkeling.  
    01.59   Snorkeling ended.  
    02.47   Snorkeling.  
    03.47   Snorkeling ended.  
    04.00 AE 6685    
    04.04   Snorkeling.  
    05.02   Snorkeling ended.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 21.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 22.09.44
 
- 23 -
 
           
           
           
    continued      
    22.09.44      
    05.xx      
    06.xx      
    0x.xx      
    0x.xx      
    08.00 AE xxxx    
    12.00 AE xxxx    
      Lat.    = 6x° xx'N Day's run Surfaced        ./. nm  
      Long. = 0x° xx'W Day's run Submerged   58 nm  
                                            58 nm / 1817 nm.  
    16.00 AE xxxx    
    20.00 AE xxxx    
    22.22   Snorkeling.  
    23.10   Incoming Radio Message 1903/20/119:  
        On 22 September 08.00 switch to Coastal Circuit:  
        "Ohlsen", "Meyer", "Lamby", "Lange", "Förster", "Reith", "Brauel", "Rasch".  
    23.22   Snorkeling ended.  
    23.42   Snorkeling.  
           
    23.09.44      
    00.00 AF 4445    
    00.18   Snorkeling ended.  E-compressor out of service.  
    02.43   Surfaced.  
    04.00 AF 4428    
    04.30 AF 4426 Dived  
      SE 2-3, Sea 2, Vis. 2 nm, rain showers, 996 mb    
    05.33   Snorkeling.  
    06.35   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 AF 4438    
    12.00 AF 4449    
      Lat.    = 65° 09'N Day's run Surfaced       22 nm  
      Long. = 02° 02'W Day's run Submerged   40 nm  
                                            62 nm / 1879 nm.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 22.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 23.09.44
 
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    continued      
    23.09.44      
    13.45   Depth charges astern to starboard at long range.  
    16.00 AF 4439    
    20.00 AF 4541    
    21.15   Incoming Radio Message 1706/23/82:  
        Return harbor for all IX C boats is Kristiansand South.  Convoy intake point "Egerö" beacon in 46°T 5 nm.  Report meeting at intake point 36 hours ahead of time.  
    21.24   Incoming Radio Message 1342/23/80  
        All boats putting in to Kristiansand South, between latitude 60°N and 58° 50'N do not proceed further east than longitude 4°E , because there is a U-boat hunt by own U-boats.  
        Repeated on Ireland and Diana Circuits from 11. U.-Flottille.  
    21.32   Incoming Radio Message 1321/23/79 from 11. U.-Flottille:  
        Return harbor "Bergen" for U-296 (Rasch), U-445 (Treuberg), U-480 (Förster), U-92 (Breuel).  Return harbor "Kristiansand  South" with escort intake point "Egerö" in 46°T 5 nm for U-516 (Tillessen), U-855 (Ohlsen),       U-804 (Meyer), U 556 (Lange), U-190 (Reith), U-858 (Bode).  Report arrival at convoy intake point 36 hours ahead of time.  
        Repeated on Ireland and Diana Circuits.  
    21.44   Incoming Radio Message 1317/23/78:  
        U-589 (Rodler from 11. U.-Flottille):  Escort positioned 25 September 06.00 at intake point.  Boats proceeding to      "Kristiansand South" attempt to join.  Caution, at intake point expect enemy U-boats.  
    22.40 AF 4545 Surfaced.  
           
    24.09.44      
    00.00 AF 4581    
      SE 1, Sea 0-1, Vis. 4 nm, Swell 1, 1002 mn    
    00.06   Dived.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 23.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 24.09.44
 
- 25 -
 
           
           
           
    continued      
    24.09.44      
    02.45   Surfaced.  
    04.00 AF 4987    
    04.15   Dived.  
    04.50   Sound bearing in 18°T, volume 2.  (fast running diesel).  Went to periscope depth, nothing seen.  
    05.00   Vessel stopped, gives two depth sounding impulses.  
    05.35   Out of sound range bearing 25°T.  
    07.17   Incoming Radio Message 2147/23/88:  
        To all boats arriving in "Kristiansand South" from 11. U.-Flottille:  As a result of changed situation convoy intake point for "Kristiansand South" 58° 1.3'N, 5° 40.5'E.  Report 48 hours before arrival.  
        Repeated on Ireland Circuit.  
    08.00 AF 4832    
    12.00 AF 4836    
      Lat.    = 64° 23'N Day's run Surfaced       37 nm  
      Long. = 00° 18'E Day's run Submerged   40 nm  
                                            77 nm / 1956 nm.  
    12.40   Depth charges astern medium to long range up to 14.15 hours.  
    16.00 AF 4836    
    16.30   Depth charges long range.  
    20.00 AF 4917    
    21.30   Surfaced.  
    23.13   Dived.  
           
