U-703 - 9th War Patrol

Translation by Jerry Mason

Departed
Date
Arrived
Date
Days at Sea
Hammerfest
17 August 1943
Harstad
9 October 1943
54

 

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Ships Hit
Date
KTB Time
Position
Ship
Tons
Nationality
Convoy
1 Oct 43
13.10
76°03'N, 84°50'W
SERGEJ KIROV
4,146
Soviet
VA-18
     
 Total = 4,146
   
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.


 
 
           
           
           
              
         
         
           
        K  r  i  e  g  s  t  a  g  e  b  u  c  h    for    "  U  703  "  
        ===================================  
           
        Kommandant:  Oberleutnant z.See  B  r  ü  n  n  e  r  
           
                                    9th War Patrol  
           
        Beginning:     3 August   1943  
        Ending:       10 October 1943  
           
           
           
       
                            Distribution:
1st Copy B.d.U. for O.K.M.
2nd Copy B.d.U. for O.K.M.
3rd Copy B.d.U.
4th Copy Kom.Adm.U-Boote
5th Copy F.d.U. Norwegen
6th Copy F.d.U. - Ausbildung -
7th Copy 27. U-Flottille
8th Copy 13. U-Flottille
 
           
           
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    03.08.43      
    20.00 Narvik, alongside "METEOR" Reporting to F.d.U. Norwegen.  
    22.03 Narvik "METEOR" Cast off.  
    22.43 Narvik "HUASCARAN" Made fast.  
           
    04.08. - 12.08.43 Narvik. alongside "HUASCARAN" Completed minor repairs. As always "HUASCARAN" works with great dedication.  Fu.M.G. cannot be repaired, because there is no specialist present.  
           
    07.08.43   Torpedo loading.  
           
    13.08.43      
    11.20   Cast off "HUASCARAN".  Sea trial, trim test, deep diving test.  
    15.04 Skjomenfjord alongside "KÄRNTEN" Made fast.  Outfitting, provisions loading, discharge of unnecessary secret items.  
    22.31   Cast off "KÄRNTEN".  
           
    14.08.43      
    00.11 Narvik. alongside "HUASCARAN" Made fast.  
    07.00   Cast off.  
    07.27 Narvik, alongside "METEOR" Made fast.  
    09.30   Cast off for war patrol together with U-636 (Hildebrandt).  Began transit to Tromsö together with U-636 in accordance with Outbound Orders.  
    12.00 Proceeded on the Archipelago Route steering in accordance with the instructions of the Kommandant Day's run:  32.0 nm, 0.0 nm, total 32.0 nm  
    12.07 Off Lödingen Pilot Winter on board.  
    16.00 Proceeded on the Archipelago Route to Tromsö steering in accordance with the instructions of the Kommandant    
    19.28 Tromsö, alongside steamer "GORSIAS" Made fast.  
    20.10   Cast off.  
    21.45 Tromsö, Sea Plane Base, alongside "BERNHARD VON TSCHIRSKY" Made fast.  
           
    15.08.43      
    08.30   Outfitting and supply at Tromsö Sea Plane Base.  
    12.00   Day's run:  138.0 nm, 0.0 nm, total 138.0 nm  
           
 
 
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    continued      
    15.08.43      
    15.06 Tromsö, alongside "BERNHARD VON TSCHIRSKY" Cast off.  Carried out test refueling of a B.V. 138.  
    17.43   Made fast.  Final outfitting.  
    19.45   Cast off for together transit with "U-636" to Hammerfest in accordance with Outbound Orders.  
    20.18 Off Tromsö Taken in convoy by M 346.  
           
    16.08.43      
    00.00 Proceeded on the Archipelago Route to Hammerfest steering in accordance with the instructions of the Kommandant    
    02.10   Incoming Radio Message 2117/15/724:  Brünner for Ob.Masch Wunderlich:  B.d.U. telegraphed:  
        In recognition of your achievements as an Ob.Masch. aboard a U-boat in the name of the Führer and Obnerfehlshabers der Wehrmacht I confer the German Cross in Gold.  
                                                                      "Dönitz."  
        Additionally:  Congratulations on the high award.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
    04.00      
    08.00   Released escort M 346.  
    08.10 Hammerfest, alongside Black Watch Made fast.  
    10.30 - 12.32 Hammerfest Torpedo offload at "ADMIRAL HERING".  
    12.00   Day's run:  150.0 nm, 0.0 nm, total 150.0 nm  
    14.20   Took over land weather station "Gerhard" and embarked Reg.Rat. Stoebe and Techn.Inspeltor Ernst.  
    18.40 - 18.55   Award of the German Cross in Gold to Ob.Masch Wunderlich.  
           
    17.08.43      
    08.15   Cast off.  
    08.19 Off Hammerfest With "U-636" taken in convoy by "R 151".  Began transit to the north via SR 1.  
        Valid Operations Orders:  
        F.d.U. Norwegen Operations Order No. 1  
        F.d.U. Norwegen Operations Order No. 5  
        F.d.U. Norwegen Operations Order No. 6  
    08.55 Outbound on the Archipelago Route Trim test.  The linkage of the negative buoyancy tank flood valves on both sides are out of service.  Completely unexplained disorder.  For details see K.T.B. Maschine.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 17.08.43
 
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    continue      
    17.08.43      
    11.00 Outbound on the Archipelago Route Released escort "R 151".  Moved off from the coast on course 20° and both GF.  
    12.00 Norwegian Sea Day's run:  42.0 nm, 1.8 nm, total 43.8 nm  
      AC 7248    
      Sea 1, misty 10/10, Swell, Vis. bad    
    16.00 AC 4855 Test dive.  
    17.46   Surfaced.  After audio regulation of the voltage at the 6 KVA rectifier the F.u.M.G. [radar] was again in service.  
    17.47 AC 4855 Recognition Signals exchanged with "U 636".  
    18.13 AC 4855 "Machine Guns Out" for training.  
    18.16 AC 4852 Crash dive for training.  
    18.40 AC 4852 "Machine Guns Out" for training.  
    18.55 to 19.11 AC 4853 Crash dive for training.  
    19.22 AC 4837 Drifting mine shot.  
    20.00 AC 4838    
      NE 3, Sea 1-2, 10/10, 1004 mb, Swell, Vis. good    
           
    18.08.43      
    00.00 AC 4913    
      NE 3, Sea 2, 10/10, 1004 mb, at times fog    
    04.00 AC 4695    
    05.35 AC 5471 Drifting mine shot.  
    08.00 AC 5454    
      NNE 2-3, Sea 2, 9/10, 1000 mb, rain showers    
    11.55 AC 5439 Drifting mine shot.  
    12.00 AC 5439 Day's run:  139.0 nm, 6.0 nm, total 145.0 nm  
    12.43   Outgoing Radio Message 1140/707:  F.d.U. from Brünner:  1) Am missing Serial No. 745 and 755.  
        2)  Flood valves of both negative buoyancy tanks out of service. Will attempt repairs later.  
        3)  Position square AC 5461  
        4)  NE 3, Sea 2, 10/10, Vis. good, 999 mb.  
    13.01 - 13.16 AC 5517 Crash dive for training.  
    14.30 - 14.41 AC 5515 Crash dive for training.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 17.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 18.08.43
 
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    continued      
    18.08.43 Norwegian Sea    
    16.00 AC 5521    
      NE 3, Sea 2, 10/10, 996 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    16.05 - 18.12 AC 5521 Test dive, damage control exercises.  
    20.00 AC 5294    
           
    19.08.43      
    00.00 AC 5348    
      NE 5, Sea 4, 10/10, 991 mb, Vis. changing, rain showers    
    04.00 AC 5329    
    08.00 AC 6111    
      N 5, Sea 4, 10/10, 984 mb, misty, rain showers    
    12.00 AC 6111 Day's run:  150.5 nm, 5.0 nm, total 155.5 nm  
        In accordance with Radio Message 728/729 high frequency part of the Metox receiver placed under lock (Use of Metox receiver is prohibited).  
    13.45 - 14.08 AC 3776 Crash dive for training.  
    16.00 AC 3784    
      W 5, Sea 4, 8/10, 986 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    16.01 - 17.52 AC 3784 Test dive, fire control training.  
    18.42 AC 3763 Drifting mine shot.  
    20.00 AC 3767    
           
    20.08.43      
    00.00 AC 3842    
      SW 6, Sea 4, 10/10, 987 mb, at times fog    
    04.00 AC 3831    
    08.00 AC 3675    
      SSW 6, Sea 4-5, 10/10, 990 mb, Vis. changing    
    10.56 - 11.16 AC 3658 Crash dive for training.  
    12.00 AC 3667    
    16.00 AT 1419 Day's run:  140.5 nm, 4.5 nm, total 145.0 nm  
      S 5, Sea 4, 10/10, 998 mb, at times fog    
    17.53 AT 1424 Surfaced.  
    20.00 AT 1431    
    22.07   Presented Radio Message 1643/20/770:  Contents:  Search for emergency landing of B.V. 138 in square AT 2288 and switch to aircraft frequency.  
    22.11 AT 1431 Both GF, course 87° to crash location.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 18.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 19.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 20.08.43
 
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    21.08.43 Norwegian Sea    
    00.00 AT 1294    
      SSE 5, Sea 4, 10/10, 998 mb, Vis. 3-8 nm    
    00.57   Presented Radio Message 0050/21/789:  Have met sea plane.                                                     "U-601".  
    01.00   Continued transit.  Course 75°.  
    02.07   Outgoing Short Signal 0107/21/790:  Arrive in 24 hours.  
                                                                      "U-703".  
    04.00 AT 1383    
    08.00 AT 2146    
      S 3-4, Sea 3, 9/10, 1005 mb, misty    
    12.00 AT 2163 Day's run:  224 nm, 3 nm, total 227 nm  
    16.00 AT 2237 Test dive.  
    16.33 SW 2-3, Sea 2, 8/10, 1007 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    20.00 AT 2321    
    22.00 AT 8895 Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 75°T, 46 nm.  Novaya Zemlya in sight.  
           
