U-793 enter La Rochelle a month early. Four pennants fly from her periscope and it looks like her hull is being held together by nothing more than hope.
U-Boat Name and ID Number: U-793, Banshee Successful Patrol: Yes Number of Freighters Sank: 2 Number of Tankers Sank: 2 Number of Capital Ships Sank: 0 Total Tonnage Destroyed: 25,600 Refit Time: 4 months due to hull damage, ready Nov 1943 Award Requests: WB in Black for 2WO, ObFhzS Wolfgang Bruening Iron Cross 2nd Class for ObLtzS Lutz Bruer
After what proved to be the beginning of an eventful patrol communication is lost with U-793. She fails to return to Bergen.
U-Boat Name and ID Number: U-793, Banshee Successful Patrol: No Number of Freighters Sank: 3 Number of Tankers Sank: 0 Number of Capital Ships Sank: 0 Total Tonnage Destroyed: 10,600 Refit Time: U-Boat sunk Award Requests: WB for entire crew
U-793 reports narrowly escaping a surprise attack by an allied submarine just outside Bergen the night of 4 Nov.
A 3,600 ton freighter is reported sunk after an attack and on a convoy and subsequent follow up on 19 Nov.
24 Nov attacked by a Sunderland. Dive Planes irreparably damaged and Lt Alois Sieffert, ship’s doctor is seriously wounded but ObLtzS Bruer decides to continue patrol.
Attack on a convoy the night of 25 Nov results in the sinking of a 4,800 ton freighter. On 27 Nov Lt Sieffert dies of his wounds.
No further communication is received from U-793 and she does not return from her second war patrol. Radio intercepts from the night of 2 Dec indicate an attack on a convoy in U-793’s assigned patrol area. Indications are that one freighter (1,900 tons) was sunk while the escorts claim to have sunk a U-Boat.
crushedhat: Jun 1944 patrols posted. Two boats overdue.
Sept 26, 2021 20:50:40 GMT
silentwolf: "Valkyrie" has been assigned ID U-292
Sept 24, 2021 2:50:09 GMT
crushedhat: U-195 lost with all hands.
Sept 23, 2021 18:25:49 GMT
crushedhat: Sorry about the delay in posting May patrols. Had house guests all week.
Sept 20, 2021 3:05:15 GMT
crushedhat: Since U-1222 returned early (at the beginning of May) I will count May as one of the 4 months. U-1222 will be ready for sea again in Sep 44.
Sept 20, 2021 2:54:26 GMT
crushedhat: 'The Hunted' rule 10.11.3 states "For every three spaces of Hull damage(or fraction thereof), one additional month is added to the refit period." Therefore, 8 Hull (3+3+2) would add 3 months, for a total of 4 months.
Sept 20, 2021 2:52:39 GMT
crushedhat: May 44 patrol posted.
Sept 20, 2021 2:46:09 GMT
Siegmund: Tell me, I counted correctly: 8 hull hits - 3 months, standard refit - 1 month, their series boat +1 month?
Sept 17, 2021 9:28:52 GMT
crushedhat: April patrols now posted. One Boat overdue from March.
Sept 12, 2021 19:57:17 GMT
crushedhat: U-1222 being a Type IX, the Kommandant starts as a KptLt.
Sept 10, 2021 20:45:22 GMT