U-515 - 3nd War Patrol

Translation by Jerry Mason

Departed
Date
Arrived
Date
Days at Sea
Lorient
21 February 1943
Lorient
24 June 1943
124

 

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Ships Attacked
Date
KTB Time
Position
Ship
Tons
Nationality
Convoy
4 Mar 43
23.15 - 23.42
42°27'N, 37°42'W
CALIFORNIA STAR
8,300
British
 
9 Apr 43
02.34
14°57'N, 17°15'W
BAMAKO
2,357
French
 
30 Apr 43
22.56 - 23.01
6°57'N, 13°45'W
CORABELLA
5,682
British
TS-37
30 Apr 43
22.56 - 23.01
6°57'N, 13°45'W
BANDAR SHAHPOUR
5,236
British
TS-37
30 Apr 43
22.56 - 23.01
6°57'N, 13°45'W
KOTA TJANDI
7,295
Netherlands
TS-37
30 Apr 43
22.56 - 23.01
6°57'N, 13°45'W
NAGINA
6,551
British
TS-37
1 May 43
05.40
7°33'N, 14°03'W
MOKAMBO
4,996
Belgian
TS-37
1 May 43
05.40
7°33'N, 14°03'W
CITY OF SINGAPORE
6,555
British
TS-37
1 May 43
05.40
7°33'N, 14°03'W
CLAN MACPHERSON
6,940
British
TS-37
9 May 43
06.45
4°39'N, 1°21'W
CORNEVILLE
4,544
Norwegian
     
 Total = 58,456
   
Note:  The positions in the table above and in the Google Earth patrol summary are derived from the KTB and in many cases do not match those set forth in authoritative references such as Jürgen Rohwer, Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two or the Uboat.net website.  The goal here is to present the picture relative to the U-boat and not the absolute position that the ship was attacked or sank.


 
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                                                                        Copy No.  . . . . .  
           
           
                                  
           
   
K  r  i  e  g  s  t  a  g  e  b  u  c  h
 
   
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of
 
   
Unterseebootes  " U  5 1 5 "
 
   
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      Commander        : Kapitänleutnant  H  e  n  k  e.  
           
      Beginning            : 7.  January 1943.  
           
      Ending                : 24. June 1943.  
           
   
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      Copies to            :  
     
Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine, Copy No. 1 and 2
O.K.M., 2.Abt.Sk1./B.d.U.-Op.,     "      " 3
Kommandierender Admiral der Unterseeboote     "      " 4
Führer der Unterseeboote West,     "      " 5
Führer der Unterseebootsausbildungsflotillen,     "      " 6
27. Unterseebootsflotille,     "      " 7
10. Unterseebootsflotille,     "      " 8
 
           
      Enclosures           :    
     
1 Track chart     "      " 1, 3, 4, 5, 8.
14 Torpedo firing reports     "      " 3, 4, 5, 8.
1 Summary of the radio log     "      " 3, 4, 5, 8.
1 K.T.B. - Machine     "      " 3, 5, 8.
 
           
           
         
                  
           
           
           
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    07.01.43 -      
    13.02.43 Lorient Shipyard work in Keroman-Bunker.  
    14.02.43 -   Remaining shipyard work and armament of the boat for 3rd war patrol.  
    21.02.43 Lorient  
    16.00 S 1 Taken for final trim test.  
    17.00   Sailed in convoy  
    18.37   Dismissed from convoy.  
    22.02.43 Bay of Biscay    
    01.13 BF 5548 Dived for aircraft radar detection  
    03.40   Surfaced.  
    07.12 BF 5723 Dived for aircraft radar detection.  
    12.00 BF 5719 Day's run surfaced   : 147 nm  
      Lat.    = 46° 24' N    "       "   submerged:  14 nm = 161 nm.  
      Long. =   6° 33' W    
    19.48 BF 5717 Surfaced.  
    24.00 BF 4958    
    23.02.43 Bay of Biscay    
    04.00 BF 4898    
    07.49 BF 7226    
    12.00 BF 7225 Day's run surfaced   : 155 nm  
      Lat.    = 45° 27' N    "       "   submerged:  21 nm = 176 nm.  
      Long. =   9° 40' W    
    19.51 BF 7243 Surfaced.  
    23.42 BF 7156 Dived for enemy aircraft radar detection.  
    24.02.43 West of Spain    
    01.10 BF 7173 Surfaced.  
    04.00 BE 9399    
    07.44 BE 9622    
    12.00 West of Spain    
      BE 9618 Day's run surfaced   : 111 nm  
      Lat.    = 44° 28' N    "       "   submerged:  37 nm = 148 nm.  
      Long. = 12° 15' W    
    16.00 BE 9617    
    20.05 BE 9539 Surfaced.  
    24.00 BE 9581 Am south of danger area.  
    25.02.43 West of Spain    
    04.00 BE 9498    
    08.14 BE 9749 Dived due to unfavorable cloud cover.  
    12.00 BE 9745 Day's run surfaced   : 109 nm  
      Lat.    = 43° 20' N    "       "   submerged:  35 nm.  
      Long. = 15° 40' W    
    13.03   Surfaced.  
    14.48 BE 9748 Dived due to cloud cover.  
    19.13 BE 9787 Surfaced.  
    24.00 CF 3362    
    26.03.43 West of Spain    
    04.00 CG 1176    
    08.00 CG 1413    
    09.10 CG 1412 Dived.  
    12.00 CG 1411 Day's run surfaced   : 122 nm  
      Lat.    = 41° 57' N    "       "   submerged:  27 nm = 149 nm.  
      Long. = 15° 00' W    
    16.00 CF 3633    
    18.36 CG 1412 Surfaced.  
    20.00 CF 3636    
    24.00 CF 3376    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 21.02.43
Sun and Moon Data 22.02.43
Sun and Moon Data 23.02.43
Sun and Moon Data 24.02.43
Sun and Moon Data 25.02.43
Sun and Moon Data 26.02.43
 
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    27.02.43 West of Spain    
    04.00 CF 3249 Heading for ordered area CA 50.  
    08.00 CF 3164    
    09.09 CF 3156 Dived.  
    12.00 CF 3155 Day's run surfaced   : 135 nm  
      Lat.    = 42° 25' N    "       "   submerged:  24 nm = 159 nm.  
      Long. = 18° 05' W    
    16.00 CF 3147    
    18.03 CF 3145 Surfaced.  
    20.00 CF 2366    
    24.00 CF 2354    
    28.02.43      
    04.00 CF 2264    
    08.00 CF 2245    
    12.00 CF 2164 Day's run surfaced   : 150 nm  
      Lat.    = 42° 21' N    "       "   submerged:  17 nm = 167 nm.  
      Long. = 21° 28' W    
      NE 4, Sea 3-4, Vis. good, 4/10, 1031 mb    
    16.00 CF 2145    
    20.00 CF 1355    
    24.00 CF 1266    
    01.03.43 North of the Azores    
    04.00 CF 1254    
    08.00 CF 1248    
    12.00 CE 3359 Day's run surfaced: 186 nm.  
      Lat.    = 42° 18' N    
      Long. = 25° 08' W    
      ENE 5, Sea 4, light E-swell, 3/10, Vis. good, 1023 mb    
    16.00 CE 3347    
    20.00 CE 3258    
    24.00 CE 3169    
    02.03.43 North of the Azores    
    04.00 CE 3157    
    08.00 CE 2368    
    12.00 CE 2372    
      Lat.    = 42° 18' N Day's run surfaced: 182 nm.  
      Long. = 29° 12' W    
      NE 4, Sea 3, light NE-swell, 3/10, Vis. good, 1018 mb    
    16.00 CE 2283    
    20.00 CE 2271    
    24.00 CE 2181    
    03.03.43 North of the Azores    
    01.31 - CE 2172 Test dive and crash dive practice.  
    02.25      
    04.00 CE 1393    
    08.00 CE 1381    
    12.00 CE 1285 Day's run surfaced   : 181 nm  
      SE 4, Sea 4, light E-swell, 6/10, Vis. goof, 1012 mb    "       "   submerged:    4 nm = 185 nm.  
    16.00 CE 1196    
    20.00 CE 1181    
    24.00 CD 3398    
           
Sun and Moon Data 27.02.43
Sun and Moon Data 28.02.43
Sun and Moon Data 01.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 02.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 03.03.43
 
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    04.03.43 Northwest of the Azores    
    04.00 CD 3579    
    08.00 CD 3531    
    12.00 CD 3511 Day's run surfaced: 192 nm.  
      Lat.    = 41° 56' N    
      Long. = 37° 44' W    
      SE 3, Sea 2, light E-swell, 3/10, Vis. good, 1024 mb    
    16.00 CD 3425    
    18.30 CD 3415 Large freighter in sight 150°T, course 50°, 15 knots, boat is ahead.  
    23.15 CD 3245 Initiated attack.  
      SE 2, Sea 1, 2/10 Double shot from tubes II and IV: target speed 14 knots, estimated range 1200 meters, bow right 80°, depth 5 meters, running time 7 and 38 seconds two hits center and forward 30 meters.  
    23.34   The steamer does not sink.  
        Coup de grace  from tube VI:  depth 9 meters, with Pi 2, running time 36 seconds.   Hit aft 20 meters, engine room, heavy detonation.  
    23.42   Steamer sinks very slowly on an even keel, transmitting.  
        Coup de grace  from tube I:  depth 10 meters, Pi 2, running time 25 seconds.  Hit forward 50 meters, heavy detonation, ship sinks in about 10 minutes.  It is "CALIFORNIA STAR" 8300 GRT. from New Zealand for England with butter, cheese, lard and meat.  Second Officer taken prisoner, Captain and First Officer probably went down with the ship.  
    05.03.43 Northwest of the Azores    
    04.00 CD 3162    
    08.00 CD 3146    
    12.00 CD 3119 Day's run surfaced: 214 nm.  
      Lat.    = 42° 40' N    
      Long. = 38° 49' W    
    16.00 CD 3134  
    19.57 CD 3139 Steamer in sight bearing 60°T, estimated 4000 GRT, course 330° speed 14 knots, zig-zagging heavily, boat is ahead.  
        Ship passes sinking location of "CALIFORNIA STAR" by large oil and rubble field, shoots suddenly at pieces of wreckage, zig-zags 180°, increases speed to 17 knots.  
    24.00 CD 3272 Do not succeed in reaching a firing position there no notion of general course, very dark night, strong marine phosphorescence, smooth sea.  
    06.03.43 Northwest of the Azores    
    04.00 CD 3573    
    05.00   After 9.5 of hours at AK chase broken off, diesel clutch too hot, blistering hot exhaust gas lines, no chance for success, boat was apparently detected by strongly phosphorescent wake.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 04.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 05.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 06.03.43
 
