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Old 03-20-23, 03:07 AM   #361
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Default Outbound Transit - Entered Iceland Passage

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U 115
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First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Friday, 19 March 1943 - Norwegian Sea -

0000 - CO₂ Warning at 1.9%.

0333 - Qu.4455AF - Course 270°.

0545 - Breakfast for the Port Watch. Setting for Reception Depth.

0550 - T=20.

0552 - S-Tiefe. Morning Dawn. 7/8-Moon in the West.
Battery 65.7%; Compressed Air 270 Atü; CO₂ 2.7%.

0557 - Surfaced after 11h 40' and 32.6nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days.

0600 - Boat ventilated; Compressed Air Supply filled. Breakfast for the rest of the crew.

0605 - Charging batteries: Stbd.-Charging, 496RPM; Port-Propulsion, 375RPM.

0635 - Battery charged to 75%. 7/8-Moon setting in 300°true.

0726 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchagned in 3 days.

0806 - Qu.4446AF - center right - Right during watch change, ALARM! from A/C in 315°true, E=10500, on course south (No FuMB and no Magic Eye Warning). Interrupting charging process at 85%. At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact. Submerged cruise at A-20.

0914 - Setting for Reception Depth.

0919 - T=20.

0926 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 20min., and 4.0nm.

0930 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.
Continue battery charging (83.6%) as before.

1130 - Battery Charged (2h for 16.4%); 2xH.F.

1200 - Qu.4444AF - Days Run: 134.5 nm - ↗ 88.8nm (8h 04') - ↘ 45.7nm (15h 56')
Total: 1478.6 nm (6days 14h 17') - ↗ 1398.1nm (5days 10h 58') - ↘ 80.5nm (1day 3h 19')
On course 270°; 484cbm (1cbm in 24h)

1834 - Qu.6655AE -

1925 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3.5 days. 7/8-Moon in the East.

2303 - F.T.'s from B.d.U.:
OKW-Report: The British 8th Army has started its offensive against the Axis Mareth defense line.
B-Dienst Report: The new Allied radiolocation system ASV 271-Mark-III (9.7cm Range) was used over the Bay of Biscay by bombers of the RAF No. 172 Squadron. This new radar system can locate Uboats at a distance of 12nm (22.22km).
To U 191: Fiehn: Proceed to AE 2233 at high cruising speed. From there obtain information on the ice boundary north of Iceland and in the Denmark Straits. Report on this at the latest by 26.3 south of 61° N. Remain unobserved as far as possible and you are forbidden to attack any ships except troop transports and cruisers and above.

Cmdr.: I appears as though, that at least some of the attacking aircraft are also equipped with the new radar system (mainly Sunderlands), as it seems that our installed FuMB system is unable to detect this new radar frequency. Detection by Magic Eye has only been done once thus far.
The boat that we left in convoy with from Kiel and Kristiansand, received special orders. We wish her best of luck!


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First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Saturday, 20 March 1943 - Norwegian Sea -

0530 - Qu.6555AE - North of the Faeroe Islands - Course 252° - Entry to the Iceland Passage.

0555 - Morning Dawn.

0742 - Sunrise. 7/8-Moon setting in the West. Weather and Sea unchanged in 4 days.

0753 - Crash Dive for Training and Test Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order No.507.

0853 - Surfaced after 1h and 3.8nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged.

0900 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. 2xH.F.

1200 - Qu.6577AF - Days Run: 304.8 nm - ↗ 301.0nm (23h) - ↘ 3.8nm (1h)
Total: 1783.4 nm (7days 14h 17') - ↗ 1699.1nm (6days 9h 58') - ↘ 84.3nm (1day 4h 19')
On course 252°; 470cbm (14cbm in 24h)

1227 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
18.3., 1126, Qu.4499AF bottom right, Alarm for Sunderland, 2x2 Wabos no damage. 18.3., 1720, Qu.4491AF center, Alarm for Sunderland, 4 Wabos no damage.
18.3., 1817, Qu.4459AF bottom right, Alarm for Sunderland, Machine Gun Fire and 4 Wabos behind the boat. Tube VI can only be opened and closed with great effort, will attempt to repair with onboard tools. Test of Pi-G7H acc. B.d.U-Order No.307 without complaints. 19.3., 0806, Qu.4446AF center right, Alarm for A/C, no Wabos.
Test Dive acc. B.d.U.-Order No.507 without complaints. 470cbm. N4/3, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. Continue outbound transit. - RST -

1746 - Qu.67455AE -

1947 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 4.5 days. Full Moon in the East.