    22.08.43      
    00.00 AT 3126    
    04.00 AT 3148    
    04.20 AT 3148 "U-601" (Grau) in sight.  
    08.00 AT 3149 Anchored off Cape Pinigin with "U-601".  In accordance with Outbound Orders WF Land gear "Gerhart" established.  Reg.Rat. Stoebe and Insp. Ernst transfered to Grau.  From Grau took over Oblt. Stieler (Operation Leader) and Lt. Drepper, as well as 6 man Luftwaffe for B.V. operations.  Additionally spare parts for B.V. taken over.  
    12.00 AT 3149 Day's run:  137 nm, 1.8 nm, total 138.8 nm  
    16.00 AT 3149    
    20.00 AT 3149    
    23.05 AT 3149 Outgoing Short Signal 2308/22/770:  Yes, "U-703" in accordance with Outbound Orders.  
           
    23.08.43      
    00.00 AT 3149    
    00.50 AT 3149 Work and personnel exchange ended.  Weighed anchor.  
    02.20 - 03.05 AT 3142 Test dive.  
    03.10   Presented Radio Message 0006/22/772:  Brünner, ice reconnaissance in accordance with Operations Order Article 5, afterwards every 50 nm to 80°E then observe Landing Place 1 and 2 and reconnaissance to the south.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
           
Sun and Moon Data 21.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 22.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 23.08.43
 
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    continued      
    23.08.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    03.10   Contrary to this order ran first to "U-255" (Harms) at Landing Place 1 to transfer the Operations Leader and perhaps spares.  
    04.00 AT 3119    
      SW 1, Sea 1, 7/10, 1016 mb, Vis. bad, fog    
    08.00 AT 8896    
    12.00 AT 3225 Day's run:  117.5 nm, 2.5 nm, total 120 nm  
      WSW 1, Sea 1, 9/10, 1006 mb, Vis. changing Lighthouse at Cape Jelanija in sight.  Moved off.  
    14.15   Landing place 2 recognized.  
    16.00 AT 3276    
    16.55 AT 3276 Recognition Signal exchanged with U-255 (Harms).  
    17.53 AT 3276 Stopped beside U-255 at Landing Place 1.  Operations Leader Oblt. Stieler transferred to Harms.  Gave over cold start mixture and some provisions.  Harms will report meeting later by Radio Message.  
    20.00 AT 3278    
           
    24.08.43      
    00.00 AT 3278    
      E 3, Sea 2, 10/10, 1007 mb, rain showers    
    00.45 AT 3278 Departed Landing Place 1.  Intention:  Observe the roadstead off Jelanija for the minesweepers of the Russian Chief White Sea Flotilla announced by Officer-Only Radio Message.  Then ice reconnaissance in accordance with orders.  
    04.00 AT 3252    
    07.35 AT 3215 Back and forth in position in thick fog off Jelanija.  
    08.00 AT 3215    
      E 3, Sea 1-2, 10/10, 1003 mb, thick fog    
    10.30 AT 3216 Fog persists, moved off for ice reconnaissance.  
    10.39 - 11.18 AT 3216 Test dive, nothing heard.  
    12.00 AT 3221 Day's run:  108.0 nm, 2 nm, total 110.0 nm  
    16.00 ÄF 8945 Course N, diesel-electric LF.  
      E 3, Sea 1-2, dog, 10/10, 1000 mb    
    20.00 ÄF 8675    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 23.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 24.08.43
 
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    25.08.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    00.00 ÄF 8615    
      E 3, Sea 2, fog, 10/10, 1000 mb    
           
    04.00 ÄF 8348    
    08.00 ÄF 8312    
      E 4, Sea 3, 10/10, 1003 mb, Vis. changing    
    12.00 ÄF 5942 Day's run:  195.0 nm, 0.0 nm, total 195.0 nm  
    16.00 - 19.01 ÄF 5678 Test dive, topped up battery II.  
      NE 5-6, Sea 5, 10/10, 1005 mb, snow showers    
    20.00 ÄF 5675    
    20.45 ÄF 5942 Ice limit in sight.  Followed the ice limit to the east.  
           
    26.08.43      
    00.00 ÄF 5658    
      NE 5, Sea 5, 10/10, 1005 mb, Vis. good    
    04.00 ÄF 5662    
    08.00 ÄF 5633    
    12.00 ÄF 6646 Day's run:  158.5 nm, 4.5 nm, total 163.0 nm  
      NE 3, Sea 1-2, 10/10, 1008 mb, Vis. 8 nm    
    16.00 ÄF 6479 Test dive.  
    16.43 NE 3, Sea 1-2, 10/10, 1011 mb, Vis. 10 nm "Cannon Ready" for training.  
    20.00 ÄF 6737    
           
    27.08.43      
    00.00 ÄF 6796    
      NNE 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 1011 mb, Vis. 12 nm    
    02.42   Vize Island in sight.  Came to within 5 nm.  Nothing in particular.  
    04.00 ÄF 9135    
    08.00 ÄF 9161    
      NNE 1-2, Sea 0, 5/10, 1016 mb, Vis. 12 nm    
    12.00 ÄF 9271 Day's run:  200 nm, 1.3 nm, total 201.3 nm  
    13.51   Outgoing Short Signal 1350/27/756:  ßß ÄF 50, 598, 673, 661.        "U-703" (Ice limit run)  
    16.00 - 16.31 ÄF 9286 Test dive.  "Machine Guns Out" for training.  
      NNE 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 1018 mb, Vis. 12 nm, at times fog    
    20.00 ÄF 9562    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 25.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 26.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 27.08.43
 
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    continued      
    27.08.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    20.26   Outgoing Short Signal 2026/27/774:  ßß ÄF 412, 479, 877, 286.     "U-703" (Ice limit run)  
        Ice reconnaissance ended.  Intentions:  Search the roadstead off Lonely Island for Russian minesweepers.  
           
    28.08.43      
    00.00 ÄF 9911    
      NE 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 1019 mb, Vis. 12 nm, at times fog.    
    03.15   Presented Radio Message 2351/27/783:  Brünner ensure that flight papers are out of locker 61.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
    03.40 ÄF 9866 Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 285°T, 15.4 nm,  
    04.00 ÄF 9869    
    05.20   Lonely Island in sight.  Intention:  Ran to the south, then headed in from the SE.  
    06.29 - 06.43   Crash dive due to increasing fog.  
    08.00 ÄF 9949 Approached in the fog.  
    08.39 ÄF 9949 Dived.  Fog lifted.  Went in to 12 nm.  Water depth came up.  Coast is easily distinguished.  Nothing in particular.  
    09.46 ÄF 9949 Fog lifts, surfaced, moved off.  
    12.00 ÄF 9918 Day's run:  185 nm, 4.0 nm, total 189 nm  
      NE 2, Sea 1, 9/10, 1020 mb, Vis. 8-10 nm, fog banks Intention:  Observe the roadstead off Jelanija, then reconnaissance in the south in accordance with orders.  
    16.00 - 17.xx   Test dive, damage combat exercises.  
    19.00 ÄF 9855 "Machine Guns Out" for training.  
    19.05 - 19.22   Crash dive for training.  
    20.00 ÄF 9882    
           
    29.08.43      
    00.00 ÄF 9796    
      SE 1, Sea 1, 2/10, 1022 mb, Vis. 15 nm    
    03.58   Presented Radio Message 0050/29/709:  1.)  . . . .   2.) Brünner occupy Herbschleb attack area.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
    04.00 ÄF 9784 Course 160° to occupy attack area square AS 42 and 43.  
    08.00 AS 1151    
      ESE 3, Sea 2-3, cloudless, 1020 mb, Vis. 20 nm    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 27.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 28.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 29.08.43
 
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    continued      
    29.08.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    12.00 AS 1183 Day's run:  166.2 nm, 4 nm, total 170.2 nm  
    13.30 - 14.02 AS 1189 Crash dive for training.  
    16.00 - 16.41 AS 1434 Crash dive for training, balanced the boat.  
    20.00 AS 1469    
           
    30.08.43      
    00.00 AS 1579    
      NE 5, Sea 3-4, 10/10, 1015 mb, Vis. 12 nm    
    04.00 AS 1852    
    08.00 AS 1891    
      E 5, Sea 4, 10/10, 1009 mb, Vis. 8 nm    
    11.11 AS 4223 Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 262°T, 19.5 nm.  
    12.00 AS 4231 Day's run:  152.3 nm, 2.2 nm, total 154.5 nm  
    16.00 In attack area    
      AS 4315    
      NE 5, Sea 3-4, 10/10, 1004 mb, Vis. 8 nm    
    20.00 AS 4354 Intention:  Initially observe traffic from Jenissei [river] to the east.  
           
