U-516 - 1st War Patrol

Translation by Jerry Mason

Departed
Date
Arrived
Date
Days at Sea
Kiel
12 August 1942
Kristiansand
13 August 1942
2
Kristiansand
15 August 1942
Lorient
14 November 1942
92

 

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Ships Hit
Date
KTB Time
Position
Ship
Tons
Nationality
Convoy
27 Aug 42
03.15
51°39'N, 22°45'W
PORT JACKSON (damaged)
9,687
British
 
31 Aug 42
01.59 - 04.26
41°27'N, 28°46'W
JACK CARNES
10,907
American
 
19 Sep 42
06.48
11°51'N, 59°27'W
WICHITA
6,174
American
 
28 Sep 42
09.15
6°09'N, 53°21'W
ANTONICO
1,223
Brazilian
 
30 Sep 42
04.10 - 05.01
7°15'N, 55°15'W
ALIPORE
5,273
British
 
24 Oct 42
11.07
13°09'N, 47°09'W
HOLMPARK
5,780
British
 
     
 Total = 39,044
   
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.


 
 
           
           
           
           
              
            Kriegstagebuch  "  U  516  "  
           
                        (4. Unterseebootsflottille)  
           
           
                For the period from  
                        10.3.42 - 14.11.42  
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
                                                 
           
           
           
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    10.03.42 Deutsche Werft Commissioning.  
    Hamburg Finkenwerder    
           
    10.03. - 28.03.42 Deutsche Werft General training.  
    Hamburg Finkenwerder    
           
    28.03. - 31.03.42 U-boat Base    
    Hamburg Tollerort U.A.K. testing.  
           
    31.03. - 21.04.42 Deutsche Werft Independent training.  
    Hamburg Finkenwerder    
           
    21.04. - 04.05.42 U-boat Base Kiel N.E.K., T.E.K., and U.A.K. testing.  
           
    04.05. - 07.05.42 Deutsche Werke Repair of the rod antenna.  
    Kiel    
           
    07.05 - 14.05.42 U-Boat Base N.E.K. testing, ammunition loading and independent training.  
    Kiel    
           
    11.05.42 U-boat Base Due to illness of the Kommandanten transfer of command to Korv.Kpt. Paukstadt.  
    Kiel  
           
    15.05 - 16.05.42 Rönne Sound trials.  
           
    17.05 - 19.05.42 Stettin Cooperation with 4. U.Flottille.  
           
    20.05. - 21.05.42 Danzig Independent training.  
           
    22.05.42 Danzig U.A.G. I testing.  
           
    23.05. - 26.05.42 Danzig Whitsun Holiday  
           
    27.05. - 30.05.42 Gotenhafen T.E.K. testing.  
           
    27.05.42 Gotenhafen Korv.Kpt. Wiebe takes command again.  
           
    31.05. - 01.06.42 Danzig Independent training.  
    (25.U.Flottille)    
           
    01.06. - 13.06.41 Hela Agru-Front.  
    War Harbor    
           
    14.06. - 30.06.42 Danzig Artillery shooting (14.06.), shipyard period (15.06. - 21.06.), independent training, torpedo firing.  
           
    01.07. - 10.07.42 Eastern Baltic Tactical training with the 27. U.Flottille.  
           
    10.07. - 12.07.42 Baltic, Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, Elbe Transfer cruise to Hamburg.  
           
           
           
 
 
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    13.07. - 08.08.42 Deutsche Werft Final adjustments and overhaul and torpedo loading.  
    Hamburg Finkenwerder    
    U-boat Base Hamburg    
         
    09.08. - 11.08.42 U-boat Base Ammunition loading, outfitting, degaussing, radio direction finder calibration, magnetic compass compensation, final trim test, conference.  
    Kiel  
         
    12.08.42 U-boat Base Put to sea for war patrol.  
      Kiel    
                                   
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
 

 

 
 
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
                                  K  r  i  e  g  s  t  a  g  e  b  u  c  h  
                                -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-  
           
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                                   Unterseebootes  "  U   5  1  6  "  
                                -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-  
           
      Kommandant        : Korvettenkapitän    W  i  e  b  e  
           
      Beginning              : 12 August 1942.  
           
      Concluding           : 14 November 1942.  
           
                                                 -.-.-.-.-.-  
           
     
Distribution          :    
Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine Copy No. 1 and 2
Befehlshaber der Unterseeboote     "      " 3
2. Admiral der Unterseeboote     "      " 4
10. Unterseebootesflottille     "      " 5
27. U.-Flottille, for 2. U.L.D., and 25. U.-Flottille     "      " 6
Agru-Front, Kaptlt, Jebsen for 1. U.L.D.,    
                      24. U.-Flottille and 26. U.-Flottille     "      " 7
 
           
     
Enclosures           :    
2 Track charts To    "      " 1, 3, 4, 5.
1 Excerpt of the Radio Log   "     "      " 3, 4, 5.
13 Torpedo firing reports   "     "      " 3, 4, 5.
 
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
 
 
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      Baltic Exit    
    12.08.42 Kiel, U-boat Base Cast off from U-boat Pier together with U-514, U-515, and U-92.  
    07.40 Friedrichsort Barrier Passed.  
    08.00 SWbyW 4, Sea 3, overcast, Vis. 15 nm   Transit.  
      Abeam Laboe    
    10.15 Position "Rot 15" Taken in convoy, consisting of a Sperrbrecher.  
    12.00 AO 7469    
      WNW 3, Sea 3, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
      Day's run:  54.0 nm    
    16.00 AO 7195    
      WNW 3-4, Sea 3, 6/10, Vis. 10 nm    
    19.11 AO 7137 Old escort was replaced by patrol boat "906".  
    20.00 AO 7214    
      WSW 2, Sea 2-3, 3/10, Vis. 10 nm    
                                                       
    13.08.42      
    00.00 AO 4754    
      WSW 3, Sea 2-3, 4/10, Vis. 4 nm    
    04.00 AO 4486    
      SSE 3, Sea 3, overcast, Vis. 5 nm    
    08.00 AO 4451    
      SbyE 3, Sea 3-4, overcast, Vis. 7 nm    
    09.17 AO 4442   Test dive.  
    09.32 AO 4442   Surfaced.  
    12.00 AN 3638    
      SSW 4, Sea 3-4, overcast, Vis. 8 nm    
      Day's run:  235.0 nm    
    16.00 AN 3616    
      WSW 4, Sea 3-4, 6/10    
    16.55 Outer entrance Kristiansand. Passed.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 12.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 13.08.42
 
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      Skagerrak    
    continued      
    13.08.42      
    17.42 Kristiansand Made fast for fuel and drinking water supply.  
    20.00 Kristiansand Departure not possible due to mining of the route.  
                                                       
    14.08.42      
    00.00 Kristiansand    
      SW 3, 5/10    
    04.00 Kristiansand    
      SE 3, 5/10    
    08.00 SW 3, blue sky, Sea 1    
    12.00 SW 3, blue sky, Sea 1    
      Day's run:  40 nm    
    16.00 SW 3, blue sky    
    20.00 SW 2, blue sky    
                                                       
    15.08.42      
    00.00 SW 2, blue sky    
    04.00 SW 0-1, 6/10    
    04.30 Kristiansand Cast off with convoy (Torpedo Boat "ZACK", M 1103, Patrol Boat 5101, Coastal Watch Ship "HERMANN" and 5 steamers).  
    06.07 AN 3614   Test dive.  
    06.17 AN 3614   Surfaced.  
    08.00 AN 3537    
      Wind 0, Sea 0, 7/10, Vis. 10 nm    
    12.00 AN 3278    
      Wind 0, Sea 0, 9/10, Vis. 10 nm    
      Day's run:  73.0 nm    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 13.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 14.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 15.08.42
 
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      North Sea    
    continued      
    15.08.42      
    16.00 AN 3161 Released from convoy.  
      SSE 3, Sea 3, 7/10, Vis. 12 nm    
    19.58 AN 4339   Deep dive attempt.  
    10.00 AN 4339 Chirping sounds are determined at the port propeller.  
        Port propeller was contacted by U-514 while casting off in Kristiansand.  
    13.23 AN 4333   Surfaced.  
    23.44 AN 2899 Requested to enter Bergen to examine the propeller by Radio Message 2344/19.  
                                                       
    16.08.42      
    00.00 AN 2899    
      SSE 4, Sea 4, overcast, Vis. 3 nm    
    01.33 AN 2893 Received orders to enter Bergen by Radio Message 0133/20.  
    04.00 AN 2863    
      SSE 4, Sea 5, overcast, Vis. 2 nm, rain    
    04.20 AN 2863   Test dive.  
    07.02 AN 2839   Surfaced.  
    08.00 AN 2833    
      SSE 5, Sea 5, overcast, Vis. 3 nm    
    09.37 AN 2476   Crash dive for training.  
          Transit to the coast.  
    12.00 AN 2484    
      SSE 5, Sea 4, overcast, rain, Vis. 1-2 nm, misty    
      Day's run:  175.0 nm    
    12.10 AN 2484   Surfaced.  Norwegian coast in sight.  Navigation fix by soundings and bearings, difference between dead reckoning and actual position 33°T, 8.5 nm.  Headed for Korsfjord with zigzag courses.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 15.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 16.08.42
 
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      North Sea    
    continued      
    16.08.42      
    13.31 AN 2484   Crash dive, abeam Marstein, to enter Korsfjord.  
    14.32 AN 2485   Surfaced.  Recognition Signal and passing report to Signal Station.  
    14.35 AN 2485   Crash dive, transit through Korsfjord.  
          Surfaced.  Taken in convoy,  Patrol Boat "TARANTEL", pilot on board.  
    16.00 AN 2483    
    17.10 Bergen Released from convoy.  
      W 1, Sea 0-1, overcast, Vis. 5 nm    
    17.50 Bergen Made fast Marineholm.  
    20.00 Bergen    
      NW 2, overcast    
    24.00 NW 1, overcast    
                                                       
    17.08.42      
    00.00 Bergen    
    04.00 Bergen    
      NW 1, overcast    
    08.00 Bergen    
      SW 2, overcast    
    08.45 Bergen Cast off, shifted to Pumping Station 2.  
    10.00 Bergen Dry-docked to examine the propeller.  Port Propeller is torn.  Propeller edge bent.  
    12.00 Bergen    
      SW 3, overcast, rain    
      Day's run:  36.0 nm    
    16.00 SW 2, overcast, rain    
    19.30 Bergen Undocked, propeller repairs ended.  
    20.00 Bergen Made fast, fuel oil and drinking water taken over.  
      (fuel oil bunker)    
      SW 2, overcast, rain    
    21.10 Bergen Cast off.  
      (fuel oil bunker)    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 16.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 17.08.42
 
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      North Sea    
    continued      
    17.08.42      
    2x.x0 Bergen    
      (Marineholm) Made fast.  
                                                       