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    06.03.43      
    08.00 CD 3547    
    12.00 CD 3515 Day's run surfaced: 263 nm.  
      Lat.    = 41° 54' N    
      Long. = 37° 42' W    
      NE 4, Sea 4, NE-swell, 8/10, Vis. medium, 1027 mb    
    16.00 CD 3279    
    20.00 CD 3244    
    22.42 -      
    23.30   Test dive.  
    24.00 CD 3214    
    07.03.43 Northwest of the Azores    
    04.00 CD 3214    
    08.00 CD 3225    
    12.00 CD 3236 Day's run surfaced   : 137 nm  
      Lat.    = 42° 49' N    "       "   submerged:    2 nm = 139 nm.  
      Long. = 36° 43' W    
      N 3, Sea 2, light N-swell, 3/10, Vis. good, 1036 mb    
    16.00 CD 3256    
    20.00 CD 3291    
    24.00 CD 3526    
    08.03.43 Northwest of the Azores    
    01.21 -      
    02.05   Test dive and crash diving practice.  
    04.00 CD 3515    
    08.00 CD 3425    
    12.00 CD 3414 Day's run surfaced   : 163 nm  
      Lat.    = 41° 53' N    "       "   submerged:    2 nm = 165 nm.  
      Long. = 39° 02' W    
      NE 1, Sea 1, light NE-swell, 3/10, Vis. good, 1037 mb    
    16.00 CD 3144    
    20.00 CD 3112    
    24.00 CD 3131    
    09.03.43 Northwest of the Azores    
    04.00 CD 3221    
    08.00 CD 3233    
    12.00 CD 3322 Day's run surfaced: 192 nm.  
      Lat.    = 42° 44' N    
      Long. = 36° 10' W    
      SSE 2, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. good, 1036 mb    
    16.00 CD 3335    
    20.00 CD 3319    
    24.00 CD 3238 Heading for CD 8619 in the reconnaissance line.  
    10.03.43 West of the Azores    
    04.00 CD 3286    
    08.00 CD 3551    
    12.00 CD 3578 Day's run surfaced: 192 nm.  
      Lat.    = 41° 11' N    
      Long. = 37° 50' W    
      N 1, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. good, 1031 mb    
           
Sun and Moon Data 06.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 07.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 08.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 09.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 10.03.43
 
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    10.03.43      
    16.00 CD 3844    
    20.00 CD 6138    
    24.00 CD 6186    
    11.03.43 West of the Azores    
    00.26 -      
    00.45   Test dive.  
    04.00 CD 6423    
    08.00 CD 6425    
    12.00 CD 6473 Day's run surfaced   : 138 nm  
      Lat.    = 38° 40' N    "       "   submerged:    1 nm = 139 nm.  
      Long. = 38° 41' W    
      N 5, Sea 4, high NNW-swell, 8/10, Vis. good, 1031 mb    
    16.00 CD 6717    
    20.00 CD 5965    
    24.00 CD 8331    
    12.03.43 West of the Azores    
    04.00 CD 8355    
    08.00 CD 8621    
    12.00 CD 8617 Day's run surfaced: 169.5 nm.  
      Lat.    = 36 ° 22' N    
      Long. = 40° 12' W    
      NNE 5, Sea 4, medium N-swell, 8/10, Vis. good, 1032 mb    
    16.00 CD 8568    
    20.00 CD 8528 Operating on Keller-convoy.  
    24.00 CD 8256    
    13.03.43 West of the Azores    
    00.57 CD 8262 In contact with green-flashing destroyer of the starboard flank screen.  Intend to break through immediately and attack.  
    01.05   Enemy radar detection on 168 cm from destroyer.  Bombardment with anti-aircraft machine guns and artillery, crash dive, listening for depth charge pursuit.   Meanwhile the convoy escapes, course 100°.  
    02.30   Attempt to come shallow, again depth charges.  
    04.20 CD 8263 Surfaced, chased after.  
    04.39 CD 8239 Enemy radar detection on 168 cm, dived, Asdic- and listening pursuit.  Again very well-placed depth charges.  
    10.55 CD 8315 Surfaced, pursued.  
    11.53 CD 8315 Contact with destroyer with thick short mast, the boat passes to the north.  
    12.00 CD 8324 Day's run surfaced   : 128 nm  
      Lat.    = 37° 21' N    "       "   submerged:  25 nm = 157 nm.  
      Long. = 39° 51' W    
      ENE 3, Sea 2, light NE-swell, 9/10, Vis. good, 1033 mb    
    16.00 CD 8339 Contact with heavily smoking steamer.  
    20.00 CD 6796    
    24.00 CD 9252 Headed to CE 4744 in reconnaissance sweep.  
    14.03.43 West of the Azores    
    04.00 CD 9372    
    08.00 CD 6998    
           
Sun and Moon Data 10.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 11.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 12.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 13.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 14.03.43
 
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    14.03.43      
    12.00 CE 4745 Operating on the convoy reported by Rüggeberg.  
      Lat.    = 37° 52' N Day's run surfaced: 269 nm.  
      Long. = 35° 22' W    
      N 1-2, Sea 1, light N-swell, 8/10, Vis. good, 1033 mb    
    16.00 CE 4498    
    20.00 CE 4277    
    24.00 CE 4255 Enemy radar detection on 148 cm, which I hold 90°T.  Search mode.  
    15.03.43 West of the Azores    
    01.30   Contact on radiating destroyer, astern escort.  
    02.30   Contact on convoy, contact keeping report sent.  
    04.00 CE 4334 Took position ahead at the limit of visibility.  
    05.05 CE 4334 Enemy radar detection from starboard forward escort, hunted, artillery bombardment, crash dive!  Depth charges, G.H.G. fails, diesel engine repairs ongoing.  
    11.34 CE 2777 Surfaced, hurried after.  
    12.00 CD 2777 Day's run surfaced   : 151 nm  
      Lat.    = 40° 14' N    "       "   submerged:  25 nm = 176 nm.  
      Long. = 31° 50' W    
      WSW 3, Sea 2, 9/10, Vis. good, 1025 mb    
    16.00 CE 5211    
    20.00 CE 5314 Driven off to the south by destroyer with short thick mast.  
    24.00 CE 5364    
    16.03.43 North of the Azores    
    02.00 CE 6119 Contact on convoy, course 110° remaining at the limit of visibility.  Intend night attack, failure of G.H.G. makes day attack impossible.  
    02.30   Enemy radar detection on 168 cm, destroyer hunting me, dived, depth charges.  Carried out lengthy diesel repairs submerged.  
    10.12 CE 6156 Surfaced, hurried after.  
    12.00 CD 6168 Day's run surfaced   : 184 nm  
      Lat.    = 39° 41' N    "       "   submerged:  19 nm = 203 nm.  
      Long. = 27° 14' W    
      SW 4, Sea 3, light W-swell, 8/10, Vis. medium variable, 1019 mb    
    16.00 CE 6259    
    20.00 CE 6613    
    24.00 CF 4515 Searching course.  
    17.03.43 East of the Azores    
    04.00 CF 4539    
    08.00 CF 4656    
    12.00 CF 5447 Day's run surfaced: 248 nm.  
      Lat.    = 38° 42' N    
      Long. = 22° 16' W    
      SSW 4. Sea 3, light SW-swell, Vis. medium, 1012 mb    
    16.00 CF 5491    
    20.00 CF 5584    
    24.00 CF 5598    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 14.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 15.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 16.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 17.03.43
 
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    18.03.43 East of the Azores    
    04.00 CF 5915 Set off to the south, in order to carry out lengthy repairs to the diesels and clutches, operation broken off.  
    08.00 CF 5957    
    12.00 CF 8321 Day's run surfaced: 176 nm.  
      Lat.    = 37° 29' N    
      Long. = 19° 25' W    
      W 3-4, Sea 3, medium W-swell, overcast, Vis. medium, 1008 mb    
    15.08 -      
    1531 CF 8328 Test dive.  
    20.00 CF 6777    
    24.00 CF 6781    
    19.03.43 East of the Azores    
    04.00 CF 6795    
    08.00 CF 6799    
    12.00 CF 9212 Day's run surfaced: 136 nm.  
      Lat.    = 37° 28' N    
      Long. = 17° 16' W    
      NNW 3, Sea 3, medium NW-swell, 9/10, Vis. medium, rain showers, 1000 mb    
    16.00 CF 9126    
    20.00 CF 9145    
    24.00 CF 8394    
    20.03.43 East of the Azores    
    04.00 CF 8625    
    08.00 CF 8646    
    12.00 CF 8593 Day's run surfaced: 176 nm.  
      Lat.    = 35° 58' N    
      Long. = 20° 00' W    
      W 2, Sea 1, long NW-swell, 4/10, Vis. good, 1004 mb    
    16.00 CF 8586    
    20.00 CF 8812    
    24.00 CF 8735    
    21.03.43 Southeast of the Azores    
    04.00 CF 8752    
    08.00 CF 8754 Proceeding to rendezvous with Rasch for fuel transfer.  
    12.00 CF 8754 Day's run surfaced: 190 nm.  
      Lat.    = 35° 14' N    
      Long. = 21° 46' W    
      WNW 5, Sea 4, long W-swell, 5/10, Vis. medium, 1000 mb    
    16.00 CF 8754 Heading south due to unfavorable weather conditions.  
    20.00 CF 8787    
    24.00 DH 1257    
    22.03.43 Southeast of the Azores    
    04.00 DH 1527    
    08.00