    31.08.43      
    00.00 AS 4354    
      NE 4, Sea 2, 10/10, 999 mb, Vis. bad    
    04.00      
    08.00      
    12.00   Day's run:  42 nm, 2.2 nm, total 44.2 nm  
    16.00 - 16.52 NNE 1-2, Sea 0, 10/10, 999 mb, fog Test dive.  
      Due to fog Fu.M.G. [radar] turned on, continuous operation.  
    20.00      
    22.15   Detection!  West Kamennye Island.  
        Bearing 120°T, 12 nm away.  Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 38°T, 19 nm.  Island was held on radar regularly.  
           
    01.09.43      
    00.00 N 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 1000 mb, fog    
    04.00      
    06.10   West Kamennye Island in sight.  Moved off slowly.  
    08.00 NW 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 1000 mb, Vis. 2-10 nm    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 29.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 30.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 31.08.43
Sun and Moon Data 09.09.43
 
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    continued      
    01.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    12.00   Day's run:  25.5 nm, 2.0 nm, total 27.5 nm  
        Intention:  Observe roadstead off Dikson Island.  
    16.00 - 16.36 AS 4372 Test dive.  
      SW 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 1001 mb, fog, Vis. 1-3 nm    
    19.48 AS 4377 Dived.  Put the boat on the bottom in fog, by plotting am about 3 nm off Dikson Island.  Intention:  Wait for morning twilight and visibility improvement.  
    20.00 AS 4377    
    22.27 AS 4377 At periscope depth, it is still too dark.  
    23.05 AS 4377 Put the boat on the bottom.  
           
    02.09.43      
    00.10 AS 4377 At periscope depth.  Visibility was about 2-3 nm.  Am about 1.5 nm west of the Dikson Lighthouse.  Ran to the south at about 1-2 nm distance from the west coast of Dikson Island then between Vern Island and Dikson Island to the south entrance to Dikson harbor.  
    04.00 AS 4611    
    04.25   To Action Stations!  Out of the mist from the southwest a small fishing trawler comes in sight.  Unfortunately target angle is already 150°.  Runs into Dikson harbor.  It is a pity, a battery of field cannons is clearly visible on land, also my cannon is not usable.  
    06.30   Am positioned in 14 meters water off the southern entrance of Dikson harbor.  Nothing is seen in the harbor.  Came about and ran off to the southwest.  
    08.00 AS 4611    
    10.00   Coast out of sight.  
    10.25   Surfaced.  Afterwards occupied a position north of Dikson.  
    12.00 S 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 1002 mb, Vis. 8-12 nm Day's run:  38.5 nm, 34.2 nm, total 72.7 nm  
    16.00 AS 4295 Test dive.  
      Sea 1, S 2, 10/10, 1002 mb, Vis. 2-6 nm, fog    
    20.00      
           
    03.09.43      
    00.00 S 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 1002 mb, Vis. 8-10 nm, rain    
    04.00      
    08.00 NW 2, Sea 0-1, 10/10, 1002 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm, fog banks    
           
Sun and Moon Data 01.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 02.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 03.09.43
 
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    continued      
    03.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    12.00   Day's run:  0 nm, 2 nm, total 2 nm  
    16.00 - 16.58 AS 4295 Test dive.  
      NW 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 1003 mb, Vis. 1-6 nm, fog    
    20.00      
           
    04.09.43      
    00.00 NW 2, Sea 1, 10/10, Vis. 4-10 nm, fog    
    01.40 - 01.45   To Action Stations for training.  
    04.00      
    07.30   Radio tower on Dikson Island in sight.  Moved off.  
    08.00 NNW 2, Sea 1, 9/10, 1009 mb, Vis. 8-15 nm    
    09.51 - 10.20 AS 4293 Crash dive for flying boat (Catalina?).  
    10.44 - 11.11 AS 4293 Crash dive for 2 flying boats (MBR 2).  
        Had I been sighted off Dikson?  
    12.00 AS 4293 Day's run:  14 nm, 3.5 nm, total 17.5 nm  
    12.11 - 12.50 AS 4293 Crash dive for 2 land-based aircraft.  
    12.57 - 13.43 AS 4371 Crash dive for aircraft.  
        Are they all searching for me or are ships coming from the east? (all aircraft were sighted in the east).  
    15.08 - 15.46 AS 4372 Crash dive for 2 aircraft.  
    16.00 AS 4348    
    16.30 - 17.32 AS 4348 Crash dive for 2 aircraft.  Have not been sighted by the aircraft up to now.  
    16.50   Presented Radio Message 1314/4/787:  Brünner, Lange:  1)  6 September 04.00 hours meet in AT 6149, provisions transfer to Lange.  Supply of Brünner later from Harms.  
        2)  Afterwards change of attack area.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
    17.32 AS 4349 Surfaced.  Began transit to meeting point.  Pity, would like to have determined the cause of the air surveillance.  
    18.16   Outgoing Short Signal 1817/4/797:  It is possible that I was noticed.  Heavy air surveillance.              "U-703".  
    20.00 AS 4264    
    20.30   Presented Radio Message 1521/4/792:  Group Wiking, Officer-Only Bruno from F.d.U.:  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 03.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 04.09.43
 
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    continued      
    04.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    20.30   F.d.U.:  
        1)  According to B-Dienst 4 September Chef Zerstörerflottille at "Baku" will conduct further destroyer operations in the "Dikson" area.  
        2)  Kentmann . . . .  
        I should have known this. At the cost of a higher cruising speed I could have stayed for a few hours off Dikson. It is too late for me to come about now.  
           
    05.09.43      
    00.00 AS 4244    
      NW 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 1016 mb, Vis. 20 nm    
    04.00 AS 4151    
    08.00 AT 6361    
      NW 1, Sea 0, 7/10, 1017 mb, Vis. 15 nm    
    12.00 AT 6234 Day's run:  163.0 nm, 5.5 nm, total 168.5 nm  
        Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 292°T, 19 nm  
    16.00 AT 6163    
      NW 1, Sea 0, 7/10, 1017 mb, Vis. 12 nm    
    20.00 AT 6149 Reached meeting point.  
           
    06.09.43      
    00.00 AT 6149    
    01.20 AT 6149 Recognition Signals exchanged with "U-711".  
    03.30   Provisions transferred to "U-711".  
    04.00 AT 6173    
      E 4, Sea 2, 9/10, 1015 mb, Vis. 10 nm    
    06.00 AT 6176 Provisions transfer ended.  
    06.17   Course 150°, to attack area.  
    08.00 AT 6421 Reached attack area.  
      ENE 5, Sea 2, 9/10, 1012 mb, Vis. 10 nm    
    12.00 AT 6461 Day's run:  126.3 nm, 0 nm, total 126.3 nm  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 04.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 05.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 06.09.43
 
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    continued      
    06.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    16.00 AT 6461    
      NE 6, Sea 5, 9/10, 1009 mb, Vis. 8-10 nm    
    19.15   Test dive.  
    20.00      
   

21.00

  Surfaced.  While blowing the boat always settles deeper, instead of coming out.  Therefore immediately dived again.  Will wait until lightness to determine the cause.  
    21.15    
    23.26   At periscope depth.  
           
    07.09.43      
    00.00 NE 6, Sea 5, 10/10, Vis. 6 nm    
    00.28   Surfaced.  The settling while blowing was only due to low blowing pressure.  
    02.10   Presented Radio Message 2358/6/755:  1)  Bugs give provisions to Brünner on 8 September at 00.00 hours AT 6149.  Afterwards . . .  
    02.31   Began transit to meeting point.  
    04.00 AT 6461    
    08.00 AT 6426    
      NE 6, Sea 5, overcast, 1008 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    12.00   Day's run:  51 nm, 4 nm, total 155 nm  
        Presented Radio Message 1213/762:  1)  Bugs after provisions transfer initially go to attack area AT 64 join Group Wiking.  2)  Brünner occupy AT 62.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
    16.00 - 16.51 AT 6187 Test dive.  
      NE 5, Sea 5, 10/10, 1010 mb, Vis. 4-6 nm, rain showers    
    20.00 AT 6173    
    21.50   Presented Short Signal 2208/7/771:  Meeting point not suitable for supply due to weather conditions.  Suggest new meeting point square AT 3278.  
                                                                      "U-629".  
           