    18.08.42      
    00.00 SW 2, overcast, rain    
    04.00 SW 3, overcast, rain    
    08.00 SW 3, overcast, rain    
    xx.xx Bergen Cast off for trim and sound trial.  
      (Marineholm)    
    12.00 Bergen    
      SW 3, Sea overcast, rain    
      Day's run:  8.0 nm   Dived.  
    1x.xx Bergen   Surfaced.  No sounds determined at the port propeller.  
    16.00 SW 3-4, overcast, Rain    
    1x.x5 Bergen Made fast.  
      (Marineholm)    
    xx.x0 SW 3, overcast Put to sea.  
    xx.30 Bergen Taken in convoy (Patrol Boat "TARANTEL").  
    xx.x5 Hjelte Fjord Released from convoy.  
                                                       
    19.08.42      
    00.00 AN 2424   Transit through the Iceland Passage to Rockall Bank.  there deploy weather buoys.  
      SW 3-4, Sea 3, overcast, Vis. 1 nm  
    04.00 AN 2336    
      SSW 4, Sea 4-5, overcast, rain, Vis. 1 nm    
    xx.55 AN 2332   Crash dive for training.  
    08.00 AF 8787   Torpedo overhaul.  
    xx.20 AF 8784   Surfaced.  
    12.00 AF 8745    
      SSE 3-4, Sea 4, overcast, Vis. 3 nm    
      Day's run:  103.0 nm    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 17.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 18.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 19.08.42
 
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      North Sea    
    continued      
    19.08.42      
    16.00 AF 7932 2 drifting mines sighted.  
      SSE 3, Sea 2-3, overcast, Vis. 8 nm    
    20.00 AF 7663    
      ESE 3, Sea 2-3, 2/10, Vis. 10 nm    
                                                       
    20.08.42      
    00.00 AF 7391    
      S 5, Sea 3-4, 8/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 AF 7334    
      SSE 3, Sea 2-3, 5/10, Vis. 10 nm    
    06.00 AF 4994 1 drifting mine sighted.  
    08.00 AF 4959    
      SSE 2-3, Sea 3, 7/10, Vis. 10 nm    
    09.19 AF 4995   Test dive.  
    10.38 AF 4995   Surfaced.  
    12.00 AF 4943    
      SSE 4, Sea 3, 7/10, Vis. 4-5 nm, rain    
      Day's run:  187.0 nm    
    15.40 AF 4835   Crash dive for training.  
    16.00 AF 4835    
      SSE 3, Sea 3, fog, rain, Vis. 300 meters    
    19.17 AF 4831   Surfaced.  
    20.00 AF 4823    
      SSE 3, Sea 2-3, Swell, Vis. 0.5 nm    
                                                       
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 19.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 20.08.42
 
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      Norwegian Sea    
    21.08.42      
    00.00 AF 4811    
      S 2, Sea 1, overcast, Vis. 2 nm    
    04.00 AF 4722    
      SSE 3, Sea 3, 7/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    0x.54 AF 4721   Crash dive for training.  
    0x.28 AF 4713   Surfaced.  
    08.00 AF 4713    
      SSE 2-3, Sea 3, overcast, Vis. 5 nm    
    12.00 AE 6931    
      SSE 2-3, Sea 2, overcast, Vis. 5 nm    
      Day's run:  117.0 nm    
    1x.00 AE 6923   Crash dive for training.  
    16.00 AE 6923    
    1x.47 AE 6923   Surfaced.  
    20.00 AE 6833    
      SSE 2, Sea 2-3, fog, Vis. 200 meters    
    2x.20 AE 6825   Crash dive, fog, Vis. changing.  
                                                       
    22.08.42 Iceland Passage    
    00.00 AE 6824    
    0x.07 AE 6824   Surfaced.  
    0x.52 AE 6759   Crash dive for training.  
    04.00 AE 6759    
      NNW 3-4, Sea 3, overcast, rain, Vis. 1 nm changing    
    0x.51 AE 6784   Surfaced.  
    08.00 AE 6784   Transit at GF through the Iceland Passage.  
      NWbyW 2-3, Sea 0, overcast, Vis. 12 nm    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 21.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 22.08.42
 
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      Iceland Passage    
    continued      
    22.08.42      
    12.00 AE 8367 3 drifting mines sighted.  
      NWbyW 2-3, Sea 0, drizzle, Vis. 15 nm    
      Day's run:  221.0 nm    
    16.00 AE 8647    
      W 2, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    19.44 AE 8854   Crash dive for aircraft bearing 160°T, course 260°, land-based aircraft, altitude 400 meters.  
    20.00 AE 8854   Transit at depth A -20 meters.  
      W 3, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    21.10 AE 8846   Surfaced.  
    22.50 AE 8887   Crash dive for night transit through the air monitored area.  
                                                       
      West of Ireland    
    23.08.42      
    00.00 AM 1131    
    04.00 AM 1134    
    07.09 AM 1161   Surfaced.  
    07.15 AM 1161 U-179 surfaced 5 nm away.  
    08.00 AM 1167   Transit at GF to reach the deployment position for the weather buoy the following night before the arrival of bad weather.  
      WbyN 1-2, Sea 1-2, Vis. 10 nm  
    08.26 AM 1191   Crash dive for aircraft.  
    09.32 AM 1191   Surfaced.  
    12.00 AM 1364    
      WbyN 2, Sea 1-2, 8/10, Vis. 12 nm    
      Day's run:  238.8 nm    
    15.46 AM 1564   Crash dive for aircraft.  
    16.00 AM 1564    
    17.16 AM 1556   Surfaced.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 22.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 23.08.42
 
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      West of Ireland    
    continued      
    23.08.42      
    20.00 AM 1597    
    2x.xx AM 1765   Crash dive to head for the deployment position for the weather buoy.  
                                                       
    24.08.42      
    00.00 AM 1768    
    0x.xx AM 1768   Surfaced to deploy the first weather buoy.  
    0x.xx AM 1768 Weather buoy deployed undisturbed at 57°43'N, 14°15'W  
        Moved off to the west at 2 x HF.  
    04.00 AM 1754 Transit to the deployment position for the 2nd weather buoy at about 47°N and 28°W  
      SEbyE 2, Sea 3, 7/10, Vis. 4 nm  
    0x.xx AM 1754   Crash dive for training  
    08.00 AM 1745    
    0x.xx AM 1745   Surfaced.  
    12.00 AL 3982    
      ESE 6, Sea 5, drizzle, Vis. 6 nm    
      Day's run:  185.0 nm    
    16.00 AL 0322    
      ESE 6, Sea 5, overcast, rain, Vis. 4-5 nm    
    20.00 AL 0345    
      ESE 4, Sea 3, overcast, fog, Vis. 0.5 nm    
                                                       
    25.08.42      
    00.00 AL 3999    
      E 4, Sea 3, drizzle, Vis. 2 nm    
    04.00 AL 6253    
      ESE 3-4, Sea 4, drizzle, fog, Vis. 1 nm    
    08.00 AL 6282   Crash dive for training.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 23.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 24.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 25.08.42
 
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      West of Ireland    
    continued      
    25.08.42      
    08.00 AL 6281   Submerged transit and listening.  
    08.33 AL 6284   Surfaced.  A steamer in sight in lifting fog, course 210°, 12 knots, range = 8000 meters.  
    08.35 AL 6284   Crash dive.  To Action Stations.  By sound and periscope bearings plotted course 210°, 12 knots.  
    09.21 AL 6284   Surfaced.  Maneuvered ahead at the limit of visibility, at times the entire bridge and smokestack are seen.  
    09.35 AL 6284 Steamer out of sight in a fog bank. Visibility deteriorated to several nm. Closed under the assumption that the steamer had turned away.  
    10.09 AL 6513   Crash dive to detect sound bearing.  No sounds.  
    10.49 AL 6513   Surfaced, initiated search lines and pursued at highest speed.  Changing visibility.  
    12.00 AL 6527    
      NbyE 4, Sea 4, 8/10, Vis. 6-7 nm, changing    
      Day's run:  184.0 nm    
    16.00 AL 6815    
      NbyE 4, Sea 4, 8/10, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    20.00 AL 6787 Search broken off, came to course 219° at transit speed.  
      NW 4-5, Sea 4, overcast, rain, Vis. 3 nm    
                                                       
    26.08.42      
    00.00 AL 9117    
      NNW 6, Sea 3, drizzle, Vis. 4 nm    
    04.00 AL 8291    
      NNW 3-4, Sea 3, 8/10, Vis. 3 nm, lunar eclipse    
    08.00 AL 8525    
      NbyW 3, Sea 1-2, 6/10, Vis. 5 nm    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 25.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 26.08.42
 
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      West of Ireland    
    continued      
    26.08.42      
    12.00 AL 8548    
      NbyW, Sea 1-2, drizzle, Vis. 15 nm    
      Day's run:  230.0 nm    
    1x.xx AL 8521   Crash dive for training.  
    1x.xx AL 8524   Surfaced, came to course 219°.  
    16.00 AL 8524    
      WbyN 2-3, Sea 1-2, 2/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 AL 8547    
      WbyN 2, Sea 1, fog, Vis. 300 meters    
                                                       
    27.08.42      
    00.00 AL 8731    
      WSW 2, Sea 1, overcast, Vis. 2-3 nm, misty    
    0x.xx AL 8728 Steamer sighted bearing 180°T.  To Action Stations.  
    0x.xx AL 8728 4-fan miss.  
        Shooting data:  target speed = 15 knots, target angle = 90.5°, lead angle = 31°, target bearing = 11.5°, shooting angle = 340.5°, steering angle 5°, estimated range = 1500 meters, steamer took up 2/3 in the binoculars, unexplained miss.  Steamer ran 16-17 knots at the shot.  After expiration of the running track a 2-3 meter high explosion column is observed at the bow of the steamer.  It was suspected that the pistol initiator had not detonated the warhead.  
        Shortly after this observation the steamer turned away 90°,  Boat switches attack side and attempts to get in position for a stern shot on the starboard side.  Target angle is 140°, bearing steady.  At that decided for artillery operation, range = 2000 meters.  
        Steamer sees the boat gives SS-report (name "PORT JACKSON", 11206 GRT) and turns away.  Artillery operation was ordered and 2 hits realized, fire effect observed.  Steamer returns fire.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 26.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 27.08.42
 
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      West of Ireland    
    continued      
    27.08.42      
    03.15 AL 8728 Combat at increasing range, impacts in the vicinity.  Boat turns away 30° and continues.  14 shots of incendiary ammunition, steamer passes out of sight.  
    04.00 AL 8753   Transit, reloaded.  
      NNW 3, Sea 2-3, overcast, Vis. 1000 meters, foggy    
    05.15 AL 8764   Test dive.  
    06.19 AL 8756   Surfaced.  
    08.00 AL 8782    
      NW 1, Sea 1, Vis. 1 nm, fog    
    12.00 BE 1212    
      W 2, Sea 1, overcast, fog, Vis. 300 meters    
      Day's run:  143.0 nm    
    16.00 BE 1166    
      W 1, Sea 1, fog, Vis. 100-200 meters    
    20.00 BE 1189    
      W 3, Sea 1, fog, Vis. 1-2 nm    
                                                       
    28.08.42      
    00.00 BE 1443    
      W 2-3, Sea 1, overcast, mist, Vis. 500 meters    
    04.00 BE 3696    
      WNW 1, Sea 0, fog, Vis. 50 meters    
    08.00 BD 3934    
      SW 2, Sea 1, overcast, Vis. 2 nm    
    12.00 BD 3958    
      SW 3-4, Sea 2, overcast, Vis. 7 nm    
      Day's run:  172.0 nm    
    16.00 BD 6236    
      SW 4-5, Sea 3-4, overcast, Vis. 5 nm    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 27.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 28.08.42
 