DH 1587

   
    12.00 DH 1587 Day's run surfaced: 139 nm.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 18.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 19.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 20.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 21.03.43
Sun and Moon Data 22.03.43
 
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    22.03.43      
    12.00 Lat.    = 33° 02' N    
      Long. = 21° 51' W    
      WSW 5-6, Sea 5, high SW-swell, 5/10, Vis. good, 1001 mb    
    16.00 DH 1576    
    20.00 DH 1579    
    24.00 DH 1813    
    23.03.43 Southeast of the Azores    
    04.00 DH 1813    
    08.00 DH 1812    
    12.00 DH 1815 Day's run surfaced: 48 nm.  
      Lat.    = 32° 40' N    
      Long. = 22° 06' W    
      NW 5, Sea 5, high NW-swell, 9/10, Vis. good, 1002 mb    
    16.00 DH 1817    
    20.00 DH 1761    
    24.00 DH 1729    
    24.03.43 Southeast of the Azores    
    04.00 DH 1728    
    08.00 DH 1727    
    12.00 DH 1725 Day's run surfaced: 48 nm.  
      Lat.    = 32° 52' N    
      Long. = 22° 52' W    
      NW 5, Sea 4, high NW-swell, 5/10, Vis. good, 1011 mb    
    13.19 -      
    1400   Test dive.  
    16.00 DH 1723    
    20.00 DH 1496    
    24.00 DH 1493    
    25.03.43 Northwest of the Canary Islands  
    04.00 DH 1577    
    08.00 DH 1575    
    12.00 DH 1549 Begin fuel transfer.  
      Lat.    = 33° 20' N Day's run surfaced   : 36 nm  
      Long. = 21° 58' W    "       "   submerged:  1 nm.  
    16.00 DH 1581    
    20.00 DH 1584    
    24.00 DH 1822 35 cbm taken over.  Ended fuel transfer.  
    26.03.43 Northwest of the Canary Islands  
    01.07 -      
    02.12   Test dive.  Destination DH 98.  
    04.00 DH 1867    
    08.00 DH 4342    
    12.00 DH 4624 Day's run surfaced   : 155 nm  
      Lat.    = 31° 04' N    "       "   submerged:    2 nm = 157 nm.  
      Long. = 20° 30' W    
      NE 3, Sea 2, light N-swell, 4/10, Vis. good, 1017 mb    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 22.03.43
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    26.03.43      
    16.00 DH 4697    
    20.00 DH 5748    
    24.00 DH 8168    
    27.03.43 South of the Canary Islands    
    04.00 DH 8512    
    08.00 DH 8555    
    12.00 DH 8671 Day's run surfaced: 276 nm.  
      Lat.    = 27° 52' N    
      Long. = 17° 29' W    
      NE 4, Sea 3, light N-swell, 5/10, Vis. good, 1015 mb    
    16.00 DH 8684    
    20.00 DH 8698    
    24.00 DH 9713    
    28.03.43 South of the Canary Islands    
    04.00 DH 9729    
    07.53 DH 9844 Dived for 2-engine land-based aircraft, course 0°.   
        Submerged underwater repair of both diesels.  
    10.42   Surfaced.  
    12.00 DH 9872 Operating on Convoy Emmermann in DU 2370  
      Lat.    = 27° 00' N Day's run surfaced   : 147 nm  
      Long. = 14° 56' W    "       "   submerged:    6 nm.  
      NNE 5, Sea 4, light N-swell, 4/10, Vis. good, 1015 mb    
    16.00 DU 2269    
    20.00 DU 2545    
    24.00 DU 2473 Observed torpedo detonation, 1 steamer ablaze.  
    29.03.43 South of the Canary Islands    
    01.34 DU 2724 Contact on a corvette.  
    03.43 DU 2742 Dived.  Enemy aircraft radar detection on 168 cm.  
    04.15   Surfaced.  
    04.18   Dived.  Enemy radar detection on 168 cm.  
    07.03 DU 2744 Surfaced, chased after.  
    08.03 DU 1993 Dived, enemy radar detection on 168 cm.  
    11.17 DU 1995 Surfaced, hurried after.  
    12.00 DU 1997 Day's run surfaced   : 249 nm  
      Lat.    = 24° 02' N    "       "   submerged:  21 nm = 270 nm.  
      Long. = 17° 26' W    
      NNE 4, Sea 3, light NE-swell, 4/10, Vis. good, 1018 mb    
    12.35 DU 4329 Dived for 4-engine land-based aircraft.  
    13.36   Surfaced.  
    16.27 DU 4392 Contact on a corvette, aft escort.  
        Dived for Sunderland aircraft.  
    16.57   Surfaced.  
    19.05   Contact on a corvette and flying boat.  
    20.00 DU 4655    
    20.57 DU 4681 Driven off to the NW by 2 corvettes.  
        Portuguese "FOCA" passes.  Correct markings on course 150°.  
    22.05 DU 4921 Dived, enemy radar detection on 168 cm.  
    22.55   Surfaced.  
    23.25 DU 4925 Dived, enemy radar detection on 168 cm.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 26.03.43
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    30.03.43 South of the Canary Islands    
    01.32 DU 4924 Surfaced, search course.  
    04.00 DU 4944    
    04.44 DU 4869 Dived, enemy radar detection on 168 cm.  
    10.23 DU 4896 Surfaced, chased after.  
    12.00 DU 4897 Day's run surfaced   : 149 nm  
      Lat.    = 21° 21' N    "       "   submerged:  20 nm = 169 nm.  
      Long. = 18° 20' W    
      NE 4, Sea 4, Vis. good, light NE-swell, 5/10, 1014 mb    
    16.00 DU 7228    
    20.00 DU 7285    
    24.00 DU 7522 Broke off operation as ordered.  
    31.03.43 South of the Canary Islands    
    04.00 DU 7255    
    08.00 DU 7221    
    12.00 DU 4847 Day's run surfaced: 175 nm.  
      Lat.    = 21° 39' N    
      Long. = 18° 56' W    
      NE 4, Sea 3, light NE-swell, changing cloudiness, Vis. good, 1012 mb    
    16.00 DU 4722    
    20.00 DU 4476 Going to DT 3885 to receive fuel from U-67.  
    24.00 DU 4448    
    01.04.43 Southwest of the Canary Islands  
    04.00 DT 6635    
    08.00 DT 6386    
    12.00 DT 6354 Day's run surfaced: 151 nm.  
      Lat.    = 23° 34' N    
      Long. = 20° 28' W    
      NNE 3, Sea 3, light NE-swell, 4/10, Vis. good, 1012 mb    
    16.00 DT 3885 Rendezvoused with Müller.  Begin fuel transfer from U-67.  
    20.20 DT 3887 Steamer estimated 7000 GRT in sight, course 30°, 13 knots, went ahead of Müller.  
    22.20   Steamer sets regulation running lights, is Portuguese.  
    24.00 DT 3857 Continued fuel transfer.  
    02.04.43 Southwest of the Canary Islands  
    04.00 DT 3849    
    08.00 DT 3872    
    12.00 DT 3874 Day's run surfaced: 100 nm.  
      Lat.    = 24° 08' N    
      Long. = 21° 38' W    
    13.30   Fuel transfer completed.  60 cbm taken over from U-67.  Making for Dakar.  
    16.00 DT 6244    
    20.00 DT 6279    
    22.37 -      
    23.00   Test dive.  
    24.00 DT 6576    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 30.03.43
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    03.04.43 South of the Canary Islands    
    04.00 DT 6873    
    08.00 DT 9249    
    11.22 DT 9543 Dived for aircraft, approach run.  
    12.00 DT 9543 Day's run surfaced   : 260 nm  
      Lat.    = 20° 01' N    "       "   submerged:    3 nm = 263 nm.  
      Long. = 21° 26' W    
      NW 1, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. good, 1012 mb    
    16.00 DT 9554    
    20.35 DT 9583 Surfaced.  
    24.00 DT 9835    
    04.04.43 South of the Canary Islands    
    04.00 DT 9984    
    08.00 EJ 3366    
    09.22 EK 1171    
    12.00 EK 1174 Day's run surfaced   : 147 nm  
      Lat.    = 17° 54' N    "       "   submerged:  23 nm = 170 nm.  
      Long. = 19° 48' W    
      NW 1, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. good, 1012 mb    
    21.11 EK 1413 Surfaced.  
    24.00 EK 1456    
    05.04.43 Northwest of Dakar    
    04.00 EK 1817 Land-based enemy radar detection on 168 and 141 cm.  
    08.00 EK 1889    
    09.06 EK 4223 Dived.  
    12.00 EK 4223 Day's run surfaced   : 136 nm  
      Lat.    = 15° 48' N    "       "   submerged:  25 nm = 161 nm.  
      Long. = 18° 24' W    
      N 1, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. good, 1008 mb    
    21.36 EK 4237 Surfaced.  
    22.51 -   Dived for aircraft.  
    23.26 EK 4269    
    24.00 EK 4269    
    06.04.43 West of Dakar    
    04.00 EK 4613 Contact on 2 patrol vessels off the port.  
    08.47 EK 4652 Dived.  
    12.00 EK 4628 Day's run surfaced    : 70 nm  
      Lat.    = 14° 44' N    "       "   submerged: 29 nm = 99 nm.  
      Long. = 17° 39' W Moving back and forth off port entrance, in order to observe traffic.  
      NE 1-2, Sea 1, 7/10, rapidly changing visibility, 1007 mb  
    22.10 EK 4654 Surfaced.  
    24.00 EK 4628    
    07.04.43 Dakar    
    04.00 EK 4632 Much activity at the airfield west of "Mamelles".  
    07.15 EK 4626 Dived for approaching aircraft.  
    12.00 EK 4629 Day's run surfaced    : 62 nm  
      Lat.    = 14° 43' N    "       "   submerged: 30 nm = 92 nm.  
      Long. = 17° 33' W    
      NE 1, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. medium, 1008 mb, heavy marine phosphorescence    
           