    08.09.43      
    00.00 AT 6148 Positioned at meeting point.  
      NE 5, Sea 5, 10/10, 1014 mb, Vis. 6-12 nm    
    00.45   Incoming Radio Message 2214/7/773:  Bugs, Brünner:  New meeting point 3278.  Observe Serial No. 765  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
        Serial No. 765 was a B-Diesnt report concerning a Russian U-boat located off Jelanija on 4 September.  Began transit to new meeting point.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 06.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 07.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 08.09.43
 
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    continued      
    08.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    04.00 AT 6119    
    08.00 AT 6121    
      NE 5, Sea 4, 10/10, 1020 mb, Vis. 6-12 nm    
    09.00 AT 2697 Nowaja Semlja in sight!  Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 327°T, 69 nm!  
        (nearly 3 days with no navigation fix)  
    12.00 AT 2693 Day's run:  72 nm, 1.5 nm, total 73.5 nm  
    16.00 - 16.37 AT 3445  Test dive.  
      NE 4, Sea 3, 10/10, 1024 mb, Vis. 10-15 nm, fog banks    
    20.00 AT 3429    
           
    09.09.43      
    00.00 AT 3512 Landing Place I in sight.  Recognition Signals exchanged with U-255.  
      NE 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 1020 mb, Vis. 15 nm  
    01.23 AT 2378 Anchored beside "U-255".  
    04.00 Landing Place I At Anchor.  The fuel contaminated by bunker painting in main ballast and reserve fuel oil tank 4 was transferred into main ballast and reserve fuel oil tank 2, so we can take over new fuel in 4.  
    12.00   Day's run:  74 nm, 1.2 nm, total 75.2 nm  
    14.00   Presented Radio Message 1106/7/715:  Boats except for Becker, not outfitted with new Auka Table for May 43, report this by Short Signal keyword "Wotan".  
        It is on board.  
    16.00   At anchor.  
    18.45   Weighed anchor.  Put to sea.  Sent a Radio Message and flushed main ballast and reserve fuel oil tank 4.  
    20.00 AT 3279    
      SW 1, Sea 0, 9/10, 1024 mb, Vis. 15 nm, fog banks    
           
    10.09.43      
    00.00 AT 3526    
      SW 1, Sea 1, 10/10, 1022 mb, Vis. 15 nm    
    00.53   Outgoing Radio Message 0027/738:  To F.d.U.:  1) Harms [upperdeck]canister operable.  2)  All aircraft lubricating oil given over.  3)  Bugs still not met.                                   "Brünner"  
    01.27 - 02.20 AT 3538 Dived to flush main ballast and reserve fuel oil tank 4.  
    02.50   Headed for Landing Place I.  
    04.00 AT 3534    
    07.52   Landing Place I in sight.  Recognition Signals exchanged with U-255.  In the mean time Bugs has arrived.  
    08.00      
           
Sun and Moon Data 08.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 09.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 10.09.43
 
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    continued      
    10.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    08.20 Landing Place I Put the boat on the bottom in 6 meters water between Harms and Bugs, so that the over deck is just overspilled.  The three boats lying beside one another make a rare peaceful impression.  
        Provisions and fuel are taken over from Bugs.  
    12.00   Day's run:  99 nm, 1.3 nm, total 100.3 nm  
    16.00   Transfer ended.  Waiting with Bugs for the arrival of a B.V.  
    17.00   In place of Bugs, who was to deliver his new Auka Table to Harms, but has none, I submit mine.  
    17.15   Presented Radio Message 1335/10/744:  Contents:  The old Auka Table remains in effect for now.  
     
[Auka Table = Aufklärungs- und Kampfflieger Signalstafel Land und See]
 
    19.41   B.V. in sight, smooth landing.  Brings fresh bread, unfortunately no mail.  
    20.00      
    22.15 AT 3278 Departed Landing Place I.  
           
    11.09.43      
    00.00 AT 3513    
      SW 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 1012 mb, Vis. 10 nm    
    00.30   Course for attack area AT 62.  
    04.00 AT 3582    
    04.15 AT 3582 Outgoing Short Signal 0919/11/765:  Am equipped for 3 weeks.  Still have 80-100 cbm fuel, keyword "Wotan".  
                                                                      "U-703".  
    08.00 AT 3828    
      SW 3, Sea 1, 10/10, 1011 mb, Vis. 8 nm, misty    
    12.00 AT 3886 Day's run:  112 nm, 0 nm, total 112 nm  
    13.00 AT 6223 Reached attack area.  
    16.00 - 16.54 AT 6253 Test dive.  
    20.00      
           
    12.09.43      
    00.00      
    04.00      
    08.00      
    11.40   Presented Radio Message 0956/782:  Brünner go to Landing Place I at increased speed.  Report time of arrival by Short Signal.                                      "F.d.U."  
        (Harms, Bugs and Herrle search for a B.V. which made an emergency landing yesterday.  Group Circuit U I.)  
    11.45   Both diesels 2 x HF, course for Landing Place I.  
    12.00 AT 6294 Day's run:  88 nm, 2 nm, total 90 nm  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 10.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 11.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 12.09.43
 
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    continued      
    12.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    13.18   Outgoing Short Signal 1333/787:  23.30 hours (on Circuit U I)
                                                                      "U-703".  
        Was initially repeated by Control as from Herrle.  
    16.00 AT 3882    
      SW 3, Sea 2, 5/10, 1003 mb, Vis. 18 nm    
    20.00 AT 3548    
           
    13.09.43      
    00.00 AT 3511    
      SW 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 1003 mb, Vis. changing    
    02.25 Landing Place I Put the boat on the bottom in 6 meters water.  Camouflage nets put out.  Lookout established on land.  
      AT 3278  
    03.10   Presented Radio Message 0126/703:  1)  . . .  2) . . .         3)  . . .  4)  Brünner remain at Landing Place I for now.   
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
        Negative buoyancy tanks opened.  Linkage for the flood valves repaired.  For details see K.T.B. Maschine.  
    04.00 Landing Place I on the bottom    
    08.00      
    12.00   Day's run:  178 nm, 0 nm, total 178 nm  
    16.00 SW 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 997 mb, Vis. 1-2 nm, fog    
    20.00 Landing Place I on the bottom    
           
    14.09.43      
    00.00 NW 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 992 mb, Vis. 1-15 nm, fog    
    04.00   Presented Radio Message 2347/13/724:  1)  No further flying boat operations in the Kara Sea.  2)  Brünner report ice limit from 83° to 63°E about every 50 nm,  Afterwards ice and traffic monitoring up to 60 nm around Jelanija.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
    05.30   Boat raised from the bottom.  Moved off from land for ice reconnaissance.  Diesel-electric LF.  
    08.00 AT 3531    
      NW 4, Sea 2, 9/10, 992 mb, Vis. 8-10 nm    
    12.00 AT 3346 Day's run:  60 nm, 0 nm, total 60 nm  
    16.00 AT 3334    
      NW 5, Sea 4, 8/10, 995 mb, Vis. 6-10 nm, snow showers    
           
Sun and Moon Data 12.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 13.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 14.09.43
 
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    continued      
    14.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    16.04 - 17.12 AT 3334 Test dive.  
    20.00 ÄF 9788    
           
    15.09.43      
    00.00 ÄF 9799    
      W 4, Sea 2-3, 9/10, 995 mb, Vis. 4-6 nm, snow showers    
    04.00 ÄF 9884    
    08.00 ÄF 9896    
      W 3-4, Sea 2-3, 9/10, 992 mb, Vis. 2-12 nm, snow showers    
    08.10   Presented Radio Message 2307/738:  Officer-Only Otto:  Apparently mine searchers and patrol vessels or U-boats are stationed at Cape Jelanija.  
    12.00 ÄF 9981 Day's run:  169 nm, 1.5 nm, total 170.5 nm  
    16.00 ÄF 9961    
      W 4, Sea 3, 10/10, 991 mb, Vis. 1-8 nm, snow showers    
    15.57 - 16.41 ÄF 9961 Test dive.  
    20.00 ÄF 9689    
           
    16.09.43      
    00.00 ÄF 9652    
      W 3, Sea 2-3, 10/10, 990 mb, Vis. 3-4 nm, driving snow    
    01.40   Ice limit in sight.  Began ice reconnaissance.  
    04.00 ÄF 9612    
    08.00 ÄF 9294    
      W 3, Sea 2, 10/10, 982 mb, Vis. 6-10 nm, snow showers    
    12.00 ÄF 9251 Day's run:  191 nm, 1 nm, total 192 nm  
    13.00 ÄF 9228 Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 111°T, 14 nm  
    15.00 ÄF 9242 Vize Island in sight!  
    16.00 ÄF 9244    
      W 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 986 mb, Vis. 3-8 nm, driving snow    
    15.57 - 16.38 ÄF 9244 Test dive.  
    20.00 ÄF 9126    
           
    17.09.43      
    00.00 ÄF 6754    
      N 2, Sea 0, 10/10, 991 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    04.00 ÄF 6481    
    08.00 ÄF 5933    
           