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      West of Ireland    
    continued      
    28.08.42      
    20.00 BD 6267    
      NW 5, Sea 3-4, overcast, Vis. 15 nm    
                                                       
    29.08.42      
    00.00 BD 6289    
      W 4, Sea 5, 8/10, Vis. 8 nm    
    04.00 BD 6528    
      NW 6, Sea 5, 6/10, Vis. 4 nm    
    08.00 BD 6573    
      NWbyW 7, Sea 5, overcast, Vis. 4 nm    
    xx.xx BD 6812   Crash dive for training.  
    12.00 BD 6812   Proceeded submerged, low visibility, listening gear manned.  Due to too high seas at the deployment location for the weather buoy continued on.  
      Day's run:  162.0 nm  
    16.00 BD 6812    
    1x.x0 BD 6815   Surfaced.  
    20.00 BD 6817    
      NWbyW 8, Sea 6, overcast, Vis. 8 nm    
                                                       
    30.08.42 North of the Azores    
    00.00 BD 6817    
      NNW 6-7, Sea 6-7, 8/10, Vis. 1 nm    
    04.00 BD 6769    
      NbyW 3-4, Sea 3, overcast, Vis. 4 nm    
    08.00 BD 6797    
      N 3, Sea 3, 8/10, Vis. 5 nm    
    0x.xx BD 6786 Work to deploy the weather buoy.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 28.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 29.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 30.08.42
 
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      North of the Azores    
    continued      
    30.08.42      
    11.56 BD 6789 Deployed the weather buoy at 45°49'N, 28°39'W.  Steamer in sight bearing 120°, target angle 140°.  Maneuvered ahead at highest speed.  
    12.00 BD 6789 Maneuvered ahead at the limit of visibility.  While plotting course and speed the boat zigzags with the steamer at the limit of visibility.  Bearing is steady.  
      [weather illegible]  
    16.00 BD 6927 General course is 190°, 15 knots.  This struggle to get ahead is at such a low speed advantage that one can only gain if hunting course is exactly held over a period of several hours. Through cautious approach contact is again gained on the steamer at large intervals.  At dusk held on by closing at highest speed, lost sight. Plotted at general course and speed. Steamer is again in sight. Steamed up on its starboard side.  Came up slowly.  At target angle 50° steamer zigzagged towards, target angle 0°, turned away for a stern shot, the tanker is high out.  
      [weather illegible]  
    20.00 BD 69xx  
      [weather illegible]  
         
         
    31.08.42    
    00.00 CD 2388  
      [weather illegible]  
    01.59 CD 2628 Two-fan, target speed 15 knots, target angle 50°, depth 3 meters, shooting angle 15°, range = 600 meters.  One hit astern, tanker loses speed and turns towards.  Turned for a bow shot.  First coup de grâce miss target angle 30°, speed 0, range = 400 meters.  
    02.06 CD 2653 Artillery fire from bow and stern cannon.    Crash dive.  While diving torpedo hit in the bow.  While diving artillery impacts in the vicinity of the diving location.  Tanker lies high out, on an even keel, down by the bow, does not sink, underway slowly drives in circles.  
    04.00 CD 2659 Three further coup de grâce at changing depth settings 3 meters, 4 meters, 5 meters, forward and aft.  Tanker was down by the bow had a strong list.  Puts itself on an even keel and apparently floats on an air bubble.  Cannons are manned.  Tanker circles at low speed.  
      [weather illegible]  
        Because for the moment I am out of torpedoes,   surfaced to use artillery.  Attempted at high speed, to reach a favorable position, tanker continually turns stern to.  
           
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 30.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 31.08.42
 
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      North of the Azores    
    continued      
    31.08.42      
    04.00 CE 2659 Because a torpedo is ready, intend a shallow shot to destroy the upper deck integrity.  Ran towards the tanker, dived and shot a coup de grâce.  Surface runner.  Hit center.  
        Tanker breaks in two.  
    04.26 CE 2659 Bow and stern come together and sink.  
        Tanker "JACK CARNES", estimated 12000 tons, suspect naval tanker.  
        The duration of the hunt 17 hours.  
    04.33 CE 2658 Moved off to the west.  
    08.00 CE 2647  transit into the operations area ED 98.  
      WSW 3, Sea 2, 8/10, Vis. 5 nm    
    12.00 CE 2531    
      WSW 3, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
      Day's run:  325 nm    
    16.00 CE 2528    
      SSW 3, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 CE 2465    
      SW 3-4, Sea 2, 2/10, Vis. 14 nm    
                                                       
    01.09.42      
    00.00 CE 2458    
      SSW 7, Sea 5, 8/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 CE 2481    
      SW 7-8, Sea 7, 7/10, Vis. 1000 meters    
    06.38 CE 2473   dived for test and repair of the oil cooler.  
    08.00 CE 2473 Repair of the oil cooler.  
    12.00 CE 2474    
      Day's run:  121.7 nm    
    14.42 CE 1696  Surfaced.  
    16.00 CE 1698    
      WSW 4, Sea 4, 7/10, Vis. 13 nm    
    20.00 CE 1927    
      WbyN 3, Sea 1-2, 6/10, Vis. 15 nm    
           
Sun and Moon Data 31.08.42
Sun and Moon Data 01.09.42
 
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      West of the Azores    
    02.09.42      
    00.00 CE 1866 Receive orders by Radio Message to supply from "Vowe" in CD 8155 and take over torpedoes from "Engelmann" in the same square.  
      [weather illegible]  
    04.00 CE xxxx    
      [weather illegible]    
    08.00 CE xxxx    
      [weather illegible]    
    12.00 CE 4164    
      [weather illegible]    
      Day's run:  1x3.5 nm    
    16.00 CE 4173    
      [weather illegible]    
    20.00 CD 6398 Downloaded the over deck torpedoes.  
      [weather illegible]    
    22.00 CD 6398 Downloading ended.  
      [weather illegible]    
                                                       
    03.09.42      
    00.00 CD 6398    
      [weather illegible]    
    00.58 CD 6398   Test dive.  
    01.24 CD 6631  Surfaced.  
    04.00 CD 6624    
      [weather illegible]    
    08.00 CD 6563    
      [weather illegible]    
    12.00 CD 6559    
      [weather illegible]    
      Day's run:  131.0 nm    
    16.00 CD 6575    
      [weather illegible]    
    20.00 CD 6723    
      [weather illegible]    
                                                       
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 02.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 03.09.42
 
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      West of the Azores    
    04.09.42      
    00.00 CD xxxx    
      [weather illegible]    
    04.00 CD xxxx    
      [weather illegible]    
    08.00 CD xxxx    
           
    12.00 CD xxxx    
      [weather illegible]    
      Day's run:  1xx.0 nm    
    16.00 CD x889    
      [weather illegible]    
    20.00 CD x823    
      [weather illegible]    
                                                       
    05.09.42      
    00.00 CD 8162    
      [weather illegible]    
    04.00 CD 8161    
      [weather illegible]    
    08.00 CD 8161    
      [weather illegible]    
    12.00 CD 8155 Torpedo transfer from U-163 (6 Atos) with rubber boat and lifevests.  
      [weather illegible]  
      Day's run:  78.0 nm    
    16.00 CD 8155    
      [weather illegible]    
    20.00 CD 8155    
      [weather illegible]    
    21.00 CD 8155 Torpedo transfer ended, lubricating oil and provisions transfer from U-462.  Hose and tow pennant broken in the seas while hooking up.  Transfer broken off.  
      [weather illegible]  
           
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 04.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 05.09.42
 
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      West of the Azores    
    continued      
    05.09.42      
    23.30 CD 8155 Continuation of fuel oil transfer set up for next morning.  
        "Vowe" proceeds on course 270° at 2 knots for night transit.  
                                                       
    06.09.42      
    00.00 CD 8157    
      SW 2, Sea 1-2, 2/10, Vis. 9 nm    
    01.15 CD 8157   Test dive.  
    01.38 CD 8157  Surfaced.  Proceeded on course 270°, 2 knots, "Vowe" to port on parallel course, is out of sight for a while.  Course and speed held until morning.  
    04.00 CD 8149    
      W 1, Sea 1, blue sky, Vis. 2 nm    
    08.00 CD 8148    
      W 1, Sea 1, blue sky, Vis. 3 nm    
    09.00 CD 8157 U-462 is not in sight despite visibility of 15 nm.  Ran back to ordered meeting point and from there searched to the north, south and west each 1 hour, nothing seen.  
    12.00 CD 8157    
      W 3, Sea 2, 6/10, Vis. 10 nm    
      Day's run:  44.0 nm    
    16.20 CD 8155 Received Radio Message 1424/6/274:  "Wiebe" wait for bearing signals from "Vowe".  
    20.00 CD 8154    
      WSW 3, Sea 3, 6/10, Vis. 13 nm    
    21.50 CD 8154 Bearing signals heard in 270°T.  Ran towards.  Bearing signals shift to astern via starboard.  Turned towards and pursued on easterly courses.  
                                                       
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 05.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 06.09.42
 
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      West of the Azores    
    07.09.42      
    00.00 CD 8157    
      WSW 1, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. 5 nm    
    04.00 CD 8149    
      SbyW 4, Sea 3, 3/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    08.00 CD 8157    
      SSW 3, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    11.30 CD 8157 U-462 comes in sight.  
    12.00 CD 8158 Took over fuel oil, lubricating oil, provisions and 2 Atos and downloaded the Atos.  
      WbyS 3, Sea 3, 5/10, Vis. 15 nm  
      Day's run:  58.0 nm    
    16.00 CD 8182    
      WbyS 3, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 CD 8189    
      WbyS 3, Sea 1, 1/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    21.00 CD 8422 Transfer ended.  
    23.40 CD 8427   Test dive.  
                                                       
    08.09.42 Central Atlantic    
    00.00 CD 8451    
      SSW 3, Sea 2, 2/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    00.08 CD 8451  Surfaced.  
    04.00 CD 8447  Transit into the operations area ED 98.  
      SSW 1-2, Sea 1, 1/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    08.00 CD 7697    
      WSW 1, Sea 1, 1/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    12.00 CD 7924    
      SSW 1, Sea 0, 5/10, Vis. 15 nm    
      Day's run:  122.0 nm    
    16.00 CD 7947    
      SEbyE 2, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. 13 nm    
           
Sun and Moon Data 07.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 08.09.42
 
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      Central Atlantic    
    continued      
    08.09.42      
    20.00 DF 1132    
      SEbyE 1, Sea 0-1, 6/10, Vis. 14 nm    
                                                       
    09.09.42      
    00.00 DF 1156    
      SbyE 2, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. 5 nm    
    04.00 DF 1187    
      SE 1, Sea 0-1, 2/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    08.00 DF 1418    
      SbyE 2, Sea 0, 2/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    12.00 DE 3694    
      SEbyE 2, Sea 1, 1/10, Vis. 15 nm    
      Day's run:  169.0 nm    
    16.00 DE 3928    
      SE 2, Sea 0-1, 1/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 DE 3972    
      S 1, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 15 nm    
                                                       