Sun and Moon Data 03.04.43
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    07.04.43      
    22.05 EK 4653 Surfaced.  
    24.00 EK 4629    
    08.04.43 Dakar    
    04.00 EK 4653    
    08.00 EK 4653 Dived, enemy radar detection on 168 cm.  
        Sound bearing 140°T, 1 escort vessel and 1 freighter of 4000 GRT approaching the harbor.  
    12.00 EK 4661 Day's run surfaced    : 68 nm  
      Lat.    = 14° 39' N    "       "   submerged: 27 nm = 95 nm.  
      Long. = 17° 16' W    
      N 1, Sea 1, Vis. medium, 1007 mb, heavy marine phosphorescence    
    21.45 EK 4661 Sound bearing 80°T.  Passed over by escort.  
    22.43 EK 4653 Surfaced.  Searching on 330° course of the escort vessel.  
    23.35 EK 4629 Contact on 2 vessels, escort vessels type "GRIMSBY" and a 3500 GRT freighter.  Apparently the same vessels which entered port in the morning.  
    24.00 EK 4629 Began approach from astern, very strong marine phosphorescence.  
    09.04.43 Dakar    
    02.34 EK 4633 Initiated attack on freighter 3500 GRT.  
        Double shot from tubes V and VI:  target speed 8.5 knots, depth 3 and 4 meters, bow right 80°, estimated range 800 meters, running time 60 and 61 seconds.  Hit forward 20 meters and aft 10 meters.  Ship capsizes and sinks quickly.  Escort drops depth charges haphazardly.  Departed to the north.  
    04.00 EK 4623    
    08.40 EK 4652 Dived.  
    12.00 EK 4646 Day's run surfaced    : 97 nm  
      Lat.    = 14° 32' N    "       "   submerged: 27 nm = 124 nm.  
      Long. = 17° 49' W Intend operating on coastal traffic south of the port.  
    12.11   Sound bearing 90°T.  A cruiser type "ALGERIE".  Newer large USA cruiser also possible, airplane crane at the stern. Course 210°, very high speed, estimated range 9-10 nm.  
    16.00 EK 4657    
    20.00 EK 4682    
    21.42   Surfaced.  Land-based enemy radar detection 142 and 170 cm.  
    24.00 EK 4931    
    10.04.43 Dakar    
    04.00 EK 4959    
    09.00 EK 7329    
    12.00 EK 7325 Day's run surfaced    : 85 nm  
      Lat.    = 13° 05' N    "       "   submerged: 27 nm = 112 nm.  
      Long. = 17° 36' W    
      NE 2, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. rapidly changing, 1007 mb    
           
Sun and Moon Data 07.04.43
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    10.04.43      
    16.00 EK 4989    
    21.48 EK 4967 Surfaced.  
    24.00 EK 4928    
    11.04.43 Dakar    
    04.00 EK 4657    
    08.41 EK 4626 Dived.  
    12.00 EK 4626 Day's run surfaced    : 112 nm  
      Lat.    = 14° 49' N    "       "   submerged:   25 nm = 137 nm.  
      Long. = 17° 32' W    
      N 2-3, Sea 2, light N-swell, 1/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.00 EK 4626    
    20.00 EK 4629    
    22.01   Surfaced.  
    24.00 EK 4629    
    12.04.43 South of Dakar    
    04.00 EK 4677    
    08.00 EK 4861    
    09.04 EK 4853 Dived.  
    12.00 EK 4856 Day's run surfaced    : 101 nm.  
      Lat.    = 13° 40' N    "       "   submerged:   26 nm = 127 nm  
      Long. = 18° 30' W    
      N 2-3, Sea 2, light N-swell, 1/10, haze, Vis. variable, 1006 mb    
    16.03 EK 4881 Surfaced, searching for southern bound convoy EK 4850.  
    20.00 EK 7136    
    24.00 EK 7211    
    13.04.43 South of Dakar    
    04.00 EK 4882    
    09.19 EK 4883 Dived due to cloud cover.  
    12.00 EK 4885 Day's run surfaced    : 118 nm  
      Lat.    = 13° 29' N    "       "   submerged:   14 nm = 132 nm.  
      Long. = 18° 32' W    
    14.02 EK 4848 Surfaced.  
    16.00 EK 7227    
    20.00 EK 7287    
    24.00 EK 7564    
    14.04.43 West of Portuguese Guinea    
    04.00 EK 7677    
    09.41 EK 7991    
    12.00 EK 7995 Day's run surfaced    : 172 nm  
      Lat.    = 10° 40' N    "       "   submerged:     9 nm = 181 nm.  
      Long. = 17° 22' W    
      NW 2, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    14.05 EK 7996 Surfaced.  
    16.00 ET 2115    
    20.00 ET 2167    
    24.00 ET 2278    
    15.04.43 West of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 2553    
           
Sun and Moon Data 10.04.43
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    15.04.43      
    09.21 ET 2679 Dived.  
    12.00 ET 2679 Day's run surfaced    : 170 nm.  
      Lat.    = 8°   43' N    "       "   submerged:   12 nm = 184 nm.  
      Long. = 15° 07' W    
      NW 2, Sea 1, 1/10, Vis. good, 1005 mb    
    15.04 -      
    15.28 ET 2921 Surfaced to air the boat.  
    21.04 ET 2926 Surfaced.  Search for convoy broken off.  Going to ET 80.  
    24.00 ET 2966    
    16.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 3775    
    08.00 ET 6141    
    09.40   Dived.  
    12.00 ET 5393 Day's run surfaced    : 104 nm  
      Lat.    = 7°   09' N    "       "   submerged:   16 nm = 120 nm.  
      Long. = 14° 33' W    
      SE 1-2, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. medium, 1006 mb    
    14.39   Surfaced.  
    16.00 ET 5398    
    20.00 ET 5659    
    24.00 ET 5939    
    17.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 6774    
    08.00 ET 9116    
    12.00 ET 9183 Day's run surfaced    : 168 nm  
      Lat.    = 4°   29' N    "       "   submerged:      8 nm = 176 nm.  
      Long. = 13° 57' W    
      E 1-2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. good. 1005 mb    
    16.00 ET 9189    
    20.00 ET 9418    
    24.00 ET 8664    
    18.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 8673    
    08.00 ET 8678    
    12.00 ET 8943 Day's run surfaced: 176 nm.  
      Lat.    = 2°   55' N    
      Long. = 15° 08' W    
      SE 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. good, 1005 mb    
    16.00 ET 8868    
    20.00 ET 8881    
    22.10 -      
    22.26   Test dive.  
    24.00 FE 2131    
    19.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 8789    
    08.00 ET 8786    
    12.00 FE 2115 Day's run surfaced    : 113 nm  
      Lat.    = 2 °   21' N    "       "   submerged:     1 nm = 114 nm.  
      Long. = 17° 02' W    
      S 1-2, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.00 FE 2141    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 15.04.43
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    19.04.43      
    20.00 FE 2177    
    24.00 FE 1379    
    20.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 FE 1537    
    08.00 FE 1545    
    12.00 FE 1481 Day's run surfaced: 178 nm.  
      Lat.    = 0°   48' N    
      Long. = 19° 18' W    
      S 2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. good, 1007 mb    
    16.00 FE 1478    
    20.00 FD 3689    
    24.00 FD 3677    
    21.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 FD 3587    
    08.00 FD 3824    
    12.00 FD 3853 Day's run surfaced: 168 nm.  
      Lat.    = 0°   13' N    
      Long. = 21° 08' W    
      S 2, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. good, 1008 mb    
    16.00 FD 3896    
    20.00 FD 6316    
    22.33 -      
    2254   Test dive.  
    24.00 FD 6324    
    22.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 FE 4142    
    08.00 FE 4153    
    12.00 FE 4242 Day's run surfaced    : 159 nm  
      Lat.    = 0°   38' S    "       "   submerged:     1 nm = 160 nm.  
      Long. = 18° 51' W    
      SE 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.00 FE 4228    
    20.00 FE 1888    
    24.00 FE 1852    
    23.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 FE 1941    
    08.00 FE 1952    
    12.00 FE 1931 Day's run surfaced: 162 nm.  
      Lat.    = 0°   34' N    
      Long. = 17° 28' W    
      SE 2-3, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.00 FE 1664    
    20.00 FE 2446    
    24.00 FE 2461    
    24.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 FE 2519    
    08.00 FE 2526    
    12.00 FE 2282 Day's run surfaced: 180 nm.  
      Lat.    = 1°   47' N    
      Long. = 15° 52' W    
      SE 2, Sea 1, 5/10, Vis. good, 1005 mb    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 19.04.43
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    24.04.43      
    16.00 FE 2216    
    20.00 ET 8847    
    24.00 ET 8732    
    25.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    00.25 -      
    00.40   Test dive.  
    04.00 ET 8456    
    08.00 ET 8187    
    08.43 -      
    09.23 ET 8176 Dived for Sunderland.  
    11.50 ET 8418 Observed Sunderland.  
    12.00 ET 8442 Day's run surfaced    : 183 nm.  
      Lat.    = 3°   49' N    "       "   submerged:     3 nm = 186 nm.  
      Long. = 17° 01' W    
      E 1, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. good, 1005 mb    
    16.00 ET 7662    
    20.00 ET 7621    
    24.00 ET 7354    
    26.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 4984    
    08.00 ET 4928    
    12.00 ET 4682 Day's run surfaced: 192 nm.  
      Lat.    = 6°   18' N    
      Long. = 17° 40' W    
      NE 1, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. good, 1002 mb    
    16.00 ET 4622    
    20.00 ET 4396    
    24.00 ET 5182 Intend to observe traffic on the coast.  
    27.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 5244    
    08.00 ET 5252    
    11.56   Dived.  
    12.00 ET 5315 Day's run surfaced    : 190 nm  
      Lat.    = 7°   36' N    "       "   submerged:     0.5 nm.  
      Long. = 15° 17' W    
      NE 1, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. good, 1002 mb    
    16.45 ET 5316 Surfaced.  
    19.53 ET 5331 Smoke cloud in 95°T distance 20 nm.  Closed at AK.  
    20.02 -      
    21.10   Dived. for Catalina.  
    24.00 ET 5391 Searched for steamer, nothing found.  
    28.04.43 Freetown    
    04.00 ET 5369    
    08.00 ET 6114    
    09.04   Dived.  
    11.15 ET 3775 Depth charges in close proximity to the boat.  Assume a search group.  
    12.00 ET 3775 Day's run surfaced    : 141 nm  
      Lat.    = 7°   58' N    "       "   submerged:   20 nm = 161 nm.  
      Long. = 14° 19' W    
      NE 2, Sea 1, 9/10, Vis. good, 1003 mb    
           