Sun and Moon Data 14.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 15.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 16.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 17.09.43
 
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    continued      
    17.09.44 Western Siberian Sea    
    08.00 ÄF 5933    
      N 2-3, Sea 2, 10/10, 996 mb, Vis. 6-10 nm    
    12.00 ÄF 5983 Day's run:  224.8 nm, 1.5 nm, total 226.3 nm  
    16.00 ÄF 8352    
      N 3, Sea 2, 10/10, 998 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    15.58 - 16.55 ÄF 8352 Test dive.  
    20.00 ÄF 8348    
           
    18.09.43      
    00.00 ÄF 8298 No further sharp ice limit.  Only large drift ice fields, I bypass them all to the south.  
      N 2, Sea 1, 9/10, 1000 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm  
    04.00 ÄF 8559    
    08.00 ÄF 8821    
      N 2, Sea 0-1, 7/10, 998 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    10.45   Outgoing Short Signal:  1100/18/738:  379, 242, 762.  (Ice limit run).                                                "U-703".  
    11.00 ÄF 8485 Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 280°T, 19 nm  
        Crossed 63°E to the east.  Ice limit finished.  
        Intention:  Observe the Jelanija roadstead.  
    12.00 ÄF 8723 Day's run:  204.5 nm, 2 nm, total 206.5 nm  
    13.09   Outgoing Short Signal:  1310/18/743: 445, 961, 319.  (Ice limit run).                                                "U-703".  
    15.00   Presented Radio Message 1325/744:  Brünner go to Landing Place I.  If appropriate, once again operation of a B.V.                                                        "F.d.U."  
        Did not go, all aircraft lubricating oil give to Harms.  
    16.00 ÄF 8841    
      E 3, Sea 2, 10/10, 997 mb, Vis. 10 nm    
    16.11   Outgoing Radio Message 1510/745:  No aircraft oil.  
                                                                      "Brünner".  
        See comments concerning transmitting conditions at the conclusion of the K.T.B.  
    16.12 - 16.37 ÄF 8841 Test dive.  
    19.00   Presented Radio Message 1700/748:  Brünner, Radio Message of 15.10 hours distorted, give again.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
    20.00 ÄF 8856    
    20.29   Outgoing Radio Message 1921/756:  F.d.U. from Brünner:  
        1)  523, 493, then northwest.  2)  No aircraft oil.  3)  9 days provisions, request supply, 62 cbm.  
        Initially back and forth in position off Jelanija.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 17.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 18.09.43
 
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    19.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    00.00 ÄF 8948    
      SE 2, Sea 1, 1/10, 997 mb, Vis. 15 nm    
    04.00 ÄF 8962    
    08.00 ÄF 8983    
      SSE 1, Sea 1, 8/10, 998 mb, Vis. 12 nm    
    11.55   Presented Radio Message 1052/773:  Contents:  Brünner from F.d.U.:  Go to Landing Place I, take over provisions and fuel from Grau and Heinrich, from that subsequent supply of Lange for 18 days.  
    12.00 ÄF 8994 Day's run:  141 nm, 1 nm, total 142 nm  
        Course for Landing Place I.  
    13.30   Set off to flush main ballast and reserve fuel oil tank 4 which had been carried empty.  
    15.58 AT 3342 Crash dive for training.  Balanced the boat, flushed main ballast and reserve fuel oil tank 4.  
    16.00 AT 3342    
      SE 1, Sea 1, overcast, 10/10, 997 mb, Vis. 10 nm    
    17.03 AT 3342 Surfaced.  
    20.00 AT 3259    
    22.15   Coast in sight.  
           
    20.09.43      
    00.00 AT 3276    
      W 1, Sea 1, 9/10, 995 mb, Vis. 2-8 nm, fog banks    
    04.00 AT 3278 Reached Landing Place I.  
    04.29 Landing Place I Boat put on the bottom.  Conning tower above water, camouflage nets put out.  Lookout on land.  
    08.00      
    12.00   Day's run:  112 nm, 3 nm, total 115 nm  
      S 1, Sea 1, 10/10, 996 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm, driving snow    
    15.05 Landing Place I. "U-711" (Lange) in sight.  Lies beside me on the bottom.  
    16.00      
    20.00      
           
    21.09.43      
    00.00      
    03.00   "U-601" (Grau) in sight.  Anchors in 15 meters water.  
    04.00      
    04.10   "U-960" (Heinrich) in sight.  Anchors beside Grau.  
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 19.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 20.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 21.09.43
 
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    continued      
    21.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    07.00 Landing Place I Boat raised from the bottom, went alongside U-960 to take over provisions and fuel.  
      Alongside U-960  
    08.00      
    12.00   Day's run:  total 0 nm  
    12.15   Presented Radio Message 0927/21/710:  "Wiking, Brünner, Grau Officer-Only Zet:  
        1)  20 September 17.40 hours a convoy of 7 vessels, 4 mine searchers passed Cape Greben on an easterly course.  
        2)  Kentmann  . . .                                  "F.d.U."  
        Great Kommandanten war council.  
    15.15   Transfer ended.  
    15.41   Cast off.  
    16.00   "U-601", "U-711", "U-960" put to sea.  
        Intention:  For now wait on orders.  
    16.20 Landing Place I Put the boat on the bottom as before.  
    20.00      
    20.09   Lange reports completion of supply by Short Signal.  
    21.42   Outgoing Short Signal:  2142/21/723:  Going temporarily to AS 40.                                                  "U-703".  
    21.45   Raised the boat from the bottom.  
    22.15   Set off from land.  Initially headed for square AS 41.  Port diesel out of service.  Exhaust gas valve of cylinder I leaks.  Damn!  See K.T.B. Maschine.  Ran on diesel-electric GF.  
           
    22.09.43      
    00.00 AT 3525    
      S 2, Sea 1-2, 10/10, 998 mb, Vis. 4-6 nm    
    00.30   Presented Radio Message 2309/728:  21.42 hours Short Signal received not understood here.  Give again.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
        For now bad communications.  
    02.00   Port diesel in service again.  Both GF.  
    04.00 AT 3687    
    07.00   Presented Radio Message 0519/22/730:  Brünner:  
        1)  Short Signal distorted. From Lange heading for AS 40 with 74 cbm.  
        2)  Report shortest ice distance with bearing from Cape Jelanija, if under 60 nm.                          "F.d.U."  
        By coincidence the 74 cbm is nearly exact.  A correction is not necessary.  
    08.00 AS 1774    
      SSE 3, Sea 2, 9/10, 997 mb, Vis. 15 nm    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 21.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 22.09.43
 
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    continued      
    22.09.43 West Siberian Sea    
    11.00 AS 4156 Positioned on suspected convoy route.  Intention:  Run to meet on zigzag course.  
    12.00 AS 4158 Day's run:  176 nm, 0 nm, total 176 nm  
    12.30 - 13.23 AS 4182 Test dive.  
    15.40   Presented Radio Message 1151/735:  Group Wiking:  
        1)  Reported convoy is not worth interference with tasks.  Grau if nothing of significance is seen in AS 40 operate on it.  
        2)  Brünner ice reconnaissance north of Nowaja Semlja is important.  
        3)  Lange return transit latest 23 September 1943, not Hammerfest, instead Andfjord Narvik.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
        I do not understand this.  It means passing on a uniquely available opportunity.  
    16.00 AS 4185 Dived.  Work on the battery, listening speed.  
      SSE 5, Sea 4, 10/10, 996 mb, Vis. 2-3 nm, fog    
    20.00 AS 4185    
    21.20 AS 4185 Work on the battery ended, surfaced.  Fog, diesel-electric HF, course for Jelanija.  
           
    23.09.43      
    00.00 AS 4143    
      SSE 3, Sea 2, 10/10, 986 mb, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 AS 1772    
    08.00 AS 1711    
      SW 4-5, Sea 3, 10/10, 985 mb, Vis. 1-6 nm    
    12.00 AT 3639 Day's run:  155.5 nm, 7 nm, total 162.5 nm  
    16.00 AT 3367    
      SW 3, Sea 2, 10/10, 983 mb, Vis. 2-12 nm, fog banks    
    16.00 - 16.25 AT 3367 Test dive.  
    16.53 - 17.02 AT 3364 Crash dive for training.  
    20.00 AT 3323 Intention:  Proceeded in a 60 nm circle from Jelanija for ice reconnaissance.  
           