    10.09.42      
    00.00 DE 6239    
      S 1, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 7-8 nm    
    04.00 DE 6283    
      SbyE 1, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    08.00 DE 6519    
      SbyE 1, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    12.00 DE 6493    
      SbyE 1, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 15 nm    
      Day's run:  194.0 nm    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 08.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 09.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 10.09.42
 
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      Central Atlantic    
    continued      
    10.09.42      
    16.00 DE 6737    
      SE 1, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    19.55 DE 6782   Crash dive for test dive.  
    20.00 DE 6782    
      SbyE 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.20 DE 6782  Surfaced.  
                                                       
    11.09.42      
    00.00 DE 9115    
      SbyE 2, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. 1-3 nm    
    04.00 DE 8369    
      S 1, Sea 0-1, 3/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    08.00 DE 8631    
      WSW 3, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    12.00 DE 8682 Downloaded 2 torpedoes from the over deck to the stern room.  
      SWbyW 4, Sea 2, 7/10, Vis. 2 nm  
      Day's run:  183.0 nm    
    16.00 DE 8942    
      SWbyW 2-3, Sea 2, 6/10 (rain), Vis. 7-8 nm    
    20.00 DE 8896    
      WbyS 3, Sea 2, 7/10, Vis. 8-9 nm    
                                                       
    12.09.42      
    00.00 DQ 1343    
      WbyS 3, Sea 3, 8/10, Vis. 7 nm    
    04.00 DQ 1293    
      WSW 3, Sea 1, Vis. 1-2 nm    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 10.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 11.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 12.09.42
 
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      Central Atlantic    
    continued      
    12.09.42      
    08.00 DQ 1533    
      WSW 3, Sea 1, 5/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    12.00 DQ 1557    
      WSW 3, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 12 nm    
      Day's run:  180.0 nm    
    16.00 DQ 1811    
      SW 2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 DQ 1761    
      SW 2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    22.46 DQ 1759   Crash dive for test dive.  
    23.06 DQ 1759  Surfaced.  
                                                       
    13.09.42      
    00.00 DQ 1785    
      ESE 1, Sea 0, 7/10, Vis. 7 nm    
    04.00 DQ 4118    
      SbyW 1, Sea 0-1, 4/10, Vis. 0.5 nm, misty    
    08.00 DP 6395    
      ESE 2, Sea 0-1, 3/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    12.00 DP 6628    
      ESE 2, Sea 0-1, 3/10, Vis. 10 nm    
      Day's run:  165.3 nm    
    14.00 DP 6654 Came to course 235°, ("Antigua" Island ahead) to detect traffic on the east side of the Antilles.  
    16.00 DP 6647    
      SE 2, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. 12 nm    
    20.00 DP 6589    
      SSE 3, Sea 0-1, 7/10, Vis. 14 nm    
                                                       
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 12.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 13.09.42
 
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      Central Atlantic    
    14.09.42      
    00.00 DP 6814    
      SSE 2, Sea 0, 3/10, Vis. 9 nm    
    04.00 DP 6756    
      SE 1, Sea 0, 1/10, Vis. 2-4 nm    
    08.00 DP 6711    
      ESE 3, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    12.00 DP 8322    
      ESE 3, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 10 nm    
      Day's run:  179.0 nm    
    16.00 DP 8341    
      ESE 3, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 13 nm    
    20.00 DP 8282    
      NE 2, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. 12 nm    
                                                       
    15.09.42      
    00.00 DP 8199    
      EbyN 2-3, Sea 2, 2/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 DP 8428    
      ENE 3, Sea 2, 2/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    08.00 DP 7666    
      E 5, Sea 3, 6/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    12.00 DP 7685    
      E 5, Sea 3, 3/10, Vis. 11 nm    
      Day's run:  184.0 nm    
    16.00 DP 7914    
      EbyN 4, Sea 3-4, 3/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 DP 7856    
      ENE 4, Sea 3, 7/10, Vis. 15 nm    
                                                       
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 14.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 15.09.42
 
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      East of the Antilles    
    16.09.42      
    00.00 DP 7871    
      E 5, Sea 4, 9/10, Vis. 10 nm    
    04.00 DP 7786    
      ENE 4, Sea 4, 4/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    08.00 EE 1112    
      ENE 4-5, Sea 3-4, 6/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    11.42 ED 3335   Crash dive for test dive.  
    12.00 ED 3335  Surfaced. Came to course 175° to head for the operations area on the east side of the Antilles.  
      E 4-5, Sea 4, 7/10, Vis. 10 nm  
      Day's run:  170.0 nm    
    16.00 ED 3367    
      E 4, Sea 3, overcast, Vis. 10 nm    
    20.00 ED 3634    
      ESE 3-4, Sea 3, overcast, Vis. 14 nm    
                                                       
    17.09.42      
    00.00 ED 3668    
      EbyS 5, Sea 3, 8/10, Vis. 7-8 nm    
    04.00 ED 3932    
      E 4, Sea 3, 7/10, Vis. 3-4 nm    
    08.00 ED 3968    
      EbyS 3, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 4 nm    
    12.00 ED 6336    
      EbyS 3, Sea 1-2, 3/10, Vis. 15 nm    
      Day's run:  160.0 nm    
    16.00 ED 6369    
      E 3, Sea 3, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 EE 4414 "Martinique" comes in sight.  
      ENE 1, Sea 3, 2/10, Vis. 20 nm    
                                                       
           
Sun and Moon Data 16.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 17.09.42
 
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      East of the Antilles    
    18.09.42      
    00.00 ED 6696    
      EbyN 4, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    04.00 EE 4741    
      ENE 2, Sea 2, 1/10, Vis. 3-4 nm    
    05.45   Lighthouse (Moul á Chique) on St. Lucia briefly in operation.  
        Identification as in peacetime.  
    08.00 EE 4774    
      SEbyE 4, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    12.00 ED 9335   Crash dive for aircraft.  Range = 8000 meters, course 150°, land-based aircraft.  
      SEbyE 4, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 8 nm  
      Day's run:  167.0 nm    
    12.44 ED 9338  Surfaced, course 213°, intention:  transit to square ED 98.  
    14.01 ED 9361   Crash dive for land-based aircraft, range = 6000 meters, course 40°.  
        Vessel heard bearing 175°T.  
    14.34 ED 9361  Surfaced.  Ran at highest speed towards the sound bearing.  
    14.45 ED 9364 Masthead in sight bearing 180°T.  Convoy on SW-course,  Pursued.  
    15.00 ED 9367   Crash dive for aircraft.  3-engines land-based aircraft, range = 5000 meters.  
    15.05 ED 9367 3 aircraft bombs at depth A -20 meters, 2 bombs astern, 3rd bomb probably over the conning tower.  
        Damage:  
        Air search periscope, gyro compass, gages, stern tubes leak heavily at depth A +0 meters, exhaust gas valves leak.  
        Convoy in the listening gear, steers SW-course.  
    16.00 ED 9392 Fast running vessels approach and overrun 2 times.  
        Listening pursuit, no depth charges.  
        Depth charges heard.  Probably depth charge pursuit of "Auffermann" in EE 7715.  
    18.10 ED 9392  Surfaced.  Set off to the east to repair damage.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 18.09.42
 
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      East of the Antilles    
    continued      
    18.09.42      
    20.00 EE 7175  Transit at HF.  
      E 4, Sea 3, 5/10, Vis. 12 nm    
    20.42 EE 7176   Crash dive for aircraft, course 240°, range = 4000 meters, low over the water.  3 aircraft bombs while diving.  No further damage.  Turned to starboard on course 160°.  
                                                       
    19.09.42      
    00.00 EE 7421    
      E 4, Sea 2, 7/10, Vis. 7 nm    
    00.32 EE 7421  Surfaced in the darkness.  Set off to the east.  
    04.00 EE 7462    
      E 3, Sea 2, 7/10, Vis. 3-4 nm    
    06.05 EE 7545 Steamer comes in sight out of a rain squall, course 220° with target angle 90°, range = 1500 meters.  Initiated surface attack.  Cannon recognized on the stern, 4 loading hatches, estimated at 6000 GRT.  
        2-fan from tubes II and III, estimated range = 1200 meters.  Steamer zigzags after the shot, miss.  Steamed after, steamer zigzags towards, target angle 0°, immediately initiated stern approach, to utilize darkness, moon passes behind the clouds.  Estimates range = 1000 meters.  2-fan from tubes IV and V.  
        Too high speed estimated, miss.  
        Maneuvered for bow attack.  
    06.48 EE 7544 Shot from tube I from 400 meters, after the shot   dived.  Hit between forward mast and the bridge.  
    06.49 EE 7544 Submerged breaking bulkheads and sinking sounds heard.  
    07.08 EE 7544  Surfaced.  Ran to the sinking location.  Drifting wreckage sighted.  Moved off to the SE.  
        Course of the steamer at the hit was 220°, speed 11-12 knots.  
    08.00 EE 7548 Proceeded on NE-courses, intention:  repair damage out of range of land-based aircraft while staying on patrol line on the last steamer's course.  
      ENE 3, Sea 3, overcast, Vis. 3 nm  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 18.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 19.09.42
 
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      East of the Antilles    
    continued      
    19.09.42      
    12.00 EE 7823    
      ESE 4, Sea 2, 9/10, Vis. 12 nm    
      Day's run:  152.0 nm    
    16.00 EE 7941    
      EbyS 3, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 14 nm    
    17.08 EE 7942   Test dive.  
    18.04 EE 7945  Surfaced.   
    20.00 EE 7951    
      EbyS 4-5, Sea 3, 4/10, Vis. 11 nm    
                                                       
    20.09.42      
    00.00 EE 7961    
      E 4, Sea 2, 7/10, Vis. 10 nm    
    04.00 EE 8741    
      E 3, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    08.00 EE 8751    
      E 3, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    12.00 EE 8756    
      E 3, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. 15 nm    
      Day's run:  118.0 nm    
    13.53 EE 8767   Crash dive for aircraft, range = 5000 meters.  
    16.00 EE 8784    
      E 1, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    17.55 EE 8764  Surfaced.   
    20.00 EE 8762    
      ENE 3, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
                                                       
    21.09.42      
    00.00 EE 8812 Work on the air search periscope.  
      E 3, Sea 2, 7/10, Vis. 7 nm    
    04.00 EE 8585    
      E 4, Sea 5, Vis. 3 nm    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 19.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 20.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 21.09.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    continued      
    21.09.42      
    08.00 EE 8564    
      ENE 5, Sea 3, 8/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    12.00 EE 8614    
      ENE 5, Sea 3, 6/10, Vis. 13 nm    
      Day's run:  124.0 nm    
    16.00 EE 8387    
      EbyN 4, Sea 3, 6/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 EE 8387    
      EbyN 4, Sea 3, 6/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 EE 8359    
      E 4, Sea 3, 8/10, Vis. 10 nm    
    20.45 EE 8355 Came to course 315°.  Intention:  
        Patrol line to detect SE-traffic while repacking the shafts, repair the diesel exhaust gas valves and reload torpedoes in favorable weather.  
                                                       