Sun and Moon Data 24.04.43
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    28.04.43      
    12.15   Sound bearing close, several fast screw noises.  Go to periscope depth, depth charges very near.  Destroyer passed overhead.  Observed: Cruiser type "LONDON" , 4 destroyers, 2 large passenger steamers, apparently full of troops.  Distance 5000 meters, course 340°.  Bow caps can be opened in front only with difficulty.    
        Despite long range  
        Double shot from tubes I and IV:  on overlapping cruiser and transport, bow right 125°, target speed 12 knots, depth 3 and 5 meters, Miss,  after 8 minutes detonations at end of running time.  
    13.16 ET 3775 Surfaced.  Convoy turns to starboard and runs to Freetown.  
    13.42   Dived for approaching land-based aircraft.  
    17.26 ET 3774 Surfaced.  
    20.00 ET 5332    
    24.00 ET 6147    
    29.04.43 West of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 5336    
    08.00 ET 2968    
    09.25 ET 2962 Dived for flying boat.  
    11.00   Surfaced.  
    12.00 ET 2926 Day's run surfaced    : 148 nm  
      Lat.    = 8°   31' N    "       "   submerged:   19 nm = 167 nm.  
      Long. = 14° 49' W    
      NW 2, Sea 1, 9/10, Vis. medium, 1002 mb    
    13.22 ET 2697 Catalina approached from a dark cloud.  Did not dive due to short range, turned at AK perpendicular to the direction of approach, well-aimed machine gun fire - about 10 hits observed - 5 bombs astern to port.  No damage, dived immediately after approach.  
    17.19 ET 2923 Surfaced.  
    19.12 -      
    20.25 ET 2956 Dived for Catalina.  
    20.33 - 21.14   Dived for Catalina.  
    24.00 ET 5323    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 28.04.43
Sun and Moon Data 29.04.43
 
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    30.04.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 5362    
    08.35 ET 6158    
    12.00 ET 6183 Day's run surfaced    : 128 nm  
      Lat.    = 7°   11' N    "       "   submerged:   21 nm = 148 nm.  
      Long. = 13° 56' W    
      NW 2, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. good, 1004 mb    
    13.45 - 14.00   Surfaced to air the boat.  
    16.00 ET 6196    
    20.41 ET 6196 Surfaced.  
    21.02 ET 6278 Smoke cloud in sight bearing 145°T, distance 12 nm, a convoy on NW course consisting of about 14 large steamers fully loaded, average size 6-7000 GRT, 3 destroyers, 5 small escorts.  Set off in dark rain squalls.  Enemy radar detection at volume 4 on 141 cm.  Ahead and flank screen too strong so approached from the rear.  
    22.56 NW 2, Sea 1, 8/10, dark night, heavy marine phosphorescence Initiated attack, 6 deliberately aimed shots depth 5 meters, target speed 7 knots.  
        Shot 1.  Tube V, freighter 6000 GRT, bow left 70°, running time 58 seconds, hit amidships, sank immediately.  
    22.56   Shot 2.  Tube VI, tanker 7000 GRT, bow left 60°, running time 59 seconds, hit astern of the bridge high pump station, ship buckled in the middle, set lights, crew takes quickly to the boats, observed to sink.  
    22.57   Shot 3.  Tube I, freighter 6000 GRT, bow left 80°, running time 52 seconds, hit amidships, sank quickly.  
    22.58   Shot 4.   Tube IV, freighter 7000 GRT, running time 60 seconds, hit amidships, broke in two.  
    22.59   Shot 5.   Tube II, freighter 5000 GRT, running time 60 seconds, hit amidships, observed to sink.  
    23.01   Shot 6.  Tube III, freighter 6000 GRT, running time 90 seconds, hit 10 meters, settled, sinking is certain.  Starshells and signal rockets fired by escorts, to starboard a destroyer bow on, to port a small escort and a destroyer, dove to depth 2A +10 meters, depth charges semi-close, loud sinking noises.  3 Etos loaded.  
    01.05.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    01.50 ET 6198 Surfaced, going to sinking location, heavy wreckage, extends in EW direction, many lighted boat and rafts, a larger escort rescues survivors, the attempt to sink it fails.  When searching the area no associated ship found.  Pushing after.  
    04.00 ET 6161    
    05.13 ET 6129 Contact on convoy.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 30.04.43
Sun and Moon Data 01.05.43
 
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    01.05.43      
    05.40 ET 6128 Closed the convoy from astern, initiated attack, 3 deliberately aimed single shots, depth 7 meters, target speed 7 knots.  
      NW 1, Sea 1, very dark night, 8/10, Vis. medium Shot 1.  Tube IV, freighter 6000 GRT, bow right 100°, running time 68 seconds, hit at high after mast, very bright detonation plume with ship's debris, steamer burns, sinking is assumed.  
      Shot 2.  Tube I, freighter 6000 GRT, bow right 90°, running time 65 seconds, bright detonation plume, burns immediately, sinking is assumed.  
      Shot 3.  Tube III, large freighter 7000 GRT, bow right 90°, running time 35 seconds, hit aft 50 meters, heavy detonation, high tongues of flame, apparently cannon ammunition, entire aft section of ship aflame, observed to sink by the stern.  
    05.49 Star shells and rockets, 2 destroyers bow on, crash dive, water depth 80 meters, depth charges and Asdic, moved above the bottom into deep water, favorable water layers are found in the entire coastal region.  Am not detected.  Sinking noises to starboard, to depth A +20 meters set off to the SW.  Many depth charges far away.  
    12.00 ET 6141 Day's run surfaced    : 98 nm  
      Lat.    = 7°   29' N    "       "   submerged: 35 nm = 133 nm.  
      Long. = 14° 28' W    
      NE 2-3, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. good, 1003 mb    
    16.00 ET 5362    
    21.04 ET 5364 Surfaced.  
    24.00 ET 5384 Proceeding to the southwest to unload.  
        Radio message from B.d.U.:  U-515 bravo!  
        Great rejoicing in the boat.  
    02.05.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 5614    
    08.48 ET 5582 Dived.  
    12.00 ET 5582 Day's run surfaced    : 116 nm  
      Lat.    = 6°   13' N    "       "   submerged:   27 nm = 143 nm.  
      Long. = 15° 54' W    
      NE 1-2, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. good, 1003 mb    
    16.00 ET 5585    
    21.08 ET 5822 Surfaced, begin to unload 6 Atos.  
    24.00 ET 5852    
    03.05.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 5895    
    05.00   Completed unloading, 6 Atos in good condition transferred below deck.  
    08.45 ET 5987 Dived.  
    12.00 ET 5989 Day's run surfaced    : 78 nm  
      Lat.    = 5°   09' N    "       "   submerged:  34 nm = 112 nm.  
      Long. = 14° 53' W    
      NE 2, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. good, 1004 mb    
    16.00 ET 5897    
    18.14   Surfaced.  
    20.00 ET 6771    
    24.00 ET 6759    
    04.05.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 6844    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 01.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 02.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 03.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 04.05.43
 