    24.09.43      
    00.00 ÄF 8962    
      SW 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 982 mb, Vis. 2 nm, fog    
           
Sun and Moon Data 22.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 23.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 24.09.43
 
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    continued      
    24.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    02.00   Presented Radio Message 0027/748:  Brünner, report ice limit between 60° and 70°E.                     "F.d.U."  
        Course 0° for ice reconnaissance.  Position 70°E.  
    04.00 ÄF 8682    
    08.00 ÄF 8622    
      SW 1-2, Sea 0, 10/10, 983 mb, Vis. 500 meters, fog    
    12.00 ÄF 8352 Day's run:  222.2 nm, 2 nm, total 224.2 nm  
    16.00 ÄF 5984 In the seas an ever louder beating is heard outboard.  Up to now the cause is not determined.  
    15.57 ÄF 5982 Test dive.  While flooding there is a loud bang.  It is probably the flood valve of main ballast tank 3 starboard, which can no longer be closed since running aground on the last patrol, which has broken loose from the linkage and with the leakage of water into and out of the ballast tank continually opens and closes.  The linkage can now be moved.  
        Later inspection confirms these suspicions.  
    18.15 ÄF 5954 Ice limit in sight.  Followed the ice limit to the west.  
    20.00 ÄF 5942    
           
    25.09.43      
    00.00 ÄF 5867    
      N 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 990 mb, Vis. 4-6 nm, fog    
    04.00 ÄF 5876    
    08.00 ÄF 8133 New ice begins forming.  
      N 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 993 mb, fog, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    12.00 ÄF 8129 Day's run:  217.3 nm, 2 nm, total 219.3 nm  
      ÄF 8157    
      N 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 995 mb, Vis. 10-12 nm    
    16.00 - 17.32 ÄF 8157 Test dive, deep dive to thaw frozen piping.  
    20.00 ÄF 8158    
           
           
    26.09.43      
    00.00 ÄF 8179    
      N 1, Sea 0, 10/10, 994 mb, Vis. 1-2 nm, fog    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 24.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 25.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 26.09.43
 
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    continued      
    26.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    00.40   Presented Radio Message 2311/766:  Group Grau remain at Point 1.  2)  Brünner immediately report arrival there after ice reconnaissance.                                  "F.d.U."  
    01.20   Reached 60°E.  Ice reconnaissance ended.  Course for Landing Place I.  
    02.09   Outgoing Short Signal 0210/26.769:  173, 875, 951, 27th day of the current month 06.00 hours.     "U-703".  
    04.00 ÄF 8452    
    08.00 ÄF 8574    
      ESE 1-2, Sea 1, 8/10, 999 mb, Vis. 8-10 nm    
    12.00 ÄF 8829 Day's run:  220 nm, 4 nm, total 224 nm  
    12.45   Presented Radio Message 1107/770:  1) Grau, Heinrich, Brünner form Group Wiking.  2)  Brünner has provisions up to 6 October.  Supply so that all boat have the same endurance.  3)  Afterwards proceed to Position Line I from AT 3655 to AT 3633 in above named order.  4)  Grau report arrival in position line and endurance of the boats.  
                                                                      "F.d.U."  
    14.00   Presented Radio Message 1115/26/772:  Wiking:  From Position Line I continue via II AS 1975 to AS 1928, III AS 2755 to 2711, IV XA 7376 to 7262 anticipated.  Time points follow.                                          "F.d.U."  
    16.00 ÄF 8947    
      SE 3, Sea 2-3, 9/10, 997 mb, Vis. 10-12 nm    
    16.00 - 16.39 ÄF 8947 Test dive.  
        With increasing Sea State the banging of the flood valve of main ballast tank 3 is ever louder.  Unfortunately it cannot be changed.  Hopefully the bearings will wear through quickly, then at least it will be quiet.  
    20.00 ÄF 8989    
           
    27.09.43      
    00.00 ÄF 3264    
      SE 3, Sea 2-3, 10/10, 995 mb, Vis. 3 nm    
    02.30   Coast in sight.  
    04.00 AT 3276    
    06.36 AT 3278 Recognition signals exchanged with U-960 and U-601.  
    07.55 AT 3278 Anchored.  
      Landing Place I    
    08.00      
    09.00   Beginning of provisions and fuel transfer.  
    12.00   Day's run:  157 nm, 1.5 nm, total 158.5 nm  
    15.30   Provisions and fuel transfer ended.  All boats are outfitted up to 10 or 11 October.  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 26.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 27.09.43
 
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    continued      
    27.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    16.00 Landing Place I Weighed anchor.  Headed for Position Line I with U-601 and U-960.  By agreement transit at 10 knots.  
      SSE 4, Sea 1-2, 8/10, 999 mb, Vis. 10-12 nm  
    16.47 - 17.22 AT 3278 Test dive.  
    20.00 AT 3298 Presented Short Signal:  1715/27/783:  Have provisions for 2 weeks.  Position Line I taken up 23.00 hours.  Position Line IV taken up 1st day of the following month at 17.00 hours.                                                    "U-601".  
           
    28.09.43      
    00.00 AT 3631    
      SSE 2, Sea 2, 8/10, 998 mb, Vis. 10 nm    
    00.40   Reached Position Line I.  
    04.00 AS 1453    
    08.00 AS 1573    
      SE 5, Sea 3, 10/10, 992 mb, Vis. 4-8 nm, driving snow    
    12.00 AS 1598 Day's run:  171 nm, 2 nm, total 173 nm  
    16.00 - 16.38 AS 1927 Test dive.  
      SSE 3, Sea 2-3, 10/10, 984 mb, Vis. 0.5-3 nm, fog, rain    
    16.45 AS 1928 Reached Position Line II.  
    20.00 AS 1939    
    22.20 AS 2711 Reached Position Line III.  Continuing from here by agreement 01.00 hours due to bad visibility.  
    22.22 AS 2711 Dived.  Put the boat on the bottom. Sound observation.  
           
    29.09.43      
    00.00 AS 2711    
    01.01 AS 2711 Surfaced.  Course for Position Line IV.  
    02.10   Presented Radio Message 2309/28/710:  Wiking.  After Position Line IV attack areas depth 20 nm, Grau 5869, Heinrich 5837, Brünner 5857 all XA, report ice interference.                                           "F.d.U."  
    04.00 AS 2483    
    08.00 XA 7425 After breaking of short wave communications Group Circuit Ulli I established.  
      SW 5, Sea 4, 9/10, 978 mb, Vis. 8-10 nm, driving snow  
    12.00 XA 7273 Day's run:  200.5 nm, 1 nm, total 201.5 nm  
    13.20   Presented Radio Message 1119/716.  Contents:  Frequencies and call-signs of a FW 200, that carried out ice reconnaissance between 15.00 and 16.00 hours north of Novaya Zemlya.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 27.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 28.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 29.09.43
 
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    continued      
    29.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    16.00 - 16.38 XA 7264 Test dive.  
      SW 5-6, Sea 5, 10/10, 980 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm, misty    
    17.00 XA 7262 Reached Position Line IV in accordance with agreement.  Continued transit to ordered attack area.  
    20.00 XA 7324    
    22.40   Suddenly land and fires in sight in the darkness.  Due to inexact navigation,  
    22.43 XA 4998 dived and put the boat on the bottom.  Waited for lightness.  
           
    30.09.43      
    00.00 XA 4998 On the bottom.  
    02.00 XA 4998 Surfaced.  Russkiy Island in sight abeam to starboard.  
    02.53 XA 5784 Russkiy Island Radio Station suddenly in sight.  
        Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 88°T, 15 nm  
    02.55 XA 5784 Crash dive in order not to be seen.  Moved off to the NW.  
    04.00 XA 5773    
    05.46 XA 5773 Surfaced.  In the NE small and large drift ice.  Came about, ran back.  
    07.32   Outgoing Short Signal:  0740/. . .:  Drift ice field square XA 5757.                                                    "U-703".  
        Was not acknowledged.  
    08.00 XA 5774    
      SW 6, Sea 5, 7/10, 983 mb, Vis. 6-10 nm    
    09.30   Presented Short Signal:  0905:  Request bearing signals from contact holder, U-703 (Brünner), in which square are you?  
                                                                      "U-601".  
        Misunderstanding!  Gave bearing signals, which were not confirmed.  
    11.00   Presented Radio Message 0757:  F.d.U.:  Small convoy square XA 4897, course 250°, 6-7 knots, 3 escort vessels.  6000 GRT freighter sunk, W 7, Sea 6-7, -1°C, 999 mb, rising, 51 cbm, 3 torpedoes.  Heinrich.  
        My acknowledgment was not confirmed.  Now the previous short signal is understandable.  However how many steamers are in the convoy?  I decide initially to run along.  
    11.50   Presented Short Signal:  Have lost contact since 08.00 hours.  
                                                                      "U-960".  
        My acknowledgment was not confirmed.  Although I will immediately examine my transmitter, as it later turns out, none of my Radio Messages were heard.  For now it is inexplicable.  
    12.00 XA 4997 Day's run:  130 nm, 8.5 nm, total 138.5 nm  
      SW 5, Sea 4, 9/10, 985 mb, Vis. 8-10 nm    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 29.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 30.09.43
 
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    continued      
    30.09.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    12.27   Outgoing Short Signal:  Report the position of the enemy.  Question number of steamers?                "U-703".  
        No acknowledgment.  
        I decide to operate on the convoy based on Heinrich's first Radio Message.  Position and course indicate destination Izvestij Tsik Islands which I headed for at highest speed.  Starboard diesel 2 x HF, port diesel HF.  The diesels can't do more, are getting old.  
    14.15   Outgoing Radio Message 1330:  Drift ice square square 5773.  Up to now no contact.  Bearing signals invalid.  Position square 7321.  Question last convoy position and number of steamers?                              "Brünner".  
        No acknowledgment, no answer.  
    16.00 XA 7236    
      SW 4, Sea 3, 10/10, 986 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm, snow showers    
    19.55   Outgoing Short Signal:  Information at hand insufficient for determining enemy location. Solicit information.  My position is XA 7193.                                           "U-703".  
        Nothing!  Nothing is found with the transmitter.  
    20.00 XA 7193    
      SW 3, Sea 1-2, 10/10, 986 mb, Vis. 5-6 nm    
    22.00   Presented Radio Message 1937/30/731 Officer-Only:  Contents:  A number of Russian warships are employed in northern waters.  
           