2303 - F.T.'s from B.d.U.:
B-Dienst Report: Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) and her task group departed Argentia, Newfoundland bound for mid-Atlantic rendezvous with eastbound Convoy SC123.
To all boats: Because of the homeward-bound blockade runners "Regensburg" and "Karin" attack on unescorted independent ships is forbidden with immediate effect within a 200-mile wide strip, 100 miles either side of a line from CD 32 to AK 13. All independent ships encountered within this strip are to be reported immediately. Further areas will be closed in due course.
OKW-Report: Continued attacks of the British 8th Army against the Mareth-Line of the DAK in southern Tunisia.

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Old 03-21-23, 02:26 AM   #362
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Default Outbound Transit - Stern torpedo tube damaged beyond repair

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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Saturday, 20 March 1943 - Norwegian Sea -

0530 - Qu.6555AE - North of the Faeroe Islands - Course 252° - Entry to the Iceland Passage.

0555 - Morning Dawn.

0742 - Sunrise. 7/8-Moon setting in the West. Weather and Sea unchanged in 4 days.

0753 - Crash Dive for Training and Test Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order No.507.

0853 - Surfaced after 1h and 3.8nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged.

0900 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. 2xH.F.

1200 - Qu.6577AF - Days Run: 304.8 nm - ↗ 301.0nm (23h) - ↘ 3.8nm (1h)
Total: 1783.4 nm (7days 14h 17') - ↗ 1699.1nm (6days 9h 58') - ↘ 84.3nm (1day 4h 19')
On course 252°; 470cbm (14cbm in 24h)

1227 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
18.3., 1126, Qu.4499AF bottom right, Alarm for Sunderland, 2x2 Wabos no damage. 18.3., 1720, Qu.4491AF center, Alarm for Sunderland, 4 Wabos no damage.
18.3., 1817, Qu.4459AF bottom right, Alarm for Sunderland, Machine Gun Fire and 4 Wabos behind the boat. Tube VI can only be opened and closed with great effort, will attempt to repair with onboard tools. Test of Pi-G7H acc. B.d.U-Order No.307 without complaints. 19.3., 0806, Qu.4446AF center right, Alarm for A/C, no Wabos.
Test Dive acc. B.d.U.-Order No.507 without complaints. 470cbm. N4/3, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. Continue outbound transit. - RST -

1746 - Qu.67455AE -

1947 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 4.5 days. Full Moon in the East.

2303 - F.T.'s from B.d.U.:
B-Dienst Report: Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) and her task group departed Argentia, Newfoundland bound for mid-Atlantic rendezvous with eastbound Convoy SC123.
To all boats: Because of the homeward-bound blockade runners "Regensburg" and "Karin" attack on unescorted independent ships is forbidden with immediate effect within a 200-mile wide strip, 100 miles either side of a line from CD 32 to AK 13. All independent ships encountered within this strip are to be reported immediately. Further areas will be closed in due course.
OKW-Report: Continued attacks of the British 8th Army against the Mareth-Line of the DAK in southern Tunisia.

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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Sunday, 21 March 1943 - Iceland Passage -

0401 - Qu.8353AE center - During watch change diving from FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 60°true, E=9000. At A-Meter no Wabos.

0404 - Sound contact warship bearing 158°, E=8600, in Qu.8329AE bottom right, on course 285°, speed approx.13kn.

0412 - At Reception Depth.

0445 - Sound contact 0404/21 now bearing 79°, E=14000, in Qu.8329AE center left, on course 315°.

0508 - Lost sound contact 0404/21 in 77°, E=22600, in Qu.8325AE bottom right, on course 315°.

Cmdr.: I suspect that this is one of the patrol vessels patrolling the Iceland Passage from Faeroe Islands to Iceland, as reported in the Op.-Briefing. Tube VI cannot be repaired with on-board tools. We will have to continue our war patrol with one less torpedo tube.

0516 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 15' and 3.8nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged. Full Moon in WSW.

0521 - Boat ventilated. 2xH.F.

0618 - Qu.8355AE - Morning Dawn.

0750 - Sunrise. Full Moon setting in West. Weather and Sea unchanged in 5 days.