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    04.05.43      
    08.32 ET 6853 Dived.  
    12.00 ET 6837 Day's run surfaced    : 109 nm  
      Lat.    = 5°   42' N    "       "   submerged:   13 nm = 122 nm.  
      Long. = 12° 58' W    
      NE 2, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. good, 1007 mb    
    16.00 ET 6838    
    21.25   Surfaced.  
    24.00 ET 6922    
    05.05.43 West of Monrovia    
    04.00 ET 6933    
    08.46 EU 4481 Dived for aircraft.  
    11.05 - 12.01   Surfaced to air the boat.  
      ET 6837 Day's run surfaced    : 93 nm  
      Lat.    = 6°   08' N    "       "   submerged: 26 nm = 119 nm.  
      Long. = 11° 21' W    
      SW 2, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.00 EU 4489    
    19.18 EU 4731 Surfaced.  
    19.56 EU 4732 Dived for aircraft.  
    20.46   Surfaced.  
    24.00 EU 4768    
    06.05.43 Cape Palmas    
    04.00 EU 4884    
    08.50 EU 4899    
    12.00 ET 7311 Day's run surfaced    : 103 nm  
      Lat.    = 5° 01' N    "       "   submerged:   26 nm = 129 nm.  
      Long. = 9° 56' W    
      SW 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    13.30 EU 7315 Surfaced.  
    20.40 EU 8172 Dived for aircraft.  
    21.17   Surfaced.  
    24.00 EU 8182    
    07.05.43 Cape Palmas    
    04.00 EU 8277    
    08.32 EU 8297    
    12.00 ET 8297 Day's run surfaced    : 152 nm  
      Lat.    = 4° 17' N    "       "   submerged:   13 nm = 165 nm.  
      Long. = 7° 32' W    
    16.00 EU 8298    
    19.43 EU 8533    
    24.00 EU 8631 Surfaced.  
    08.05.43 Cape Palmas    
    04.00 EU 9185    
    08.00 EU 9257    
    12.00 EU 9345 Day's run surfaced    : 161 nm  
      Lat.    = 4° 37' N    "       "   submerged:   16 nm = 177 nm.  
      Long. = 4° 26' W    
      SSE 2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.04 EV 7144 Dived for land-based aircraft.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 04.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 05.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 06.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 07.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 08.05.43
 
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    08.05.43      
    18.08 EV 7145 Surfaced.  
    20.00 EV 7166    
    24.00 EV 7256    
    09.05.43 South of Togo    
    04.00 EV 7346    
    06.07 EV 7353 Shadows in sight bearing 160°T, freighter course NW, zig-zagging heavily, initiated attack.  
    06.45 EV 7356                               SE 3-4, Sea 2, dark night, Rain squalls Single shot Tube I, Depth 5 meters, target speed 10 knots, bow right 100°, running time 27 seconds, hit forward 20 meters, ship burning, sinking slowly.  In order not to betray presence of the boat  
        Coup de Grace Tube IV, Depth 6 m, running time 17 seconds, sank in the detonation, was "CORNERVILLE 4544 GRT"   From East India to England with with eggs tea and bulk.   Few survivors.  
    08.05 EV 7383 Dived.  
    12.00 EV 7394 Day's run surfaced    : 186 nm  
      Lat.    = 4° 22' N    "       "   submerged:   15 nm = 201 nm.  
      Long. = 1° 16' W    
      SW 2, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. medium, 1007 mb    
    16.00 EV 7398    
    18.36 EV 7399 Surfaced.  
    20.00 EV 8179    
    24.00 EV 8161    
    10.05.43 South of the Gold Coast    
    04.00 EV 5793    
    07.33 EV 5867    
    12.00 EV 7394 Day's run surfaced    : 129 nm  
    [lat./Long. is incorrect] Lat.    = 5° 36' N    "       "   submerged:   24 nm = 153 nm.  
    Long. = 0° 55' W    
      S 1-2, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. good, 1007 mb    
    14.04   Surfaced.  
    14.23 EV 5946 Dived for land-based aircraft.  
    18.04 EV 5948 Surfaced.  
    20.00 EV 5896    
    24.00 EV 8265    
    11.05.43 South of Togo    
    04.00 EV 8248    
    08.56 EV 8176    
    12.00 EV 8175 Day's run surfaced    : 143 nm  
      Lat.    = 4° 20' N    "       "   submerged:   21 nm = 164 nm.  
      Long. = 0° 48' W    
      S 1-2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    13.03   Surfaced.  
    16.00 EV 8427    
    20.00 EV 8439    
    24.00 EV 8529    
    12.05.43 South of Togo    
    04.00 EV 8619    
    08.00 EV 8635    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 08.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 09.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 10.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 11.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 12.05.43
 
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    12.05.43      
    12.00 EV 8368 Day's run surfaced    : 212 nm  
      Lat.    = 4° 34' N    "       "   submerged:     3 nm = 215 nm.  
      Long. = 1° 34' E    
      S 2-3, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.00 EV 8348    
    20.00 EV 8258    
    24.00 EV 8247    
    13.05.43 South of Togo    
    04.00 EV 8156    
    08.00 EV 8146    
    09.24 EV 8145 Dived for land-based aircraft.  
    12.00 EV 8145 Day's run surfaced    : 180 nm  
      Lat.    = 4° 34' N    "       "   submerged:     5 nm = 185 nm.  
      Long. = 0° 50' W    
      S 2, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. medium, 1006 mb    
    14.08 - 14.17 EV 8148 Surfaced to air the boat.  
    16.00 EV 8147    
    19.05 EV 8147 Surfaced.  
    24.00 EV 7357 Going to Schnorr.  
    14.05.43 South of Takoradi    
    04.00 EV 7344    
    07.53 EV 7364 Dived.  
    12.00 EV 7359 Day's run surfaced    : 119 nm  
      Lat.    = 4° 37' N    "       "   submerged:   29 nm = 148 nm.  
      Long. = 1° 23' W    
      W 1-2, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. good, 1005 mb    
    14.06   Surfaced.  
    14.35 EV 7385 Dived for land-based aircraft.  
    18.11 EV 7387 Surfaced.  
    18.14   Dived for Lockheed Hudson.  
    19.05 EV 7621 Surfaced.  
    24.00 EV 7562    
    15.05.43 South of Takoradi    
    04.00 EV 7581    
    08.53 EV 7735 Dived for land-based aircraft.  
    12.00 EV 7755 Day's run surfaced    : 113 nm  
      Lat.    = 3° 07' N    "       "   submerged:   22 nm = 135 nm.  
      Long. = 2°58' W    
      SW 2, Sea 2, 8/10, highly variable visibility, 1006 mb    
    12.45   Surfaced.  
    14.06 EV 7762 Dived for land-based aircraft.  
    16.02 EV 7792 Surfaced.  
    20.00 FG 1161    
    24.00 FG 1145    
    16.05.43 South of the Ivory Coast    
    04.00 FF 3394    
    08.00 FF 3377    
    10.45 FF 3289 Dived for Sunderland.  
    12.00 FF 3289 Day's run surfaced    : 147 nm  
      Lat.    = 1° 33' N    "       "   submerged:     8 nm = 155 nm.  
      Long. = 4°59' W    
      S 2-3, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. medium, 1006 mb    
           
Sun and Moon Data 12.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 13.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 14.05.43
Sun and Moon Data 15.05.43
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    16.05.43      
    13.37   Surfaced.  
    13.58   Dived for 2 land-based aircraft.  
    15.15 FF 3288 Surfaced and dived for Sunderland.  
    18.15 FF 3222 Surfaced.  
    20.00 FF 3511    
    24.00 FF 3417    
    17.05.43 South of Cape Palmas    
    04.00 FF 2628    
    08.00 FF 2535    
    12.00 FF 2515 Day's run surfaced    : 166 nm  
      Lat.    = 1° 18' N    "       "   submerged:   15 nm = 181 nm.  
      Long. = 8°05' W    
      S 2-3, Sea 2, 5/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.00 FF 2443    
    20.00 FF 1655    
    24.00 FF 1565    
    18.05.43 South of Freetown    
    04.00 FF 1545    
    08.00 FF 1443    
    12.00 FE 3655 Day's run surfaced: 232 nm.  
      Lat.    = 1°   02' N    
      Long. = 12°16' W    
      S 2-3, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. good, 1008 mb    
    16.00 FE 3564    
    20.00 FE 3465    
    24.00 FE 3446    
    19.05.43 South of Freetown    
    04.00 FE 2656    
    08.00 FE 2569    
    12.00 FF 2573 Day's run surfaced: 227 nm.  
      Lat.    = 0 °   53' N    
      Long. = 16°07' W    
      SE 1-2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. good, 1008 mb    
    16.00 FE 2482    
    20.00 FE 1668    
    24.00 FE 1643    
    20.05.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    01.11 - 01.27   Test dive.  
    04.00 FE 1528    
    08.00 FE 1435    
    12.00 FE 1411 Day's run surfaced    : 233 nm  
      Lat.    = 1°   28' N    "       "   submerged:     1 nm = 234 nm.  
      Long. = 19°55' W    
      SE 2-3, Sea 2, 7/10, Vis. good, 1009 mb    
    16.00 FD 3376    
    20.00 FD 3259    
    24.00 FD 3163    
    21.05.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 FD 3115    
    08.00 ES 8988    
    12.00 ES 8897 Day's run surfaced: 231 nm.  
      Lat.    = 2°   28' N    
      Long. = 23°42' W    
           