    22.09.42      
    00.00 EE 8319    
      E 4, Sea 2-3, 6/10, Vis. 7 nm    
    04.00 EE 5898    
      NEbyE 4, Sea 3, 9/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    08.00 EE 5858    
      ENE 4, Sea 4, overcast, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    12.00 EE 5814    
      EbyS 6, Sea 4, 8/10, Vis. 11 nm    
      Day's run:  153.0 nm    
    16.00 EE 5486    
      EbyN 5, Sea 4, 9/10, Vis. 10 nm    
    16.21 EE 5483   Crash dive for aircraft.  Land-based aircraft, range = 5000 meters, altitude 400 meters, course 315°, bearing 0°T.  
    17.40 EE 5458  Surfaced.   
    20.00 EE 5443 Course 315°, HF.  
      E 5, Sea 4, overcast, Vis. 15 nm                                                
           
Sun and Moon Data 21.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 22.09.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    23.09.42      
    00.00 EE 4632 Came to opposite course 135°.  
      ESE 5-6, Sea 4, overcast, rain, Vis. 7 nm    
    04.00 EE 5417    
      EbyS 3, Sea 2, 6/10, Vis. 4 nm    
    08.00 EE 5446    
      E 3, Sea 1-2, 7/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    12.00 EE 5482    
      E 3, Sea 1-2, 6/10, Vis. 15 nm    
      Day's run:  147.0 nm    
    12.35 EE 5486   Crash dive for test dive.  
    15.32 EE 5497  Surfaced.   
    16.00 EE 5497    
      E 3, Sea 3, 2/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 EE 5842    
      EbyS 6, Sea 4, 7/10, Vis. 15 nm    
                                                       
    24.09.42      
    00.00 EE 5882    
      ENE 4, Sea 4, 5/10, Vis. 10 nm    
    00.30 EE 5882 Came to course 49°, turned into the sea, to repair the diesel exhaust gas valves.  
    04.00 EE 5859    
      SSE 3, Sea 3, 5/10, Vis. 4-5 nm    
    08.00 EE 5862    
      ENE 3, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    12.00 EE 5836 Came to course 180°, repairs ended.  
      ENE 5, Sea 3, 5/10, Vis. 13 nm    
      Day's run:  114.0 nm    
    15.12 EE 5863 Incoming Radio Message 1120/23 concerning the heavy traffic (inbound and outbound) in EO 1440-1490 from "Henke".  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 23.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 24.09.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    continued      
    24.09.42      
    16.00 EE 5866 Came to course 220°, intention:  
      E 3, Sea 3, 6/10, Vis.15 nm To advance to the coast to detect reported traffic east passing EO 14.  
    20.00 EE 5889 Came to course 180°.  
      ENE 4, Sea 3, 7/10, Vis. 12 nm    
                                                       
    25.09.42      
    00.00 EE 8286 Downloaded 2 over deck torpedoes into the bow room, while turned before the sea.  
      EbyN 5, Sea 3, 7/10, Vis. 15 nm  
    02.30 EE 8513 Downloading ended, came to course 153°, headed for square EO 6950.  
    04.00 EE 8527    
      ENE 3, Sea 2, overcast, Vis. 2 nm    
    08.00 EE 8831    
      NE 3, Sea 2, overcast, rain, Vis. 1 nm    
    12.00 EE 8947    
      E 5, Sea 3, 8/10, Vis. 13 nm    
      Day's run:  210.0 nm    
    16.00 EO 2355    
      ENE 2, Sea 1-2, overcast, Vis. 10 nm    
    16.28 EO 2358   Crash dive for test dive and submerged transit by day so as not to be detected early by air reconnaissance.  
    20.00 EO 2383    
                                                       
    26.09.42      
    00.00 EO 2386    
    00.15 EO 2386  Surfaced in the evening twilight.  
    04.00 EO 2669 Course 155°.  
      NE 1, Sea 1, 5/10, Vis. 3-4 nm    
    08.00 EO 3754    
      E 3-4, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 3 nm    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 24.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 25.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 26.09.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    continued      
    26.09.42      
    11.15 EO 3797   Dived in the morning twilight and by day submerged at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps.  Listening gear manned.  
    12.00 EO 3797    
      Day's run:  201.0 nm    
    16.00 EO 6132    
    20.00 EO 6135    
                                                       
    27.09.42      
    00.00 EO 6163    
    00.05 EO 6163  Surfaced, steamer in sight ahead with set lights and illuminated neutrality markings, range = 6000 meters, course 280°, low speed.  Closed and observed, found to be Argentinian, let go.  
        Came to course 167°, HF.  
    04.00 EO 6518    
    06.23 EO 6573 Came to course 111°.  
    08.00 EO 6585    
      E 2, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    08.15   Came to course 81°.  
    10.59 EO 6593   Crash dive to proceed submerged at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps.  
    12.00 EO 6596    
      Day's run:  142.0 nm    
    16.00 EO 6675    
    20.00 EO 6676    
                                                       
           
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 26.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 27.09.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    28.09.42      
    00.00 EO 6684  Surfaced.  Back and forth in position on N and S courses.  
      EbyS 2, Sea 2, 1/10, Vis. 2-3 nm  
    04.00 EO 6928    
      EbyS 3, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 4-5 nm    
    06.24 EO 6924 Shadow in sight bearing 208°T, about 600 meters away, very bright moon.  Maneuvered ahead at the limit of visibility.  Exact speed of the steamer plotted at 8 knots.  Steamer proceeds on a straight course 320°.  
          Maneuvered ahead to target angle 0° then dived for submerged attack.  Steamer is well seen against the bright moon at 600-800 meters at speed 7 and 9 knots.  
    08.47 EO 6599 2 single shots miss, probably undershot due to low draft of the steamer.  3 meter depth setting.  
    08.55 EO 6595  Surfaced in the wake, artillery operation.  Steamer burns immediately.  
    09.15 EO 6595 After 42 shots ceased fire, steamer left burning and sinking.  Moved off, estimated size 1500 GRT.  Probably an ore steamer with low draft.  Moved off on course 70°.  
    11.09 EO 6649   Crash dive to proceed submerged at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps.  Intend to run to square EO 14 in large legs along with the coastal traffic, course 0°.  
    12.00 EO 6649    
      Day's run:  147.0 nm    
    16.00 EO 6646    
    20.00 EO 6619    
                                                       
    29.09.42      
    00.00 EO 6616    
    00.05 EO 6616 Surfaced, course 270°.  
    04.00 EO 6534    
      ENE 1, Sea 1    
    07.00 EO 6524 Came to course 315°.  
      E 3, Vis. 2 nm    
    08.00 EO 6513    
      ENE 1, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 5 nm    
    11.15 EO 6164 Crash dive to proceed submerged to the west at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth.  
    12.00 EO 6164 Day's run:  125.0 nm  
    16.00 EO 6155    
    20.00 EO 6154                                                
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 28.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 29.09.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    30.09.42      
    00.00 EO 6145 Surfaced.  Transit to the west.  
      E 3, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 4 nm    
    02.10 EO 5366 Steamer comes in sight on the starboard side bearing 350°T.  
      Maneuvered ahead at the limit of visibility to plot enemy speed and course.  Steamer makes irregular zigzags up to 60° to each side.  General course 300°.  Plotted speed changes between 9 and 13 knots.  
    03.40 EO 5367 Approached in the moon lee.  
    04.00 EO 5367 During the approach the steamer changes the bow 4 times.  
      NE 2, Sea 2, 2/10, Vis. 4 nm    
    04.07 EO 5367 Single shot miss at 800 meters due to steamer zigzag and speed reduction.  
    04.10 EO 5367 2-fan, 1 hit aft of the bridge.  
        Steamer settles deeper astern and has a list to port.  
    04.15 EO 5367 Artillery operation, steamer catches fire and begins to burn, however does not sink further.  
    04.49 EO 5367 Coup de grâce with failed torpedo, depth 3 meters.  
      (While taking the torpedo on deck the after body was dented and soldered on board.  Because the torpedo was uncertain it was earmarked for coup de grâce.)  Bubble track to the center of the target, torpedo under steered the steamer.  
    04.51 EO 5367                                   Artillery operation was ordered. Fired with explosive and incendiary ammunition at the after ship, multiple hits in the waterline.  Steamer burns over its entire length.  A total of 41 shots were fired.  
    05.01 EO 5367 Ceased fire.  
      One boat asked for ship's name, size, destination harbor and departure harbor.  Steamer was "UFFINGTON COURT" of 4976 GRT from "Southampton" for "Trinidad",  Armament of the steamer:  Astern one heavy and one light cannon.  (about 7.5 cm), forward the same.  Aft smokestack an anti-aircraft platform.  While running off explosion of the ready ammunition observed several times.  
    05.52 EO 5367 Steamer sank.  Moved off to the north to reload.  
    08.00 EO 5325    
      NEbyE 4, Sea 2-3, Vis. 3 nm    
    11.15 EO 2973                                   Crash dive in the morning twilight and proceeded submerged by day at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth with frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned.  Course 0°.  
    12.00 EO 2973 Day's run:  116 nm  
    16.00 EO 2946    
    20.00 EO 2919    
    23.57 EO 2913 Surfaced.  
                                                       
    01.10.42      
    00.00 EO 2913    
      EbyN 2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 1-3 nm    
    04.00 EO 2645    
      ENE 1, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 3-4 nm Unloaded from 2 over deck torpedoes into the bow room.  
      Came to course 270° to head for square EO 19.  On the basis of both sinkings close under the coast and on the 200-meter line steamer traffic suspected in a broad band along the coast.  
    08.00 EO 2562 Intention:  Stagger to the SE to heavily occupied square EO 14 (U 512, Bruns, Poser and Rosenberg) to monitor coastal traffic and operate on reports of strong build up of traffic.  
      ESE 2, Sea 0-1, 6/10, Vis. 3 nm  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 30.09.42
Sun and Moon Data 01.10.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    continued      
    01.10.42      
    1x.x8 EO 2518 Crash dive in the morning twilight, course 270°.  
    12.00 EO 2518 Day's run:  127 nm.  Transit submerged at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned.  
    16.00 EO 2518    
    20.00 EO 2437    
                                                       
    02.10.42      
    00.00 EO 2428    
      SEbyS 1, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    0x.x3 EO 2428 Surfaced.  Back and forth in position on courses 225° and 45°.  
    04.00 EO 2472    
      ENE 1, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    08.00 EO 1931    
      ENE 2, Sea 1, 5/10, Vis. 4-5 nm    
    1x.x6 EO 1923 Crash dive in the morning twilight and proceeded submerged by day, course 111°.  
    12.00 EO 1931 Day's run:  121 nm.  Proceeded submerged at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned.  
    16.00 EO 1932 Course 153°.  
    20.00 EO 1935    
    2x.x0 EO 1935                                   Propeller sounds bearing 60°T.  Nothing seen in the periscope.  By sound bearings it must have been a vessel on about NW course.  Sound bearing lost.  
                                                       