1102 - F.T.'s from B.d.U.:
B-Dienst Report: According to a new Radio Intelligence (X) report, SC 123 was in BC 4564 at 1100/21/3.
The Russian BI-3 rocket-powered prototype aircraft took its third flight at Sverdlovsk (modern day Yekaterinburg), Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.
To all boats: U 332 urgently requested aircraft assistance in BF 81. She was attacked there, presumably by English aircraft. 4 Ju 88's were sent out, 2 of which were shot down by Beaufighters.
As the blockade-runner "Doggerbank" is taking avoiding action, attack is forbidden with immediate effect, on independent ships in CF 30, 60, 90 and in large square CG.
During the first three weeks of March, Uboats have sunk 97 ships for 500,00ts, much more than the enemy can build during this time frame.

1200 - Qu.8377AE - Days Run: 301.0 nm - ↗ 297.2nm (22h 45') - ↘ 3.8nm (1h 15')
Total: 2084.4 nm (8days 14h 17') - ↗ 1996.3nm (7days 8h 43') - ↘ 88.1nm (1day 5h 34')
On course 252°; 456cbm (14cbm in 24h)

1226 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
From 0404 to 0508, after FuMB detection, sound contact with patrol vessel from Qu.8329AE bottom right on course 285° to Qu.8429AE center left and further on course 315° to Qu.8325AE bottom right. Speed approx.13kn. Suspect patrol vessel between Faeroe Islands and Iceland. Repair of tube VI not possible with onboard tools. 456cbm. N4/3, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. Continue outbound transit. - RST -

1300 - Wind and Sea increasing to NNE7/6, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. Reducing speed to 1/3-Ahead (some crew members sick).

1640 - Qu.8537AE - Crash dive for training.
Submerged cruise at A-20, 100rpm.

1845 - Setting for Reception Depth. T=20 at 1850.

1855 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 2h 15' and 6.6nm.
CO₂ = 1.3% ; Compressed Air Supply 280Atü; Battery 88.6%.

1857 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

1958 - Sundown. SSE7/6, clear, good visibility, >1000mb.

2114 - Qu.8555AE -

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Old 03-22-23, 03:01 AM   #363
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Default Outbound Transit - Breakthrough into the Atlantic

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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Sunday, 21 March 1943 - Iceland Passage -

0401 - Qu.8353AE center - During watch change diving from FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 60°true, E=9000. At A-Meter no Wabos.

0404 - Sound contact warship bearing 158°, E=8600, in Qu.8329AE bottom right, on course 285°, speed approx.13kn.

0412 - At Reception Depth.

0445 - Sound contact 0404/21 now bearing 79°, E=14000, in Qu.8329AE center left, on course 315°.

0508 - Lost sound contact 0404/21 in 77°, E=22600, in Qu.8325AE bottom right, on course 315°.

Cmdr.: I suspect that this is one of the patrol vessels patrolling the Iceland Passage from Faeroe Islands to Iceland, as reported in the Op.-Briefing. Tube VI cannot be repaired with on-board tools. We will have to continue our war patrol with one less torpedo tube.

0516 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 15' and 3.8nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged. Full Moon in WSW.

0521 - Boat ventilated. 2xH.F.

0618 - Qu.8355AE - Morning Dawn.

0750 - Sunrise. Full Moon setting in West. Weather and Sea unchanged in 5 days.

1102 - F.T.'s from B.d.U.:
B-Dienst Report: According to a new Radio Intelligence (X) report, SC 123 was in BC 4564 at 1100/21/3.
The Russian BI-3 rocket-powered prototype aircraft took its third flight at Sverdlovsk (modern day Yekaterinburg), Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.
To all boats: U 332 urgently requested aircraft assistance in BF 81. She was attacked there, presumably by English aircraft. 4 Ju 88's were sent out, 2 of which were shot down by Beaufighters.
As the blockade-runner "Doggerbank" is taking avoiding action, attack is forbidden with immediate effect, on independent ships in CF 30, 60, 90 and in large square CG.
During the first three weeks of March, Uboats have sunk 97 ships for 500,00ts, much more than the enemy can build during this time frame.