Sun and Moon Data 16.05.43
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    21.05.43      
    12.00 SE 1-2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. good, 1009 mb    
    16.00 FD 2234    
    20.00 ES 8895    
    24.00 ES 8882    
    22.05.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ES 8882    
    08.00 ES 8882 Rendezvoused with Schnorr.  
    12.00 ES 8868 Day's run surfaced: 137 nm.  
      Lat.    = 2°   26' N    
      Long. = 24°03' W    
      SE 1-2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. good, 1005 mb    
    16.00 FD 2221    
    24.00 FD 2222    
    23.05.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    12.00 ES 8886 Day's run surfaced: 74 nm  
      Lat.    = 2°   26' N    
      Long. = 24°06' W    
      SE 2-3, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    17.00 FD 2222 Resupply completed.  4 Atos and 35 day's provisions taken over.  
    20.16 -      
    21.00   Test dive.  
    24.00 ES 8897    
    24.05.43 Southwest of Freetown    
    04.00 ES 8973    
    08.00 ES 8964    
    12.00 ES 9716 Day's run surfaced    : 150 nm  
      Lat.    = 3°   06' N    "       "   submerged:     3 nm = 153 nm.  
      Long. = 22°22' W    
      SE 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.00 ES 9498    
    20.00 ES 9515    
    24.00 ES 9523    
    25.05.43      
    04.00 ES 9374    
    08.00 ES 9382    
    12.00 ES 7144 Day's run surfaced: 192 nm  
      Lat.    = 4°   38 N    
      Long. = 19°52' W    
      SE 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.00 ET 7138    
    20.00 ET 4889    
    24.00 ET 4972    
    26.05.43 West of Freetown    
    00.21 -      
    00.16   Test dive.  
    04.00 ET 4967    
    08.00 ET 5743    
    11.13 ET 5734 Dived  
    12.00 ET 5735 Day's run surfaced    : 207 nm  
      Lat.    = 5°   51' N    "       "   submerged:     5 nm = 212 nm.  
      Long. = 16°29' W    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 21.05.43
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    26.05.43      
    12.00 E 2, Sea 1-2, 8/10, Vis. good, 1005 mb    
    16.18 ET 5733 Surfaced.  
    20.00 ET 5586    
    24.00 ET 5648    
    27.05.43 South of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 5624    
    08.45 ET 5399 Dived.  
    12.00 ET 6174 Day's run surfaced    : 141 nm  
      Lat.    = 7°   01' N    "       "   submerged:   15 nm = 156 nm.  
      Long. = 14°28' W    
      SSE 2, Sea 1, 9/10, Vis. medium, 1007 mb    
    16.00 ET 6175    
    20.24 ET 6154 Surfaced.  
    24.00 ET 6166    
    28.05.43 West of Liberia    
    04.00 ET 6254    
    08.34 ET 6269 Dived.  
    12.00 ET 6371 Day's run surfaced    : 89 nm  
      Lat.    = 7°   11' N    "       "   submerged: 26 nm = 115 nm.  
      Long. = 12°27' W    
      WNW 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. medium, rain showers, 1006 mb    
    16.00 ET 6372    
    20.00 ET 6376 Surfaced.  
    24.00 ET 6634    
    29.05.43 West of Liberia    
    04.00 EU 4418    
    08.22 EU 4459 Contact on a corvette, entering "Monrovia".  
    08.59 EU 4467 Dived.  
    12.00 EU 4469 Day's run surfaced    : 104 nm  
      Lat.    = 6°   19' N    "       "   submerged:   25 nm = 129 nm.  
      Long. = 11°00' W    
      NW 2, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. good, 1005 mb    
    16.00 EU 4571    
    20.39 EU 4574 Surfaced, roadstead of "Monrovia" empty.  
    24.00 EU 4456    
    30.05.43 West of Liberia    
    04.00 EU 4418    
    08.22 ET 6631 Dived for aircraft.  
    12.00 ET 6388 Day's run surfaced    : 98 nm  
      Lat.    = 6°   55' N    "       "   submerged: 25 nm = 123 nm.  
      Long. = 12°12' W    
      SE 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. good, 1006 mb    
    16.00 ET 6387    
    20.05 ET 6298 Surfaced.  
    24.00 ET 6268    
    31.05.43 West of Liberia    
    04.00 ET 6247    
    09.10 ET 6167 Dived.  
    12.00 ET 6186 Day's run surfaced    : 116 nm  
           "       "   submerged:   24 nm = 140 nm.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 26.05.43
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    31.05.43      
    12.00 SE 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. good, 1007 mb    
    16.00 ET 6444    
    20.09 ET 6244 Surfaced.  
    24.00 ET 6259    
    01.06.43 West of Liberia    
    04.00 ET 6373    
    08.33 ET 6632 Dived.  
    12.00 ET 6633 Day's run surfaced    : 102 nm  
      Lat.    = 6°   49' N    "       "   submerged:   21 nm = 123 nm.  
      Long. = 11°52' W    
      S 2, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. medium, 1007 mb    
    16.00 EU 4414    
    20.07 EU 4415 At periscope depth, 2 double-smokestakers, 1 large tanker.  1 Lockheed Hudson as air-escort, course 290°, 15 nm.  Proceeding submerged.    
    21.13 EU 4411 Surfaced.  In contact with convoy.  
    23.06 ET 6623 While maneuvering ahead at the limit of visibility a destroyer appeared at high speed.  Detection could not be confirmed by Metox.  Pressed ahead submerged.  
    23.25 ET 6623 Surfaced.  
    24.00 ET 6388 Again destroyer appeared, despite large range and very dark night.  Star shells, crash dive!  Asdic, cracking noises at depth 2A +20 meters, very well placed depth charges from 2 destroyers. Failures.  
    02.06.43 West of Liberia    
    02.45 ET 6622 Surfaced.  
    04.00 ET 6626    
    08.35 EU 4446 Dived.  
    12.00 EU 4446 Day's run surfaced    : 95 nm  
      Lat.    = 6°   22' N    "       "   submerged: 35 nm = 130 nm.  
      Long. = 11°22' W    
      SE 2-3, Sea 2, overcast, Vis. medium, 1006 mb    
    16.00 EU 4456    
    20.02 EU 4467 Surfaced.  
    24.00 EU 4574    
    03.06.43 West of Liberia    
    04.00 EU 4574    
    08.33 EU 4815 Dived.  
    12.00 EU 4815 Day's run surfaced    : 89 nm  
      Lat.    =   5° 51 N    "       "   submerged: 22 nm.  
      Long. =  10° 42' W    
      SW 2, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. good, 1008 mb    
    16.00 EU 4815    
    20.05 EU 4829 Surfaced.  
    24.00 EU 4865    
    04.06.43 West of Liberia    
    04.00 EU 4979    
    08.50 EU 4979 Dived.  
    12.00 EU 7321 Day's run surfaced    : 95 nm  
           "       "   submerged: 24 nm = 119 nm.  
           
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    04.06.43 1006 mb    
    12.00 S 2, Sea 2, light S-swell, Vis, good,    
      Lat.    = 5° 05' N    
      Long. = 9 °36' W    
    16.00 EU 7322    
    17.00   Surfaced.  
    19.40 EU 7365 Dived for 4-engine land-based aircraft.  
    20.16   Surfaced.  
    24.00 EU 8181    
    05.06.43 Cape Palmas    
    04.00 EU 8193    
    08.19 EU 8287 Dived.  
    12.00 Cape Palmas Day's run surfaced    : 114 nm  
      EU 8523    "       "   submerged:   20 nm.  
      Lat.    = 4° 10' N    
      Long. = 7°40' W    
      S 1, Sea 1, 5/10, light S-swell, Vis. good, 1007 mb    
    16.00 EU 8531    
    17.01   Surfaced.  
    20.00 EU 8512    
    24.00 EU 8189    
    06.06.43 West of Liberia    
    04.00 EU 8172    
    08.36 EU 7361 Dived.  
    12.00 EU 7339 Day's run surfaced    : 143 nm  
      Lat.    = 4° 56' N    "       "   submerged:   18 nm.  
      Long. = 9°22' W    
      S 2, Sea 1-2, overcast, Vis. medium, 1006 mb    
    16.00 EU 7326    
    20.01 EU 7326 Surfaced.  
    24.00 EU 4975    
    07.06.43 West of Liberia    
    04.00 EU 4865    
    08.51 EU 4828 Surfaced.  
    12.00 EU 4812 Day's run surfaced    : 101 nm  
      Lat.    = 5°   58' N    "       "   submerged:   14 nm.  
      Long. = 10°46' W    
      SW 2, Sea 1, overcast, Vis. medium, rain squalls, 1005 mb    
    16.30 EU 4577 At periscope depth aircraft circling.  Sound bearing 245°T.  
    16.46 EU 4577 Surfaced.  Smoke clouds sighted at long range in rain squalls.  Chased after.    
    16.58   Flying boat departs to land ahead of a rain squall.  Closing, searching among persistent rain squalls, contact keeper messages can not be transmitted because of poor conditions.  
    1919 EU 4481 Contact on 2 escorts, convoy course 290°, distance 8 nm.  Closed, approximately 8 freighters 7-8 escorts, broad formation.    
    23.33 ET 6669 A destroyer, which was not with convoy previously, approached at high speed despite very  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 04.06.43
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    07.06.43   dark night, changed course without success, star shells, crash dive, depth charges from two vessels.  Very well-placed, close in depth, cracking noises.  Tube IV admits water, starboard shaft making loud striking noises.  Decide to return to base, also due to damaged diesel clutches.  
    Continued    
    23.33    
    08.06.43 South of Freetown    
    02.07   Propeller noises from 2 escorts.  Depth charges, medium distance.  
    03.33 ET 6667 Surfaced.  Return to base.  
    09.07 ET 6567 Dived.  
    12.00 ET 6567 Day's run surfaced    : 149 nm  
      Lat.    = 6°   22' N    "       "   submerged:   32 nm = 181 nm.  
      Long. = 12°56' W    
      SW 2, Sea 1-2, overcast, continual rain showers, moderate to poor visibility, 1005 mb    
    16.00 ET 6556    
    20.05 ET 6556 Surfaced.  
    24.00 ET 6433    
    09.06.43 West of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 6181    
    08.00 ET 5361    
    12.00 ET 5312 Day's run surfaced    : 166 nm  
      W 2, Sea 1, 5/10, Vis. good, 1007 mb    "       "   submerged:   22 nm = 188 nm.  
    16.00 ET 2873    
    20.00 ET 2755    
    24.00 ET 1922    
    10.06.43 West of Freetown    
    04.00 ET 1593    
    08.00 ET 1543    
    12.00 ET 1192 Day's run surfaced: 255 nm.  
      Lat.    = 9°   51' N    
      Long. = 19°10' W    
      NNE 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. good, 1008 mb    
    16.00 ET 1124    
    20.00 EJ 9965    
    22.17 -      
    22.47   Test dive.  
    24.00 EJ 9922    
    11.06.43 Southeast of Cape Verde Islands  
    04.00 EJ 9617    
    08.00 EJ 9238    
    12.00 EJ 9231 Day's run surfaced    : 236 nm  
      Lat.    = 13° 02' N    "       "   submerged:     1 nm = 237 nm.  
      Long. = 21°04' W    
      NE 2, Sea 2, 6/10, Vis. good, 1008 mb    
    16.00 EJ 6864    
    20.00 EJ 6579    
    24.00 EJ 6541    
    12.06.43 Cape Verde Islands    
    04.00 EJ 6195    
           