    25.09.44      
    00.00 AF 4973    
      SE 2-3, Sea 2, Vis. changing, 1002 mb    
    02.16 AF 4994 Surfaced.  
    04.00 AF 4989 Dived.  
    05.43   Surfaced.  
    06.36 AF 7351    
      Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix = 244°T, 24 nm.  
    06.37   Dived.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 24.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 25.09.44
 
- 26 -
 
           
           
           
    continued      
    25.09.44      
    08.00 AF 7352    
    12.00 AF 7355  Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix = 11.0 nm.
      Lat.    = 63° 11'N Day's run Surfaced       53.5 nm  
      Long. = 01° 42'E Day's run Submerged   20.5 nm  
                                            85.0 nm / 2041 nm. [typo 74 nm]  
    16.00 AF 7356    
    20.00 AF 7357    
    21.52   Surfaced.  
           
    26.09.44      
    00.00 AF 8177    
      SE 1-2, Sea 1-2, Vis. changing, 986 mb    
    00.15   Dived.  
    02.19   Surfaced.  
    03.40   Dived.  (detection 1-3).  
    04.00 AF 6427    
    04.58   Snorkeling.  
    06.00   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 AF 8454    
    10.25   Depth charges long range astern to starboard.  
    12.00 AF 84    
      Lat.    = 62° 09'N Day's run Surfaced       46 nm  
      Long. = 03° 36'E Day's run Submerged   39 nm  
                                            85 nm / 2126 nm.  
    16.00 AF 8461    
    20.00 AF 8427    
    22.20   Snorkeling.  
    23.35   Snorkeling ended.  
           
    27.09.44      
    00.00 AF 8721    
    00.03   Snorkeling.  
    01.21   Snorkeling ended.  
    01.51   Snorkeling.  
    02.16   Snorkeling ended.  
    02.35   Snorkeling.  
    03.49   Snorkeling ended.  
    04.00 AF 8754    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 25.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 26.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 27.09.44
 
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    continued      
    27.09.44      
    04.00   Snorkeling.  
    05.06   Snorkeling ended.  
    05.27   Snorkeling.  
    06.17   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 AF 8781    
    12.00 AF 8784    
      Lat.    = 61° 00'N Day's run Surfaced        ./. nm  
      Long. = 03° 36'E Day's run Submerged   69 nm  
                                            69 nm / 2195 nm.  
    16.00 AN 2331    
    20.00 AN 2337    
    22.03   Snorkeling.  
    23.45   Snorkeling ended.  
           
    28.09.44      
    00.00 AN 2364    
    00.20   Snorkeling.  
    01.34   Snorkeling ended.  
    01.53   Snorkeling.  
    03.08   Snorkeling ended.  
    03.40   Snorkeling.  
    04.00 AF 2394    
    04.45   Snorkeling ended.  
    05.11 NW 2-3, Sea 1, Swell 2, Vis. 3 nm, 996 mb Surfaced.  
    05.23   Radio Message 0519/20/56:  
        Position 48 hours off convoy intake and objective point.  
                                                       " U-190 ".  
    05.40   Incoming Radio Message 0147/28/51 + 53 + 54.  From 11. U.-Flottille:  
        1.)  Escort for boats arriving Kristiansand South 28 September 18.30 hours, 29 September 18.30 hours, 30 September 16.00 hours at intake point 58° 1.3'N, 6° 40.5'E and wait 2 hours.  For these days no reporting.  Radio silence.  
        2.)  Radio Beacon Group Bergen South "Utsire" and "Lister" operate 28 September 03.00 - 06.00, 29 September 00.00 - 03.00, 10.00 - 12.00 hours, 30 September 02.00 - 05.00, 13.00 -  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 27.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 28.09.44
 