1200 - Qu.8377AE - Days Run: 301.0 nm - ↗ 297.2nm (22h 45') - ↘ 3.8nm (1h 15')
Total: 2084.4 nm (8days 14h 17') - ↗ 1996.3nm (7days 8h 43') - ↘ 88.1nm (1day 5h 34')
On course 252°; 456cbm (14cbm in 24h)

1226 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
From 0404 to 0508, after FuMB detection, sound contact with patrol vessel from Qu.8329AE bottom right on course 285° to Qu.8429AE center left and further on course 315° to Qu.8325AE bottom right. Speed approx.13kn. Suspect patrol vessel between Faeroe Islands and Iceland. Repair of tube VI not possible with onboard tools. 456cbm. N4/3, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. Continue outbound transit. - RST -

1300 - Wind and Sea increasing to NNE7/6, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. Reducing speed to 1/3-Ahead (some crew members sick).

1640 - Qu.8537AE - Crash dive for training.
Submerged cruise at A-20, 100rpm.

1845 - Setting for Reception Depth. T=20 at 1850.

1855 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 2h 15' and 6.6nm.
CO₂ = 1.3% ; Compressed Air Supply 280Atü; Battery 88.6%.

1857 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

1958 - Sundown. SSE7/6, clear, good visibility, >1000mb.

2114 - Qu.8555AE -

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U 115
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First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Monday, 22 March 1943 - North Atlantic -

0405 - Qu.8577AE - Crossing 15°W - Switching to Circuit Amerika I.

Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
15°W. Circuit Amerika I. 452cbm. SSE7/6, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

0615 - Morning Dawn.

0758 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 12h.

0905 - Qu.8737AE top right - Diving for FuMB detection (also, no Magic Eye) in 192°true, E=17700.

0910 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact.

0920 - At T=50 Torpedo Maintenance.

1150 - Tubes I, II and III serviced. Lunch Break.

1200 - Qu.8737AE - Days Run: 197.2 nm - ↗ 182.4nm (18h 50') - ↘ 14.8nm (5h 10')
T=50; Battery: 82.9%; CO₂ = 1.5%
Total: 2281.6 nm (9days 14h 17') - ↗ 2178.7nm (8days 3h 33') - ↘ 102.9 nm (1day 10h 44')
On course 252°; 450cbm (6cbm in 24h);

1320 - Tube IV serviced.

1355 - CO₂ Warning at 1.7%.

1455 - Stern tubes serviced. Submerged cruise at A-20.

1610 - Setting for Reception Depth. T=20 at 1615.

1620 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 4h 20' and 12.1nm since Etmal (Total: 7h 15' and 20.3nm). Weather and Sea unchanged in 20h.
CO₂ = 1.7%; Battery: 75%; Compressed Air Supply: 290Atü.

1625 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.
Charging Batteries: Stbd.-Charging; 496RPM; Port-Propulsion, 285RPM/7-8kn.

1642 - Qu.8753AE center - Diving for FuMB-Ortung (no Magic Eye) in 273°true, E=15100.

1646 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact.

1657 - Setting for Reception Depth; T=20 at 1702.

1707 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.4nm.

1710 - Charging batteries as before (77.8%).

1717 - Qu8753AE bottom left - FuMB detection (also, Magic Eye) and A/C in 353°true, E=9500, on course South. ALARM!

1719 - At A-10 no Wabos and no sound contact.

1737 - T=20

1742 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.5nm.
CO₂ = 1.1%; Battery: 77.8%; Compressed Air Supply: 385Atü.

1745 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. Charging batteries as before.

1803 - Qu.8753AE bottom left - ALARM! from A/C in 174°true, E=9700, on course NNW. No FuMB Detection (also, no Magic Eye).

1805 - At A-10 no Wabos and no sound contact.

1823 - T=20

1828 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.6nm.

1835 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. Charging batteries as before (77.8%).

1900 - Qu.8755AE top right - ALARM! for twin engine A/C in 225°true, E=6100, on course NW. No FuMB detection (also, no Magic Eye).

1902 to 1906 - At A-10, 3 times Wabos - no damages.
Submerged cruise at A-10; Battery 81%.

2009 - Sundown.

2057 - Qu.8755AE -

2350 - CO₂ Warning at 1.7%.

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Old 03-23-23, 02:16 AM   #364
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Default Further damages and wounded from A/C attack - Hunted by hunter group

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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Monday, 22 March 1943 - North Atlantic -

0405 - Qu.8577AE - Crossing 15°W - Switching to Circuit Amerika I.

Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
15°W. Circuit Amerika I. 452cbm. SSE7/6, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

0615 - Morning Dawn.

0758 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 12h.