    01.10.43      
    00.00 XA 7177    
      SW 1, Sea 0, 9/10, 983 mb, Vis. 4-7 nm, fog banks    
    03.25   Izvestij Tsik Islands in sight.  If convoy is here I should have him.  In the mean time the visibility has improved significantly.  
    03.40   Came about, ran back on the suspected convoy route.  
    04.00 AS 2419    
      NNW 1, Sea 0-1, 10/10, 980 mb, Vis. 15 nm    
    07.10   Smoke clouds bearing 110°T.  Hurra!  I have him.  Steers approximately 240-250°.  Maneuvered ahead.  
    07.35   "U-601" in sight bearing 40°T, he also maneuvers ahead.  
    08.00 AS 2432    
      NNW 1, Sea 0-1, 10/10, 980 mb, Vis. 15 nm    
    11.05   "U-960" in sight.  Comes from the port side.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 30.09.43
Sun and Moon Data 01.10.43
 
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    continue      
    01.10.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    11.30 AS 2454 All boats are positioned close together ahead of the convoy.  Exchanged views. Grau and Heinrich don't want to attack until night.  That is too long for me.  At the moment conditions are favorable.  I decide to attack immediately.  
    11.45 AS 2449 Dived to attack.  
    12.00 AS 2449 Day's run:  252.7 nm, 1 nm, total 253.7 nm  
        Ran to meet submerged.  
        To Action Stations!  
    12.53   The convoy suddenly comes in sight out of a slowly passing fog bank.  Unfortunately I am positioned quite far to the side.  Closed quickly to . . .  
    13.10 AS 2426 [typo AS 2449?] Two fan on a 3000 GRT freighter.  
                Shooting data:  
        Target angle = red 85°, target speed = 10 knots, range = 1500 meters, depth 4 meters, (Pi G 7 H) aim-point: center.  
        Hit after 4 minutes 2 seconds aft 30 meters.  
        Steamer take a list and settles deeper astern.  
    13.14 AS 2426 [typo AS 2449?] Two fan on two overlapping freighters (3000-5000 GRT).  
                Shooting data:  
        Target angle = red 88°, target speed = 10 knots, range = 1500 meters, depth 2 meters, (Pi G 7 H) aim-point: center.  
        After 3 minutes 14 seconds 2 detonations.  Hit not observed due to approaching escort.  I could not determine the composition of the convoy exactly due to the rapid shooting.  Probably 3 steamers, 3 escorts.  Went to depth 20 meters (water depth 45 meters).  
        60 badly placed depth charges.  After about 15-20 minutes sinking sounds.  
    14.10   At periscope depth.  An escort 1500 meters away, moved off.  
    15.02   Surfaced.  A green star in the direction of the convoy.  
    15.04   Wreckage and 4 life boats.  Name not determined.  
    15.34   Escort in sight bearing 220°, moved away on the surface.  He follows.  
    16.00 AS 2443    
      NNW 2, Sea 1, 9/10, 979 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    16.30   Escort out of sight.  Searched for the convoy in direction 240°.  
    16.58   Outgoing Radio Message 1615:  13.10 hours square 2449, freighter 3000 GRT sunk and two hits possible.  
                                                                      "Brünner"  
           
Sun and Moon Data 01.10.43
 
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    continued      
    01.10.43 Western Siberian Sea    
    17.20   Presented Short Signal:  "Fat Warning".  "U-601".  
        Star shell bearing 165°.  The convoy must already be much further west.  Perhaps it is to mark the boats from a set off escort.  
    17.36   Must stop the diesel to repair broken cooling water piping.  
    17.40   Presented Radio Message 1715:  Question when Fat operation ended.                                  "Heinrich".  
    17.50   Presented Radio Message 1730:  It is ended, was hunted.  
                                                                    "Grau".  
    18.00   Presented Short Signal 1745: "Fat Warning".  
                                                                      "U-960".  
    18.02   Both diesels again in operation.  
    18.06   Outgoing Radio Message 1747:  Star shell about square 2448.  Question convoy position.          "Brünner".  
        No acknowledgment. Ran to the south.  Hopefully to find the convoy there.  
    19.15   Presented Short Signal: "What is the position of the enemy?  
                                                                      "U-601".  
    20.00 AS 1699    
      NNW 2, Sea 1, 9/10, 981 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    20.30   Presented Radio Message 1932:  Convoy located 18.06 hours square AS 2712.  Separated wildly zigzagging steamer in square 2716, 1 steamer sunk, 2 hits , out of torpedoes.  
                                                                      "Heinrich".  
        Because nothing is seen now I suspect that the convoy has run in the direction of Dikson.  I run in this direction on appropriate search curves.  
    23.45   Presented Radio Message 2233/1/753:  F.d.U.  Request return transit.  Group alltogether has sunk about 15000 GRT.  Position north of "Sverdrup Islands".  Boats have at most 40 cbm.  Out of torpedoes.               "Wiking".      
           
    02.10.43      
    00.00 AS 1994 Unfortunately it is gradually more misty.  
      NNW 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 984 mb, Vis. 4-6 nm    
    01.25   West Kamennye Island abeam to port.  Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 166°T, 12 nm  
    03.20  

Presented Radio Message 0107/2/754:  Wiking return transit Andsjord-Narvik.  Brünner bring along the remaining crew on Hopen Island.                                     "F.d.U."

 
    04.00 AS 4263    
    06.40   Presented Short Signal 06.40:  Request information on enemy position.                                         "U-601".  
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 01.10.43
Sun and Moon Data 02.10.43
 
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    continued      
    02.10.43      
    07.52   Outgoing Short Signal:  Have no contact since 13.15 hours.  
                                                                      "U-703".  
    08.00 AS 1888 Search curve ended.  Headed to Landing Place I in accordance with agreement.  
      SW 3, Sea 2, misty, 7/10, 986 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm  
    08.05   Presented Radio Message 0712:  
        After attack 18.06 convoy dispersed in all directions.  Reported steamer lost in fog at 21.00 hours square AS 2716.  Return transit via Landing Place I.  
                                                                      "Heinrich".  
    08.10   Presented Short Signal:  Sea plane square AS 2447.  
                                                                      "U-960".  
    11.20   Presented Short Signal:  Sea plane square AS 1667.  
                                                                      "U-960".  
        Could the convoy be there?  
    12.00 AS 1768 Day's run:  233 nm, 10.5 nm, total 243.5 nm  
        Came to course 59°, both HF.  Perhaps I can still find something there.  
    16.00 AS 1826    
      WNW 2, Sea 1, 10/10, 986 mb, Vis. 3-6 nm    
    17.00   Broke off search.  Headed for Place I.  
    17.03 - 17.39   Test dive, all around listening.  
    20.00 AS 1573    
    21.10   Outgoing Short Signal:  Meeting Point I, 3rd day of the current month, 15.00 hours.                   "U-703".  
    21.55   Presented Short Signal:  Intend to head for Meeting Point I, Hammerfest.                                          "U-601".  
           