    03.10.42      
    00.00 EO 1936    
      ENE 1, Sea 1, 1/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    0x.xx EO 1936 Surfaced.  Back and forth in position on courses 231° and 51°.  
    04.00 EO 1939    
      Calm, Sea 0, blue sky, Vis. 2 nm    
    08.00 EO 1939    
      ENE 2, Sea 1, 5/10, Vis. 4-5 nm    
    1x.x0 EO 2711 Crash dive in the morning twilight and proceeded submerged by day.  
    12.00 EO 2711 Day's run:  125 nm.  Proceeded submerged at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned.  
    1x.x0 EO 2477 Sounds bearing 320°T.  Heard vessel had SE course.  Nothing seen in the periscope.  Turned towards, sound bearing lost.  
    16.00 EO 1699 Came to course 90°.  
    20.00 EO 2477    
    2x.x6 EO 2479                                   Surfaced and came to course 145° at HF on the basis of the listening results suspect that the steamer traffic passes square EO 19 by day.  Intention:  1 day's transit east of the position. Same distance from the coast as the steamer sunk in square EO 5367.  
                                                       
    04.10.42    
    00.00 EO 2479    
      EbyS 2, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. 3-4 nm    
           
Sun and Moon Data 01.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 02.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 03.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 04.10.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    continued      
    04.10.42      
    04.00 EO 2756    
      EbyS 3, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    08.00 EO 2799    
      EN 1, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 3-4 nm    
    11.00 EO 5218 Destroyer in sight in the morning twilight bearing 145°T, bow left, target angle 20°.  
    11.07 EO 5218 Crash dive.  Came to attack course, 40° LF.  
    11.15 EO 5218 Torpedo armament to Action Stations.  Destroyer turns away to the south at high speed.  
    12.00 EO 5219 Day's run:  126 nm.  Proceeded at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned.  Course 30°.  
    16.00 EO 5224    
    20.00 EO 2838                                                
         
    05.10.42      
    00.00 EO 2833    
      EbyS 2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    00.02 EO 2833 Surfaced in the evening twilight.  Came to course 180°.  
    04.00 EO 5253    
      EbyS 2, Sea 1-2, 1/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    05.11 EO 5259                                   Shadow in sight bearing 180°T, low speed.  Probably stopped off and on.  Ran towards and distinguished as a destroyer, drives in changing circles, gets underway and stops, mostly sharp target angle, no torpedo shot offered.  Ultimately runs off to the NE.  Suspect U-boat hunt or waiting on a convoy.  
    05.55 EO 5283 Continued patrol line, course 0°.  
    08.00 EO 5253    
      EbyN 2, Sea 1-2, 4/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    08.34 EO 5229 Came to course 270°.  
    11.08 EO 5217 Crash dive in the morning twilight,  Course 330°.  
    12.00 EO 5139 Day's run:  120 nm.  Proceeded at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned.  
    16.00 EO 5132    
    18.00 EO 2798 Came to course 125°.  
    20.00 EO 5133                                                
         
    06.10.42      
    00.00 EO 5214    
      E 1, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    00.07 EO 5214 Surfaced in the evening twilight.  Assumed patrol line 210°.  
    02.00 EO 5163 Course change to 30°.  
    04.00 EO 5214    
      E 2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    07.00 EO 2873 Came to opposite course 210°.  
    08.00 EO 2876    
      E 2, Sea 1-2, 9/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    11.08 EO 5214 Crash dive in the morning twilight, course 63°.  Have been submerged by day for 13 days, average temperature +35°C, humidity 95%.  
      Intention:  For 3 days set off in EO 31, 32, 34 , 35 to operate on east-west traffic get on top of the skin, sweat and boils,  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 04.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 05.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 06.10.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    continued      
    06.10.42      
        diseases and eliminate increasing moisture short circuits in the boat.  
    12.00 EO 5215 Day's run:  134 nm.  Proceeded at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, listening gear manned, frequent all around sweeps.  
    16.00 EO 5221    
    20.00 EO 3889    
                                                       
    07.10.42      
    00.00 EO 2894    
      ESE 2, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 2-4 nm    
    00.01 EO 2894 Surfaced in the evening twilight.  
    04.00 EO 2948 Incoming Radio Message from "Bruns" concerning heavy traffic in EO 14 and 18 in the period from 1 to 5 October.  This latest report promises no success for a short advance to square EO 14; moved off further, to subsequently replace "Burns" for a longer period in EO14.  
      E 2, Sea 1, 1/10, Vis. 2 nm  
    11.15 EO 2931 Crash dive in the morning twilight to proceed submerged by day.  
    12.00 EO 2931 Day's run:  118 nm.  Proceeded at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned, course 0°.  
    16.00 EO 2694    
    16.08 EO 2931 Surfaced to ventilate.  
    16.23 EO 2931 Crash dive to proceed submerged by day, course 0°.  
    20.00 EO 2667    
    20.05   Surfaced to ventilate.  
    20.23 EO 2667 Crash dive to proceed submerged.  
    23.47 EO 2664 Surfaced in the evening twilight, course 0°.  
                                                       
    08.10.42    
    00.00 EO 2661    
      EbyN 2, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    04.00 EO 2631    
      E 2, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    07.25 EO 2367 Received report from "Poser" concerning east-west traffic in square EP 1347.  Came to course 90° to catch this traffic.  
    08.00 EO 2367    
      EbyN 3, Sea 1, 5/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    12.00 EO 3147 Day's run:  101 nm.  
      EbyN 3, Sea 1, 5/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    16.00 EO 3159    
      ESE 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 EO 3247    
      E 2, Sea 0-1, 3/10, Vis. 15 nm    
                                                       
    09.10.42      
    00.00 EO 3258    
      E 2, Sea 0-1, 4/10, Vis. 7 nm    
    04.00 EO 3269 Came to course 180°.  
      EbyN 2, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 3 nm    
           
Sun and Moon Data 06.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 07.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 08.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 09.10.42
 
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    continued      
    09.10.42      
    04.25 EO 3269 Crash dive for training and to listen.  
    04.50 EO 3269 Surfaced.  
    08.00 EO 3533    
      SSE 1, Sea 0, 6/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    12.00 EO 3566 Came to course 283°.  
      SSE 1, Sea 0, 2/10, Vis. 15 nm Day's run:  152 nm.  
    16.00 EO 3551    
      ESE 1, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 EO 3551    
      E 1, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 15 nm                                                
         
    10.10.42      
    00.00 EO 3428    
      ESE 1, Sea 0, 2/10, Vis. 4 nm    
    03.35 EO 3415 Crash dive for training and to listen.  
    04.00 EO 3414    
      Calm, Sea 0, mist, drizzle, Vis. 0.5 nm    
    04.24   Surfaced, came to course 265°, HF.  
        Headed for EO 14.  
    08.00 EO 2615    
      Calm, Sea 0, mist, Vis. 0.5-1 nm    
    12.00 EO 2527 Day's run:  191 nm.  
      Calm, Sea 0, mist, Vis. 4 nm    
    12.17 EO 2519 Crash dive to proceed submerged by day, proceeded at depth A -30 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned.  Course 265°.  
    16.00 EO 2518    
    20.00 EO 2439    
    23.50 EO 2461 Surfaced in the evening twilight, course 265°, HF.  
                                                       
    11.10.42    
    00.00 EO 2461    
      NNW 2, Sea 0, 5/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    04.00 EO 1662    
      Calm, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    08.00 EO 1566    
      E 1, Sea 0, 3/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    11.11 EO 1546 Crash dive in the morning twilight.  
        Course 265°.  
    12.00 EO 1546 Day's run:  166 nm.  Proceeded at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned.  
    16.00 EO 1545    
    20.00 EO 1466                                                
         
    12.10.42      
    00.00 EO 1464    
    00.02 EO 1464 Surfaced in the evening twilight.  Came to course 180°, LF.  
    01.05 EO 1467 Came to course 90°, east - west patrol line.  
    04.00 EO 1545 Came to course 270°.  
    07.00 EO 1461 Came to course 90°.  
    08.00 EO 1462 Came to course 180°.  
      EbyN 2-3, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. 2 nm    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 09.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 10.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 11.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 12.10.42
 
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    continued      
    12.10.42      
    10.32 EO 1517 Came to course 270°.  
    11.12 EO 1437 Crash dive in the morning twilight, course 270°.  Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix = 310°, 34 nm.  
    12.00 EO 1437 Day's run:  131 nm.  Proceeded at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned, course 270°.  
    16.00 EO 1425 At periscope depth.  Land-based aircraft sighted.  
    20.00 EO 1413 Came to course 180°.  
                                                       
    13.10.42      
    00.00 EO 1416    
    00.18 EO 1416 Surfaced in the evening twilight, course 180°, LF.  
    01.30 EO 1419 Came to course 135°.  
    04.00 EO 1459    
      EbyN 2, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    06.30 EO 1495 Came to course 75°.  
    08.00 EO 1571    
      NE 3, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    10.00 EO 1546 Came to course 220°.  
    11.11 EO 1545 Crash dive in the morning twilight.  Course 220°, LF.  
    12.00 EO 1545 Day's run:  110 nm.  Proceeded at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned, course 220°.  
    12.15 EO 1548 Came to course 175°.  
    16.00 EO 1547    
    17.59 EO 1547 At periscope depth 2 U-boat hunters sighted of type PC 451. Came to opposite course 355°, and moved off.  One U-boat hunter comes on, target angle 0°, high speed, went to depth A -20 meters, water depth 70 meters.  
    18.20 EO 1547 U-boat hunter was heard in the GHG, apparently steers a straight course, 100 RPM.  Maintains speed.  
    19.08 EO 1547 Came to course 45°.  Sounds are steady and shift slowly ahead.  Propellers sound like a steamer.  
    19.43 EO 1547 Went to periscope depth.  U-boat hunters positioned ahead to port in search formation spaced about 800 meters, target angle 0°, estimated range 800-1000 meters.  
    20.00 EO 1547 Came to course 90° and went to depth A -20 meters, silent running.  
    20.28 EO 1547                                   5 depth charges at about 800 meters range, abeam to port.  Current runs at about 2 knots in direction NW towards the U-boat hunters.  Boat makes 2 knots at silent running.  At times went to LF to get away, course 90°.  Port shaft beats.  3-6 depth charges at interval of 6-15 minutes, initially came closer, detonations shift slowly astern.  Turned degree by degree to port up to 45° to get away quicker with the current.  Detonations are astern. Came to course N.  Range was larger, longer throwing intervals, no further depth charges, we are free.  Duration of listening pursuit 6 hours, 60 depth charges, probably each U-boat hunter threw 30 depth charges.  During the entire pursuit the U-boat hunters could not be hear, even at throwing speed.  
                                                       
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 12.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 13.10.42
 