0905 - Qu.8737AE top right - Diving for FuMB detection (also, no Magic Eye) in 192°true, E=17700.

0910 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact.

0920 - At T=50 Torpedo Maintenance.

1150 - Tubes I, II and III serviced. Lunch Break.

1200 - Qu.8737AE - Days Run: 197.2 nm - ↗ 182.4nm (18h 50') - ↘ 14.8nm (5h 10')
T=50; Battery: 82.9%; CO₂ = 1.5%
Total: 2281.6 nm (9days 14h 17') - ↗ 2178.7nm (8days 3h 33') - ↘ 102.9 nm (1day 10h 44')
On course 252°; 450cbm (6cbm in 24h);

1320 - Tube IV serviced.

1355 - CO₂ Warning at 1.7%.

1455 - Stern tubes serviced. Submerged cruise at A-20.

1610 - Setting for Reception Depth. T=20 at 1615.

1620 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 4h 20' and 12.1nm since Etmal (Total: 7h 15' and 20.3nm). Weather and Sea unchanged in 20h.
CO₂ = 1.7%; Battery: 75%; Compressed Air Supply: 290Atü.

1625 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.
Charging Batteries: Stbd.-Charging; 496RPM; Port-Propulsion, 285RPM/7-8kn.

1642 - Qu.8753AE center - Diving for FuMB-Ortung (no Magic Eye) in 273°true, E=15100.

1646 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact.

1657 - Setting for Reception Depth; T=20 at 1702.

1707 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.4nm.

1710 - Charging batteries as before (77.8%).

1717 - Qu8753AE bottom left - FuMB detection (also, Magic Eye) and A/C in 353°true, E=9500, on course South. ALARM!

1719 - At A-10 no Wabos and no sound contact.

1737 - T=20

1742 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.5nm.
CO₂ = 1.1%; Battery: 77.8%; Compressed Air Supply: 385Atü.

1745 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. Charging batteries as before.

1803 - Qu.8753AE bottom left - ALARM! from A/C in 174°true, E=9700, on course NNW. No FuMB Detection (also, no Magic Eye).

1805 - At A-10 no Wabos and no sound contact.

1823 - T=20

1828 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.6nm.

1835 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. Charging batteries as before (77.8%).

1900 - Qu.8755AE top right - ALARM! for twin engine A/C in 225°true, E=6100, on course NW. No FuMB detection (also, no Magic Eye).

1902 to 1906 - At A-10, 3 times Wabos - no damages.
Submerged cruise at A-10; Battery 81%.

2009 - Sundown.

2057 - Qu.8755AE -

2350 - CO₂ Warning at 1.7%.

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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Tuesday, 23 March 1943 - North Atlantic -

0626 - T=40.

0654 - Reception Depth.

0700 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 12h and 33.5nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged. CO₂ = 2.8%; Battery: 62%; Compressed Air Supply: 270Atü.

0705 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. Charging batteries as before.

0802 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 36h.

0823 - Battery charged to 75%.

0921 - Qu.8775AE top right - Diving for FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 192°true, E=11000. Just before closing the C/T Hatch, a twin engine A/C is sighted on a northerly heading. At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact.

0930 - Setting for Reception Depth; T=20 at 0936.

0941 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 20min. and 1.1nm.

0945 - Charging batteries as before (83.6%).

1001 - Qu.8775AE center - Diving for FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 358°true, E=9300. Right after, A/C sighted bearing 104°, E=5800, on course South. At T=18 two Wabos behind the boat - no damages. Submerged cruise at A-20.

1032 - Reception Depth.

1036 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 35min. and 1.7nm.

1037 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled; Battery 83.6%.

1041 - Charging batteries as before.

1046 - Qu.8775AE bottom left - ALARM! for A/C as at 1001. Sighting at same time as FuMB detection (Magic Eye).

1048 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no Sound Contact.

1053 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

1200 - Qu.8775AE - Days Run: 87.0 nm - ↗ 52.0nm (4h 16') - ↘ 35.0nm (19h 44')
Total: 2368.6 nm (10days 14h 17') - ↗ 2230.7 nm (8days 7h 49') - ↘ 137.9 nm (2days 6h 28')
On course 252°; 448cbm (2cbm in 24h); T=60; Battery: 80.7%; CO₂ = 1.3%

1215 - Reception Depth.