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    12.06.43      
    08.00 EJ 6128    
    12.00 EJ 3773 Day's run surfaced: 230 nm.  
      Lat.    = 16° 10' N    
      Long. = 22°23' W    
      NE 3, Sea 2, light NE-swell, 3/10, Vis. medium to good, 1007 mb    
    16.00 EJ 2935    
    20.00 EJ 2667    
    24.00 EJ 2397    
    13.06.43 North of the Cape Verde Islands  
    04.00 EJ 2337    
    08.00 DT 8991    
    12.00 DT 8931 Day's run surfaced: 210 nm.  
      Lat.    = 19° 26' N    
      Long. = 22°50' W    
      NE 4, Sea 3, light NE-swell, Vis. medium to good, 7/10, 1010 mb    
    16.00 DT 8664    
    20.00 DT 8386    
    24.00 DT 8352    
    14.06.43 North of the Cape Verde Islands  
    04.00 DT 5982    
    08.00 DT 5922    
    12.00 DT 5654 Day's run surfaced: 196 nm.  
      Lat.    = 22° 40' N    
      Long. = 23°11' W    
      NNE 4, Sea 3-4, light NE-swell, 7/10, Vis. good, 1012 mb    
    16.00 DT 5376    
    20.00 DT 5319    
    24.00 DT 2948    
    15.06.43 Southwest of the Canary Islands  
    04.00 DT 2678    
    07.20 DT 2642 Dived,  Diesel repairs.  
    12.00 DT 2618 Day's run surfaced    : 166 nm  
      Lat.    = 25° 29' N    "       "   submerged:     5 nm = 171 nm.  
      Long. = 23°22' W    
      NE 5, Sea 3-4, medium to high NE-swell, 3/10, Vis. good, 1012 mb    
    13.26 DT 2618 Surfaced.  
    16.00 DT 2378    
    20.00 DT 2342    
    24.00 DH 7777    
    16.06.43 Southwest of the Canary Islands  
    04.15 -      
    10.57 DH 7744 Dived due to the weather.  
    12.00 DH 7714 Day's run surfaced    : 137 nm  
      Lat.    = 27° 24' N    "       "   submerged:     8 nm = 145 nm.  
      Long. = 23°23' W    
      NE 5, Sea 4, medium NE-swell, 5/10, Vis. good, 1014 mb    
    16.00 DH 7447    
    20.00 DH 7411    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 12.06.43
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    16.06.43      
    24.00 DH 4784    
    17.06.43 Northwest of the Canary Islands  
    12.00 DH 4194 Day's run surfaced: 230 nm.  
      Lat.    = 31° 21' N    
      Long. = 22°40' W    
      ENE 4, Sea 2, light NE-swell, 3/10, Vis. good, 1019 mb    
    16.00 DH 4135    
    20.00 DH 1766    
    24.00 DH 1499    
    18.06.43 Northwest of Madeira Island    
    04.00 DH 1515    
    08.00 DH 1247    
    12.00 CF 8778 Day's run surfaced: 216 nm.  
      Lat.    = 34° 50' N    
      Long. = 22°02' W    
      NE 2, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. good, 1022 mb    
    12.15 -      
    13.13 CF 8778 Dived for 4-engine land-based aircraft.  
    16.00 CF 8764    
    20.00 -      
    20.16 CF 8587 Dived for 4-engine land-based aircraft.  
    23.34 CF 8559    
    19.06.43 West of Spain    
    04.00 CF 8565    
    07.10 CF 8562 Surfaced.  
    12.00 CF 8386 Day's run surfaced    : 210 nm  
      Lat.    = 36° 47' N    "       "   submerged:   21 nm = 231 nm.  
      Long. = 19°08' W    
      SW 1-2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. good, 1022 mb    
    16.00 CF 9143    
    20.00 CF 6796    
    24.00 CF 6837    
    20.06.43 West of Portugal    
    00.07   Dived  
    04.00 CF 6835    
    06.35   Surfaced.  
    08.00 CF 6678    
    12.00 CF 6665 Day's run surfaced    : 207 nm  
      Lat.    = 38° 53' N    "       "   submerged:   14 nm = 221 nm.  
      Long. = 15°21' W    
      NW 3-4, increasing Sea 3, medium NW-swell, 5/10, Vis. good, 1021 mb    
    16.00 CG 4188    
    20.00 CG 4243    
    23.51 CG 1867 Dived.  
    21.06.43 West of Spain    
    04.00 CG 1868    
    07.03 CG 1866 Surfaced.  
    11.53 CG 1695 Dived for 2 land-based aircraft.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 17.06.43
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    21.06.43      
    12.00 CG 1925 Day's run surfaced    : 210 nm  
      Lat.    = 41° 18' N    "       "   submerged:   17 nm = 227 nm.  
      Long. = 11°50' W    
      NNO 4-6, Sea 3-4, NW-swell, overcast, Vis. good, 1021 mb    
    12.52   Surfaced.  
    16.00 CG 2428    
    20.00 CG 2273    
    23.08 CG 2261 Dived.  
    24.00 CG 2234    
    22.06.43 Bay of Biscay    
    04.00 BF 7889    
    06.22 BF 7886 Surfaced.  
    08.00 BF 7868    
    09.47 BF 7943 Dived for 2 land-based aircraft.  
    10.07   Surfaced.  
    12.00 BF 7934 Day's run surfaced    : 169 nm  
      Lat.    = 43° 41' N    "       "   submerged:   33 nm = 202 nm.  
      Long. =   8°19' W    
      NE 3, Sea 2, 1/10, Vis. good, 1024 mb    
    16.00 BF 8456    
    20.00 BF 8294    
    22.50 BF 8262 Dived.  
    24.00 BF 8262    
    23.06.43 Bay of Biscay    
    04.00 BF 8236    
    06.07 BF 8233 Surfaced.  
    08.00 BF 5871    
    09.17 BF 5817 Dived for 2 land-based aircraft.  
    12.00 BF 5811 Day's run surfaced    : 196 nm  
      Lat.    = 46° 25' N    "       "   submerged:   31 nm = 227 nm.  
      Long. =   5°26' W    
      NE 1, Sea 1, 1/10, Vis. good, 1027 mb    
    24.06.43 Bay of Biscay    
    06.28   Surfaced.  Taken up by escort of 3 T-boats.  
    14.15 Lorient Arrived with bottom mine escort.  
           
        Overall results:  
        11 loaded ships of 66000 GRT.  
          1 hit on                  6000 GRT.  
        ======================  
           
        On board, 24 June 1943.  
           
                              
                                 Kaptlt. and Kommandant  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 21.06.43
Sun and Moon Data 22.06.43
Sun and Moon Data 23.06.43
Sun and Moon Data 24.06.43

  Appendices to U-515's KTB - click on the text at left to proceed to the documents
   
Track Chart NA A Track Chart of North Atlantic (Part A Northern half)
Track Chart NA B Track Chart of North Atlantic (Part B Southern half)
   
Track Chart MA A Track Chart of Central Atlantic (Part A Northern half)
Track Chart MA B Track Chart of Central Atlantic (Part B Southern half)
   
Track Chart SA A Track Chart of South Atlantic (Part A Northern half)
Track Chart SA B Track Chart of South Atlantic (Part B Southern half)

 
 
     
 

Commentary of the Commander in Chief U-boats

 
 
On the K.T.B. of "U-515" (Henke) from 7.1 - 25.6.43.
 
 

 

 
 
An excellently accomplished, fortunate patrol, the boat achieved a proud success due to the aggressiveness and tenacity of its commander.
 
Accredited successes:
1 Steamer 8300
GRT
Sunk
1 Steamer 2357
"
"
1 Freighter 6000
"
"
1 Tanker 7000
"
"
1 Freighter 6000
"
"
1 Freighter 7000
"
"
1 Freighter 5000
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"
1 Freighter 6000
"
"
1 Freighter 6000
"
"
1 Freighter 6000
"
"
1 Freighter 7000
"
"
1 Steamer 4544
'
"
 
                                   12 ships of 71201 GRT sunk  
     
   

For the Commander in Chief U-boats

 
   
- The Chief of Operations -
 
   
i.V.
 
 
                                      
     
                                                  
                                                                        
     
 


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