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    14.10.42      
    00.00 EO 1544 Proceeded submerged.  Course 45°, silent running.  In the GHG propeller sounds were heard again bearing 190°T.  The sounds shift steadily ahead and were slowly louder.  80 RPM, remains unchanged.  
    00.52 EO 1466 Surfaced, came to course 110°, LF.  
    01.13 EO 1544 Boat was overflown by an aircraft from astern at 100 meters altitude, aircraft turned, crash dive, no depth charges.  Bright moon.  Probably working together with U-boat hunters, locating [radar] possible.  
    01.52 EO 1544 Surfaced, came to course 110°, HF.  
    04.00 EO 1555 Came to course 165°.  
      EbyN 2, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    06.38 EO 1826 Came to course 80°.  Headed for EO 19.  
    07.07 EO 1834 Came to course 90°.  
    08.00 EO 1836    
      E 1, Sea 0, 8/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    11.11 EO 1919 Crash dive in the morning twilight, course 90°, LF.  
    12.00 EO 1927 Day's run:  126 nm.  Proceeded by day at depth A -40 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned.  
    12.15 EO 1927 Came to course 115°.  
    16.00 EO 1928    
    19.00 EO 1928 At periscope depth,vessel in sight ahead to port.  Came to attack course 20°.  
    19.14 EO 1928 Came to course 0°.  Vessel set a signal.  It is taken to be a patrol vessel, that probably works together with aircraft.  Patrol vessel turns about 20° towards, sharp target angle, range = about 1000 meters.  Silent running at periscope depth.  
    19.18 EO 1928 Came to course 330°.  Patrol vessel turns after.  
        Came to course 300°.  Patrol vessel turns after, is heard clearly in the GHG, 50 RPM.  
    20.15 EO 1928 Came to course 270°.  Patrol vessel turns after.  
        Because the patrol vessel has not been shaken off by turning slowly and there is danger from the slow encirclement of the noise source by the patrol vessel, came to opposite course. Closing the patrol vessel is accepted in favor of a rapid change of the sound bearing as it passes.  
    20.28 EO 1928 Came to course 240°.  
    20.35 EO 1928 Came to course 210°.  
    20.47 EO 1928 Came to course 180°.  
    20.58 EO 1928 Came to course 150°.  
    21.00 EO 1929 Came to course 130°.  
    21.50 EO 1928 Came to course 90°.  Patrol vessels turns after once more, then hold course through, take this as a signal that he has lost us.  
    23.20 EO 1928 Sound bearing in 20°T.  The same sounds as the patrol vessel, however 70 RPM.  Came slowly closer and shifted astern.  Nothing is seen in the periscope.  
    23.45 EO 1928 Sound bearing lost in 0°T.  
                                                       
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 14.10.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    15.10.42      
    00.00 EO 1929 Course 71°.  
    00.15 EO 1929 Surfaced, shadow in sight bearing 250°T, probably the patrol vessel.  
    00.25 EO 1929 Overflown by an aircraft from 250°T.  
        Crash dive.  Suspect working together with the patrol vessel and locating.  
    00.43 EO 1929 Surfaced, came to course 40°, HF.  
    03.36 EO 2479 After sending Radio message 2308/14/387 came to course 80°, HF.  Intention:  Operate on Cape Town traffic during the full moon period.  
    04.00 EO 2472    
      EbyN 2, Sea 1, 1/10, Vis. 1 nm, drizzle    
    08.00 EO 2469    
      ESE 1, Sea 0, 1/10, Vis. 1 nm, light fog    
    11.32 EO 2564 Crash dive in the morning twilight, course 80°.  
    12.00 EO 2564 Day's run:  155 nm.  Proceeded submerged by day at depth A -60 meters and periscope depth, frequent all around sweeps, listening gear manned.  
    16.00 EO 2566    
    20.00 EO 2641                                                
         
    16.10.42      
    00.00 EO 2642    
      EbyN 2, Sea 0, 0/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    04.00 EO 2637    
      EbyN 1, Sea 0, 0/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    08.00 EO 3421    
      Calm, Sea 0, 6/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    12.00 EO 3432 Day's run:  116 nm.  
      Calm, Sea 0, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    16.00 EO 3284    
      EbyS 1, Sea 0, 7/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 EO 3293    
      ESE 3, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. 15 nm                                                
         
    17.10.42      
    00.00 EO 3359    
      ESE 3, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    02.02 EO 3366 Incoming Radio Message 2100/16/399 from "Lassen":  KR KR.  ED 9954, 14 ships, course 90°, 8 knots.  Air and sea.   
        Course change to 270°.  
        Intention:  Operate on the convoy.  
    04.00 EP 1143    
      SE 1, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    08.00 EO 3362    
      SE 1, Sea 0, 2/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    11.55 EO 3351 Incoming KR report from "Lassen":  1133/17/302:  11.30 hours square EE 7858 convoy, course 90°, 8 knots.  
    12.00 EO 3351 Day's run:  202 nm.  
      SE 1, Sea 0, 2/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    12.33 EO 3318 Plotted intercept on reported convoy on southerly course.  
        Came to course 282° and GF.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 15.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 16.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 17.10.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    continued      
    17.10.42      
    14.49 EO 3229 Incoming Radio Message 1240/17/304 from "Lassen"  
        12.12 hours convoy course 130°, 8 knots.  Contact lost, continually forced to submerge by fast land-based air.  In pursuit, calm sea, good visibility.  
    15.41 EO 3213 Plotted on last report from "Lassen".  Came to course 255°, GF.  
    16.00 EO 3218    
      ESE 1, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    16.20 EO 3217 Incoming Radio Message from "Lassen":  Convoy EO 1232, easterly course, 8 knots.  
    20.00 EO 3144    
      SbyW 1, Sea 1, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
                                                       
    18.10.42      
    00.00 EO 2285    
      EbyS 1, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    02.02 EO 2513 Crash dive to receive sound bearings.  Nothing heard.  
    02.38 EO 2513 Surfaced.  Came to course 245°.  
    04.00 EO 2436    
      EbyN 1, Sea 0, 4/10, Vis. 3-4 nm    
    04.15 EO 2435 Came to course 6°, GF.  
    04.32 EO 2435 Incoming KR.  Radio Message from "Lassen" 1720/17/309:  17.02 hours EO 1236 contact lost on 2 large steamers, 14 knots, 12 knots, several smoke feathers, forced to submerge by flying boat.  Suspect convoy dispersal in individual groups.  
    05.01 EO 2199 Operated on last report from "Lassen" and came to course 20°, GF.  
    08.00 EO 2215    
      E 1. Sea 0, 6/10, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    12.00 EO 2379 Came to course 90° and LF.  Broke off operation on convoy.  Intention:  Back and forth in position on Cape Town Route in EF 83 and 85.  
      E 1, Sea 0, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm  
    13.45 EO 2389    
    16.00 EO 2398    
      E 1, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    20.00 EO 3185    
      E 1, Sea 1, 7/10, Vis. 15 nm                                                
         
    19.10.42      
    00.00 EO 3279    
      ESE 1, Sea 1, 5/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    04.00 EO    
      SE 1, Sea 1, 2/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    08.00 EO 3372    
      NbyE 2, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    12.00 EO 3359 Day's run:  178 nm.  
      NNE 1, Sea 1, 6/10, Vis. 13 nm    
    16.00 EP 1145    
      NNW 2, Sea 1, 0/10, Vis. 14 nm    
    20.00 EP 1153 Came to course 59°.  
      NN 3, Sea 2, 6/10, Vis. 13 nm                                                
           
Sun and Moon Data 17.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 18.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 19.10.42
 
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      NE coast of South America    
    20.10.42      
    00.00 EP 1133    
      NEbyE 4, Sea 2-3, 9/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 EP 1213    
      E 4, Sea 3, overcast, rain, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    08.00 EF 7885    
      E 3, Sea 3, overcast, rain, Vis. 1-2 nm    
    12.00 EF 7868 Day's run:  134 nm  
      E 5, Sea 3, overcast, Vis. 13 nm    
    16.00 EF 7945    
      ESE 4, Sea 3-4, 9/10    
    20.00 EF 7928    
      E 5, Sea 3-4, 8/10, Vis. 13 nm    
                                                       
    21.10.42      
    00.00 EF 7961    
      E 5, Sea 4, 8/10, Vis. 5 nm    
    04.00 EF 8475    
      E 4, Sea 4, 6/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    08.00 EF 8458 Came about.  
      EbyN 4, Sea 4, 8/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    12.00 EF 8438 Day's run:   
      ENE 5, Sea 4, 7/10, Vis. 4 nm    
    16.00 EF 8511    
      EbyN 6, Sea 5, 5/10, Vis. 13 nm    
    20.00 EF 8281    
      ENE 5, Sea 4, 3/10, Vis. 13 nm    
                                                       
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 20.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 21.10.42
 
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      NE coast of North America    
    22.10.42      
    00.00 EF 8264    
      ENE 5, Sea 4, 3/10, Vis. 5 nm    
    04.00 EF 8239    
    08.00 EF 8313    
    12.00 EF 8344 Day's run:  138 nm  
    16.00 EF 8289    
    20.00 EF 8543    
                                                       
    23.10.42 NE coast of North America    
    00.00 EF 8493    
      NEbyE 5, Sea 3, 3/10, Vis. 5 nm    
    04.00 EF 8723    
    08.00 EF 8719 Began return transit due to fuel inventory.  
        Outgoing Radio Message 0940/23/345.  
    11.12  

Incoming Radio Message 1037/23/346:  "Wiebe" transit for provisions supply from Vowe via naval square DS 30.

 
    12.00 EF 8486 Headed for DS 30.  
        Day's run:  169 nm  
    16.00 EF 8466    
    20.00 EF 8524    
                                                       
    24.10.42 NE coast of North America    
    00.00 EF 8297    
      NEbyE 5, Sea 3, 3/10, Vis. 5 nm    
    02.05 EF 8595 Test dive.  
    03.07 EF 8371 Surfaced.  
    04.00 EF 8348    
      ENE 3, Sea 3, 3/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    08.00 EF 8353    
    09.36 EF 8335 Shadow in sight ahead to starboard.  
      Shadow taken ahead, to determine shift.  Steamer course about 300°, target angle 90°, boat is positioned between the moon and the steamer, full moon is very bright, still 1 hour until sunset, Vis. 7000 to 9000 meters.  Steamer zigzags once, then steers straight course, 10 knots. Attempted at highest speed without regard to approaching to reach a favorable shooting position before lightness.  
    10.20 EF 8334 At target angle 40°, estimated range = 5000 meters dived due to lightness and came to attack course for submerged approach.  
    11.07 EF 8331 2-fan at range = 800 meters.  Hit astern, steamer settles deeper astern, lifeboats were launched, then quickly sinks by the stern.  
    11.14 EF 8331 Surfaced.  1 lifeboat and 2 rafts with altogether about 60 shipwrecked float at the sinking location.  Shipwrecked interviewed:  Steamer was the "HOLMPARK" 5780 GRT.  In ballast from Cape Town for Trinidad.  Armament:  one each cannon on the forecastle and stern.  
    12.00 EF 8331 Day's run:  164.6 nm  
    16.00 EF 6775    
    20.00 EF 6756    
                                                       
    25.10.42 NE coast of South America    
    00.00 EF 6841    
      ENE 5, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 4 nm    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 22.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 23.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 24.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 25.10.42
 
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    continued      
    25.10.42      
    04.00 EF 6822    
    08.00 EF 6671    
    12.00 EF 6658 Day's run:  165 nm  
    16.00 EF 6638    
    20.00 EG 4413                                                
         
    26.10.42 Central Atlantic    
    00.00 EG 4191    
      ENE 3, Sea 2-3, 2/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 EG 4241    
    08.00 EG 4222    
    12.00 EG 1893 Day's run:  167 nm  
    16.00 EG 1951    
    20.00 EG 1932                                                
         