1246 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 46min. and 2.3nm - since Etmal (Total: 2h and 5.9 nm). Weather and Sea unchanged in 40h; Visibility 5nm.

1248 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

Directly after surfacing, a twin-engine A/C is right on top of the boat and drops two Wabos that fall wide to Port - no damages. Afterwards, the A/C flies off on course South. Boat remains surfaced.

Cmdr.: Seems that the A/C was just surprised to see us, as we were to see it.

1301 - Charging batteries as before.

1346 - Qu.8777AE center - Diving for FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 208°true, E=14600.

1353 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no Sound Contact.

1403 - A-20.

1407 - Reception Depth.

1411 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.2nm.

1416 - Charging batteries as before.

1426 - Qu.8777AE bottom left - FuMB Detection (Magic Eye) in 152°true., E=15400 and shortly after a twin-engine A/C is sighted. At the same time the boat is approached by a twin-engine A/C from 20°true, E=3600. Increasing speed to A.K. The boat is now attacked by two twin-engine A/C with machine gun fire but no Wabos - no damages.

1429 - ALARM! At A-Meter, Wabos at 1434 and at 1435 - no damages.

1450 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

1615 - Reception Depth.

1619 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 50min. and 5.4nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 44h.

1620 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

1630 - Charging batteries as before (85%).

1649 - Qu.3313AL top right - FuMB-Detection (no Magic Eye) in 70°true, E=17000 - is in the area of the last attack at 1426. Boat remains surfaced. Charging interrupted.

1700 - Continuing charging as before.

1830 - Batteries charged (1h 50min. for 15%). 1/3-Ahead.

1853 - ALARM! for Sunderland in 14°true, E=7100, on course 190° (no FuMB Detection, also no Magic Eye).

1854 - At A-10 no Wabos and no Sound Contact.

1908 - At A-20, sound contact with warship bearing 284°, E=26000, very fast on course NW.

1918 - By now, three warships can be heard. S-Tiefe. Nothing can be seen with the A-Periscope.

1921 - Reception Depth. Now four warships are heard. Per sound contact are located in Qu.3239AL center right, on course 300°, speed 15kn.

1950 - Number of warships increases to five and at 1950 to six.

2003 - Sundown. By now seven warships are heard, are on search patterns in Qu.3235AL.

Cmdr.: I suspect a U-Hunter Group working together with the Sunderland sighted at 1853.

2052 - S-Tiefe. Lost sound contact to U-Hunter Group.

2055 - Surfaced after 2h 02min. and 6.1nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days.

2100 - Boat ventilated (CO₂ was 1.3%); Compressed Air supply filled (was 260Atü). Charging batteries as before (95%).

2130 - Batteries charged (30min. for 5%).

2227 - FuMB Detecion (no Magic Eye) in 316°true, E=8300. Twin Engine A/C on course 137°. Increasing speed to A.K. Spotlights, Machine Gun fire, two Wabos that fall wide to Port.

2228 - After the flyover ALARM! E=3500. At T=20 several well placed Wabos. Water entry in the aft torpedo compartment, which is quickly stopped. Tube VI is now completely unoperational. Pressure hull has taken 3% damage, is now 5%; Safe Diving Depth is now 218.5m. Several wounded crew members in the aft torpedo compartment.

2238 - At A-Meter no further Wabos and no Sound contact.

2255 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

2322 - All men are back on station. One MechMt.(T) (BtsMt.Lutz A. Fischer) is listed as "Shaken".

2327 - Reception Depth.

2332 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 04min. and 3.2nm
Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 3 hours.

2335 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Tuesday, 23 March 1943 - North Atlantic -

0626 - T=40.

0654 - Reception Depth.

0700 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 12h and 33.5nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged. CO₂ = 2.8%; Battery: 62%; Compressed Air Supply: 270Atü.

0705 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. Charging batteries as before.

0802 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 36h.

0823 - Battery charged to 75%.

0921 - Qu.8775AE top right - Diving for FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 192°true, E=11000. Just before closing the C/T Hatch, a twin engine A/C is sighted on a northerly heading. At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact.

0930 - Setting for Reception Depth; T=20 at 0936.

0941 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 20min. and 1.1nm.

0945 - Charging batteries as before (83.6%).

1001 - Qu.8775AE center - Diving for FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 358°true, E=9300. Right after, A/C sighted bearing 104°, E=5800, on course South. At T=18 two Wabos behind the boat - no damages. Submerged cruise at A-20.

