A battered U-1181 enters the harbor at Bergen, Norway. No pennants fly from her periscope though wounded men stand as best they can upon her buckled deck.
Patrol Results: U-Boat Name and ID Number: U-1181, Seegeist Successful Patrol: No Number of Freighters Sank: 0 Number of Tankers Sank: 0 Number of Capital Ships Sank: 0 Total Tonnage Destroyed: 0 Refit Time: 2 months, ready April 1944 Award Requests: WB for injured crew
U-1181 does not return form her second combat patrol.
U-Boat Name and ID Number: U-1181, Seegeist Successful Patrol: No Number of Freighters Sank: 0 Number of Tankers Sank: 0 Number of Capital Ships Sank: 0 Total Tonnage Destroyed: 0 Refit Time: U-Boat sunk Award Requests: WB for entire crew
The Royal Navy reported an unsuccessful attack on a convoy in U-1181’s patrol area on 12 April 1944. The escorts attacked a presumed U-Boat after two ships in the convoy reported torpedo tracks passing close astern. (One ship reported being hit but the torpedo failing to detonate.) HMS Javelin reported a large oil slick after the initial depth charge attack, the slick persisting through several hours of ASW activity until finally a large amount of debris floated to the surface and contact was lost.
There was no further radio contact with U-1181 after 12 April and she did not return from her second combat patrol.
From radio intercepts of enemy activity and BDU communication logs
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