    27.10.42 Central Atlantic    
    00.00 EG 2474    
      E 6, Sea 4    
    04.00 EG 2455    
      2/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    08.00 EG 2439    
    12.00 EG 2279 Day's run:  155 nm  
    13.49 EG 2285 Test dive.  
    14.55 EG 2285 Surfaced.  
    16.00 EG 2283    
      EbyN 4, Sea 3, 7/10, Vis. 14 nm    
    20.00 EG 2341    
      EbyN 4, Sea 2-3, 8/10, Vis. 13 nm                                                
         
    28.10.42 Central Atlantic    
    00.00 EG 2324    
      EbyN 5, Sea 4, 3/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    04.00 DR 8995    
    08.00 DR 9745    
    12.00 DF 9738 Day's run:  156 nm  
    16.00 DR 9813    
    20.00 DR 9591                                                
         
    29.10.42      
    00.00 DR 9644    
      ENE 3-4, Sea 3, 4/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    04.00 DR 9626    
    08.00 DS 7174    
    12.00 DS 7159 Day's run:  169 nm  
    16.00 DS 7217    
    20.00 DS 7222                                                
         
    30.10.42 Northwest of the Cape Verde Islands    
    00.00 DS 4977    
      NEbyE 3, Sea 2-3, 6/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 DS 4959    
    08.00 DS 5717    
    12.00 DS 5731 Day's run:  180 nm  
    16.00 DS 5574    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 25.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 26.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 27.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 28.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 29.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 30.10.42
 
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    continued      
    30.10.42      
    20.00 DS 4549                                                
         
    31.10.42 Northwest of the Cape Verde Islands    
    00.00 DS 5529    
      NEbyE 3, Sea 1-2, 3/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 DS 5533    
    08.00 DS 5376    
    12.00 DS 5367 Day's run:  128 nm  
    16.00 DS 6142    
    20.00 DS 6125    
    22.08 DS 6123 Test dive.  
    22.38 DS 6123 Surfaced.  
                                                       
    01.11.42 Northwest of the Cape Verde Islands  
    00.00 DS 3797    
      ENE 3, Sea 1-2, 3/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    04.00 DS 3871    
    08.00 DS 3855 At meeting point with supply boat "Vowe".  
    08.40 DS 3855 "Vowe" in sight.  Exchanged Recognition Signals.  
    12.00 DS 3855 Took over 10 days' provisions by rubber boat.  
      E 2, Sea 2, 5/10, Vis. 15 nm Day's run:  110 nm  
    13.15 DS 3855 Transfer ended.  Came to course 29° and diesel-electric.  
    16.00 DS 3834    
      E 2, Sea 2, 4/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    19.37 DS 3647 Test dive.  
    19.58 DS 3647 Surfaced.  
    20.00 DS 3647                                                
         
    02.11.42 Atlantic    
    00.00 DS 3612    
      NEbyE 2, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 DS 3358    
    08.00 DS 3332    
    12.00 DG 8954 Day's run:  180 nm  
    16.00 DG 8689    
    17.15 DG 8694 Aircraft sighted bearing 300°T.  
    17.22 DG 8694    
    19.38 DG 8691 Surfaced.  
    20.00 DG 8667                                                
         
    03.11.42 Atlantic    
    00.00 DG 8636    
      NbyW 2, Sea 1, 3/10, Vis. 2-3 nm    
    04.00 DG 9175    
    08.00 DG 9127    
    12.00 DG 6789 Day's run:  158 nm  
    16.00 DG 6765    
    20.00 DG 6814                                                
         
    04.11.42 West of the Canary Islands    
    00.00 DG 6573    
      N 6, Sea 5, 1/10, Vis. 2 nm    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 30.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 31.10.42
Sun and Moon Data 01.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 02.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 03.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 04.11.42
 
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    continued      
    04.11.42      
    04.00 DG 6551    
    08.00 DG 6289    
    12.00 DG 6268 Day's run:  144 nm  
    16.00 DG 6317    
    20.00 DG 3976                                                
         
    05.11.42 West of Madeira    
    00.00 DG 3954    
      N 7, Sea 6, 3/10, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 DG 3926    
      NNW 5, Sea 5, overcast, Vis. 2 nm    
    08.00 DG 3692    
    12.00 DG 3663 Day's run:  138 nm  
    16.00 DH 1174    
    20.00 DH 1143                                                
         
    06.11.42 Northwest of Madeira    
    00.00 CF 7988    
      NNE 6, Sea 5, overcast, Vis. 2 nm    
    04.00 CF 7956    
    08.00 CF 7933    
    08.50 CF 7933 Crash dive for training.  
    09.21 CF 7933 Surfaced.  U-boat in sight bearing 210°T.  Recognition Signals exchanged.  It is "U-440"  (Geißler).  Arranged Fu.M.B. escort with "Geißler".  
        Radio Message 1138/6/121:  After consulting with "Geißler" request approval of Fu.M.B. escort through Biscay.  Position naval square CF 8448.  
    12.00 CF 8471 Day's run:  156 nm  
    16.00 CF 8186    
    20.00 CF 8189    
    20.14 CF 8189 Incoming Radio Message 1524/6/128:  Approve of "Wiebe" suggestion.  
                                                       
    07.11.42 East of the Azores    
    00.00 CF 8138    
      NbyE 3, Sea 1, 7/10, rain, Vis. 2 nm    
    04.00 CF 5875    
    08.00 CF 5827    
    12.00 CF 5586 Day's run:  178 nm  
    16.00 CF 5562    
    20.00 CF 5296                                                
         
    08.11.42 East of the Azores    
    00.00 CF 5343    
      NE 3, Sea 2, 7/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    04.00 CF 2989    
      NEbyE 1, Sea 1, 8/10, Vis. 102 nm    
    08.00 CF 3747    
    12.00 CF 3728 Day's run:  186 nm  
    16.00 CF 3499    
    20.00 CF 3571                                                
         
           
Sun and Moon Data 04.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 05.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 06.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 07.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 08.11.42
 
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      West of Spain    
    09.11.42      
    00.00 CF 3552    
      EbyN 3-4, Sea 2, 9/10, Vis. 2 nm    
    04.00 CF 3533    
    08.00 CF 3385    
    12.00 CF 3366 Day's run:  164 nm  
    16.00 BE 9799    
    20.00 BE 9861    
    22.00   Crash dive to proceed submerge due to very strong marine phosphorescence.  
                                                       
    10.11.42 West of Cape Finisterre  
    00.00 BE 9914    
      NNW 2, Sea 1, overcast, Vis. 1 nm    
    03.00 BE 9915 Surfaced.  
    04.00 BE 9913    
    08.00 BE 9668 Crash dive to proceed submerged by day at depth A -50 meters and periscope depth.  
    11.22 BE 9666 Surfaced to proceed on the surface in clear visibility.  
    12.00 BF 7445 Day's run:  194 nm  
    13.42 BF 7419 Crash dive.  Visibility has deteriorated,  Proceeded submerged by day at depth A -50 meters and periscope depth.  
    16.00 BF 7424    
    19.00 BF 7425 Surfaced.  Proceeded at HF.  
    20.00 BF 7431    
    22.00 BF 7274 Crash dive to proceed submerged.  Agreed to surface at 05.00 hours  
                                                       
    11.11.42 Bay of Biscay  
    00.00 BF 7274    
    04.00 BF 7273    
    05.03 BF 7281 Surfaced.  "Gießler" radio bearing in 315°T.  
    05.31 BF 7281 Crash dive.  "Gießler" gives Alarm by Radio Message.  
    07.13 BF 7258 Surfaced.  Surface signal heard by underwater telephone from "Gießler".  Radio message connection not established.  
    07.39 BF 7258 Crash dive.  We have lost contact with "Gießler".  
    08.00 BF 7258 Continued alone.  
    09.12 BF 7259 Surfaced to charge and ventilate.  Transit at HF.  
    09.37 BF 7256 Crash dive for aircraft, land-based aircraft, monoplane, flying high.  
    12.00 BF 7264 Day's run:  100 nm  
    12.25 BF 7265 Surfaced to charge and ventilate and to proceed on the surface by day with cloudless sky and clear visibility.  
    16.00 BF 7325    
      E 3, Sea 2, 3/10, Vis. 15 nm    
    16.35   Outgoing Short Signal: At 18.00 hours I am 48 hours from meeting point with escort.  
    18.00 BF 7333 Crash dive to proceed submerged by night.  
    20.00 BF 7333                                                
           
Sun and Moon Data 09.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 10.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 11.11.42
 
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    12.11.42 Bay of Biscay    
    00.00 BF 4988    
    04.00 BF 4986    
    08.00 BF 4991    
    09.11 BF 4991 Surfaced.  Proceeded on the surface to charge and ventilate.  
    10.13 BF 4969 Crash dive due to visibility deterioration.  
    12.00 BF 4969 Day's run:  108 nm  
    14.00 BF 5744 Surfaced to proceed on the surface by day, to charge the battery and ventilate.  
    16.00 BF 5719    
      N 8, Sea 6, 9/10, Vis. 11 nm, Vis. good, heavy Sea State    
    18.13 BF 5737 Crash dive to proceed submerged by night.  
    20.00 BF 5738                                                
         
    13.11.42 Bay of Biscay    
    00.00 BF 5733    
    04.00 BF 5577    
    07.22 BF 5571 Surfaced to proceed on the surface to "Kernleder", meeting point with escort.  
    08.00 BF 5572    
    08.17 BF 5548 Crash dive for aircraft, astern to port.  
    08.55 BF 5548 Land-based aircraft, monoplane, range = 4000 meters.  
        Surfaced.  Due to large Sea State speed is limited, so that meeting point with escort cannot be reached before twilight.  Reported by Short Signal:  Will be at meeting point on 14 November at 13.00 hours.  
    10.14 BF 5548 Crash dive to proceed submerged.  
    12.00 BF 4548 Day's run:  107 nm  
    16.55 BF 5571 Surfaced to receive the very low frequency Program Time.  
    18.23 BF 5571 Crash dive to proceed submerged.  
    20.00 BF 5571                                                
         
    14.11.42 Bay of Biscay    
    00.00 BF 5548    
    04.00 BF 5548    
    07.31 BF 5548 Surfaced to proceed on the surface to "Kernleder", meeting point with escort.  
    08.00 BF 5543    
      NNW 7, Sea 4, 3/10, Vis. 12 nm    
    12.00 BF 5299 Day's run:  93 nm  
    14.30 BF 6173 Taken in convoy by Sperrbrecher.  
    16.00 Lorient Passed "Port Louis" entrance.  
    16.20 Lorient Made fast.  
        Day's run:  35 nm  
           
                                                       
                                                    Korv.Kapt. and Kmdt.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 12.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 13.11.42
Sun and Moon Data 14.11.42

 

 
 
     
 
Comments of the Befehlshabers der Unterseeboote
 
 

to the Kriegstagebuch of "U 516" from 12.8. - 14.11.1942

 
 

 

 
 
                A well executed and considered first patrol of the Kommandanten with a new boat.
 
     
   

Signed in draft:   D  ö  n  i  t  z  .

 
            For correctness:  
            
  Oberleutnant (MA) and Adjutant  
     
     
 

 

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