    03.10.43      
    00.00 AS 1456 Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 250°T, 11 nm  
      W 1, Sea 0, 9/10, 986 mb, Vis. 5-7 nm  
    04.00 AT 3629    
    08.00 AT 3533    
    08.30   Coast in sight.  
    12.00 AT 3278 Day's run:  227.2 nm, 1 nm, total 228.2 nm  
      W 1, Sea 0, 8/10, 986 mb, Vis. 10-12 nm    
    12.15   Reached Landing Place I.  Grau and Heinrich are already there.  Came alongside Grau.  Great meeting.  Took over some fuel.  It is determined perfectly that the freighter sunk by me is of type "SERGY KIROV" (4200 GRT).  All of the stemers found in the convoy were sunk.  
    16.00 Landing Place I    
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 02.10.43
Sun and Moon Data 03.10.43
 
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    continued      
    03.10.43 Western Siberia    
    16.10 Landing Place I Cast off from "U-601"  Intention:  Observe the Roadstead off Jelanija.  This is the 6th approach there.  
    20.00 AT 3255    
      W 0-1, Sea 0, 10/10, 986 mb, Vis. 4-6 nm, fog banks    
    23.20 AT 3216 Dived about 6 nm off Jelanija.  Strong diesel sounds (350 RPM) bearing 40°T.  
    23.45 AT 3216 Surfaced.  Nothing seen.  It must be Grau or Heinrich.  
    23.51 AT 3216 Dived.  Approached Jelanija submerged  
           
    04.10.43      
    00.00 AT 3216    
    02.00 a AT 3216 Jelanija Lighthouse comes out.  
    03.00 a   Clocks set back 1 hour (Winter Time).  
    03.50 AT 3215 Closed to 1000 meters.  Harbor is empty, on land radio station and apparently a coastal battery or cannon with Russians standing around.  
    04.00 AT 3215    
      Calm, Sea 0, 8/10    
    04.05   Moved off.  
    07.04 AT 3213 Surfaced.  Initially ran off to the NE.  
    08.00 ÄF 8976 Began tranist to Hopen Island  
      NW 1, Sea 0, 7/10, 983 mb, Vis. 12-15 nm    
    12.00 ÄF 8882 Day's run:  125 nm, 25 nm, total 150 nm  
    12.45   Presented Radio Message 1118/780:  Brünner:  On 1 October aircraft sighted 2 men at center hut.  Leave no one behind.                                                  " F.d.U."  
    16.00 ÄF 8794    
      NW 1, Sea 1, 10/10, 984 mb, Vis. 10-15 nm    
    17.00   Presented Radio Message 1137/782:  Contents:  Success report for the Group Wiking by Grau.  Requests Hammerfest.  
    20.00 ÄF 8777    
           
    05.10.43 Barents Sea    
    00.00 ÄF 7978    
      NW 3, Sea 2, 10/10, 984 mb, Vis. 3-5 nm, snow showers    
    00.10   Presented Radio Message 1837/4/784:  1)  . . .  2)  . . .  3)  Brünner Hopen Island Andfjord.  Equipment from Hammerfest brought by Grau.                "F.d.U. Norwegen"  
    04.00 ÄF 7889    
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 03.10.43
Sun and Moon Data 04.10.43
Sun and Moon Data 05.10.43
 
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    continued      
    05.10.43 Barents Sea    
    08.00 ÄF 7877    
      NE 3, Sea 2, 7/10, 989, Vis. 8-12 nm    
    12.00 AT 1112 Day's run:  254.5 nm, 0 nm, total 254.5 nm  
    15.56 AC 3313 Crash dive for training.  
    16.00 AC 3313    
      N 3, Sea 2-3, 10/10, 992 mb, Vis. 6-8 nm    
    16.37 AC 3313 Surfaced.  
    20.00 AC 3213    
           
    06.10.43      
    00.00 AC 3116    
      NW 3, Sea 2-3, 10/10, 995 mb, Vis. 3 nm    
    04.00 AC 2324    
    08.00 AC 2228    
      NNW 3, Sea 2-3, 10/10, 998 mb, Vis. 10-12 nm    
    12.00 AC 2137 Day's run:  189 nm, 1.2 nm, total 190.2 nm  
    16.00 - 16.35 AC 1338 Test dive.  
      NW 2-3, Sea 2, 10/10, 999 mb, Vis. 10-15 nm    
    17.42 AC 1338 Hopen Island in sight.  
    20.00 AC 1263    
    20.49 Off Hopen Island Dived.  Put the boat on the bottom until morning twilight.  
           
    07.10.43      
    00.00 AC 1263    
    03.24   Surfaced.  
    04.00 AC 1263 Searched the east side of Hopen Island from the north tip to the south.  8.8 cm cannon blasts.  
    08.00 AC 1263    
      Off Hopen Island    
      NNE 3, Sea 2, 10/10, 994 mb, Vis. 10-12 nm    
    08.50   Presented Radio Message 2239/6/759:  1)  . . .  2)  . . .  3)  . . .  4)  Brünner report task completion.  Time of return transit.                                                     "F.d.U."  
    12.00   Day's run:  110 nm, 1 nm, total 111 nm  
    18.10 N 3, Sea 2, 8/10, 995 mb, Vis. 8 nm, snow showers 3 shipwrecked are taken over from 2 huts.  One terminally ill.  Pickup complicated by surf.  
    19.00   Began transit to Andfjord.  
    19.50   Outgoing Radio Message 1909/6/769:  F.d.U. from   Brünner:  Task completed 19.00 hours.  Will arrive Andfjord 9 October 15.00 hours.  Request bring torpedo running boards and post from Hammerfest.  
           
Sun and Moon Data 05.10.43
Sun and Moon Data 06.10.43
Sun and Moon Data 07.10.43
 
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    continued      
    07.10.43 Barents Sea    
    20.00 AC 1286 The ill Russian dies despite all measures.  
           
    08.10.43      
    00.00 AC 1584    
      NW 3, Sea 1-2, 10/10, 995 mb, Vis. 3-5 nm, fog banks    
    04.00 AC 1761    
    06.23   Bear Island in sight.  
    08.00 AC 4113 The dead Russian is burried seaman-style.  
      NW 4, Sea 3, 8/10, 1011 mb, Vis. 12-15 nm    
    12.00 AC 6631 Day's run:  236 nm, 0 nm, total 236 nm  
    16.00 AB 6684    
      NW 3, Sea 2, 8/10, 1011 mb, Vis. 10-12 nm    
    16.02 - 16.55 AB 6681 Test dive.  
    20.00 AB 6944    
    23.10   Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 293°T, 14 nm  
           
    09.10.43      
    00.00 AB 9229    
      NW 1, Sea 0, 9/10, 1012 mb, Vis. 8 nm, Northern Lights    
    04.00 AB 9525    
    04.19   Outgoing Short Signal:  0420/790: Andfjord 9th day of the current month, 12.00 hours.                   "U-703".  
    05.22   Norwegian coast in sight.  
    08.00 AE 9831    
      SSE 3, Sea 1-2, 8/10, 1012 mb, Vis. 10 nm    
    08.50   Difference between dead reckoning and actual position after a navigation fix: 310°T, 10 nm  
    10.38 Point Schwarz 25    
    12.00 In Andfjord Day's run:  291 nm, 3 nm, total 294 nm  
    14.30 Harstadt Made fast.   Day's run:  24 nm  
           
    10.10.43      
    08.30 Harstadt Cast off  
      Steered in accordance with the Kommandant's odrers on the Archepeligo Route to Narvik    
    10.50   Lödingen abeam.  
    12.00 Steered in accordance with the Kommandant's odrers on the Archepeligo Route to Narvik    
    1x.xx Narvik Made fast alongside "METEOR".  
           
Sun and Moon Data 07.10.43
Sun and Moon Data 08.10.43
Sun and Moon Data 09.10.43
Sun and Moon Data 10.10.43
 
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    continued      
    10.10.43   Remaining Day's run:  65 nm  
           
           
           
        Final Remarks  
              1)  The Ulli I Circuit (about 80 meters) is not suitable for giving reports from sea because it is too long.  After careful tuning at 10 nm range the boat's transmitter was heard at only Volume 1 despite the best transmission energy.  Because this wavelength served as Group Circuit and and communications must be absolutely ensured, it is proposed to shorten the wavelength.  
              2)  The crew proved themselves as well as always on this first extended patrol.  
           
           
      Total day's run:  = 7922.0 nm, = 179.7 nm, total 8101.7 nm  
           
           
                On board 10.10.1943.  
                                 
                              Oblt.z.See and Kommandant.  
                             
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
Sun and Moon Data 10.10.43

Appendices to U-703's KTB - click on the text at left to proceed to the documents
Radio Excerpt of the Radio Log

 
 
                                                                                                  
                                                          Enclosure   1   to F.d.U Norwegen Gkdos 3753  
                                        
 

Comments of the F.d.U. Norwegen

 
 
to the K.T.B. "U 703" from 3.8. - 10.10.43
 
     
 
1) To 22 Sep 15.40 hours:  The announced vessels proved to be only small motorboats.
2) A well executed patrol.
3) Successes:  1 freighter type "SERGEJ KIROW", 4200 GRT, sunk, 2 hits on two other steamers heard.
4) Sinking of a patrol vessel on 30 June (K.T.B. of 15.5. - 3.8.1943) is still recognized.
 
     
                                                                                          
     
          
     
 
 
 
     
  Admiral Nordmeer                                                            The 3rd of December 1943.  
  B.Nr.Gkdos. 01334  A1  
 
                     
 
  To.    Marinegruppenkommando Nord/Flottenkommando  
     
           with attached Kriegstagebuch "U-703 for the period from 3.8. - 10.10.43 is forwarded.  
     
            There is noting of note.  
     
                                                                   Signed in draft Klüber  
                                                                   
                                                               
                                             
     
 
 
 
     
     
     
 

Comments of the Befehlshabers der Unterseeboote on

 
 
to the K.T.B. "U 703" (Brünner) from 17.8. - 10.10.1943.
 
 

 

 
  The comments ot the F.d.U are agreed to.  
     
  Accredited Success:  1 freighter 4200 GRT sunk  
                                   Steamers (two)   2 hits heard.  
       
   

For the Befehlshaber der Unterseeboote

 
    - The Chief of the Operations Department -  
                           
     
   
     
 


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