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    continued      
    28.09.44      
        - 15.00 hours.  
        3.)  Elektrasonne I position 583732 North 053749 East.  Frequency 319 khz.  Sonne 20 position 691729 North 160947 East 269 khz,  Transmitting time 03.00 - 03.30, 8.30 - 09.00, 14.00 - 14.30, 21.00 - 21.30 hours.  
        4.)  Boats that can not reach the convoy in this time, do not report, move off from the coast and wait for the next convoy.  
        Repeated on Ireland Circuit.  
    05.42   Dived.  
    08.00 AN 2631    
    12.00 AN 2634    
      Lat.    = 59° 48'N Day's run Surfaced         7 nm  
      Long. = 03° 36'E Day's run Submerged   63 nm  
                                            70 nm / 2265 nm.  
    16.00 AN 2861    
    20.00 AN 2863    
    22.30   Incoming Radio Message 1133/28/67:  
        "U-190" (Reith):  Meet escort in accordance with Radio Message 0147/27/51, 2207/22/53, 0239/28/54  
                                    From 11. U.-Flottille.  
    23.03   Snorkeling.  
           
    29.09.44      
    00.00 AN 2867    
    00.25   Snorkeling ended.  
    00.55   Snorkeling.  
    01.41   Snorkeling ended.  
    01.56 NW 1-2, Sea 1-2, Swell 1, Vis. 3 nm, 1001 mb Surfaced.  
    02.47   Dived.  
    03.26   Snorkeling  
    04.00 AN 4339    
    04.42   Snorkeling ended.  
    05.09   Snorkeling.  
    06.31   Snorkeling ended.  
    08.00 AN 4362    
           
Sun and Moon Data 28.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 29.09.44
 
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    continued      
    29.09.44      
    12.00 AN 4346    
      Lat.    = 58° 38'N Day's run Surfaced       11 nm  
      Long. = 03° 58'E Day's run Submerged   67 nm  
                                            78 nm / 2343 nm.  
    10.00 AN 3148    
    20.00 AN 3173    
    20.31   Surfaced.  
    21.20   Dived.  
    23.21   Surfaced.  
    23.58   Dived. (detection 3).  
           
    30.09.44      
    00.00 AN 3153    
      W 1-2, Sea 1-2, Vis. 4 nm    
    01.52   Surfaced.  
    04.00 AN 3453    
    04.52   Dived.  (detection 2-3).  
    12.00 AN 3615    
      Lat.    = 58° 02'N Day's run Surfaced       49 nm  
      Long. = 06° 04'E Day's run Submerged   46 nm  
                                            95 nm / 2438 nm.  
    15.37   Surfaced.  
    17.00   Taken in convoy.  
    18.07   Made fast Farsund.  
           
    01.10.44      
    02.29   Departed Farsund with escort.  
    08.45   Made fast Kristiansand.  
           
    02.10.44      
    09.20   Departed Kristiansand.  (proceeded on prescribed route).  
    09.08   Outgoing Short Signal:  
        Arriving 4 hours later at objective and convoy intake point than planned.  
                                                              "U-190".  
           
    03.10.44   Proceeded on prescribed route.  
    10.12   Incoming Radio Message 0927/50:  
        To Adm.U.Boote, 11., 5., 33. U.-Flottille.  
        Arrival in Flensburg with "Tillessen", "Lange", "Niemeyer", "Reith" expected 4 October 10.00.  
                                                      From "Bode".  
           
Sun and Moon Data 29.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 30.09.44
Sun and Moon Data 01.10.44
Sun and Moon Data 02.10.44
Sun and Moon Data 03.10.44
 
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    04.10.44      
    08.00   Escort changed at Kiel lightship, proceeded on prescribed route to Flensburg.  
    16.00   Made fast Flensburg.  
           
           
                                        On board 04.10.44  
                                        
                              Oberleutnant and Kommandant.  
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 04.10.44

Appendix to U-190's KTB - click on the text at left to proceed to the document
Radio Excerpt of the Radio Log

 
 
     
                       Comments of the Befehlshabers der Unterseeboote  
                       on the K.T.B. of "U-190" (Reith) from 17.8 - 4.10.1944.  
     
 
                Transfer cruise to Norway in snorkel mode completed without difficulties.  Attack on 20 September without prospect of success.  Otherwise nothing of note.
 
     
 
                                                               For the Befehlshaber der Unterseeboote
 
                                                                - The chief of the Operations Department -  
                                                                                   
     
     


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