1032 - Reception Depth.

1036 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 35min. and 1.7nm.

1037 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled; Battery 83.6%.

1041 - Charging batteries as before.

1046 - Qu.8775AE bottom left - ALARM! for A/C as at 1001. Sighting at same time as FuMB detection (Magic Eye).

1048 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no Sound Contact.

1053 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

1200 - Qu.8775AE - Days Run: 87.0 nm - ↗ 52.0nm (4h 16') - ↘ 35.0nm (19h 44')
Total: 2368.6 nm (10days 14h 17') - ↗ 2230.7 nm (8days 7h 49') - ↘ 137.9 nm (2days 6h 28')
On course 252°; 448cbm (2cbm in 24h); T=60; Battery: 80.7%; CO₂ = 1.3%

1215 - Reception Depth.

1246 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 46min. and 2.3nm - since Etmal (Total: 2h and 5.9 nm). Weather and Sea unchanged in 40h; Visibility 5nm.

1248 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

Directly after surfacing, a twin-engine A/C is right on top of the boat and drops two Wabos that fall wide to Port - no damages. Afterwards, the A/C flies off on course South. Boat remains surfaced.

Cmdr.: Seems that the A/C was just surprised to see us, as we were to see it.

1301 - Charging batteries as before.

1346 - Qu.8777AE center - Diving for FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 208°true, E=14600.

1353 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no Sound Contact.

1403 - A-20.

1407 - Reception Depth.

1411 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.2nm.

1416 - Charging batteries as before.

1426 - Qu.8777AE bottom left - FuMB Detection (Magic Eye) in 152°true., E=15400 and shortly after a twin-engine A/C is sighted. At the same time the boat is approached by a twin-engine A/C from 20°true, E=3600. Increasing speed to A.K. The boat is now attacked by two twin-engine A/C with machine gun fire but no Wabos - no damages.

1429 - ALARM! At A-Meter, Wabos at 1434 and at 1435 - no damages.

1450 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

1615 - Reception Depth.

1619 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 50min. and 5.4nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 44h.

1620 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

1630 - Charging batteries as before (85%).

1649 - Qu.3313AL top right - FuMB-Detection (no Magic Eye) in 70°true, E=17000 - is in the area of the last attack at 1426. Boat remains surfaced. Charging interrupted.

1700 - Continuing charging as before.

1830 - Batteries charged (1h 50min. for 15%). 1/3-Ahead.

1853 - ALARM! for Sunderland in 14°true, E=7100, on course 190° (no FuMB Detection, also no Magic Eye).

1854 - At A-10 no Wabos and no Sound Contact.

1908 - At A-20, sound contact with warship bearing 284°, E=26000, very fast on course NW.

1918 - By now, three warships can be heard. S-Tiefe. Nothing can be seen with the A-Periscope.

1921 - Reception Depth. Now four warships are heard. Per sound contact are located in Qu.3239AL center right, on course 300°, speed 15kn.

1950 - Number of warships increases to five and at 1950 to six.

2003 - Sundown. By now seven warships are heard, are on search patterns in Qu.3235AL.

Cmdr.: I suspect a U-Hunter Group working together with the Sunderland sighted at 1853.

2052 - S-Tiefe. Lost sound contact to U-Hunter Group.

2055 - Surfaced after 2h 02min. and 6.1nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days.

2100 - Boat ventilated (CO₂ was 1.3%); Compressed Air supply filled (was 260Atü). Charging batteries as before (95%).

2130 - Batteries charged (30min. for 5%).

2227 - FuMB Detecion (no Magic Eye) in 316°true, E=8300. Twin Engine A/C on course 137°. Increasing speed to A.K. Spotlights, Machine Gun fire, two Wabos that fall wide to Port.

2228 - After the flyover ALARM! E=3500. At T=20 several well placed Wabos. Water entry in the aft torpedo compartment, which is quickly stopped. Tube VI is now completely unoperational. Pressure hull has taken 3% damage, is now 5%; Safe Diving Depth is now 218.5m. Several wounded crew members in the aft torpedo compartment.

2238 - At A-Meter no further Wabos and no Sound contact.

2255 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

2322 - All men are back on station. One MechMt.(T) (BtsMt.Lutz A. Fischer) is listed as "Shaken".

2327 - Reception Depth.

2332 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 04min. and 3.2nm
Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 3 hours.

2335 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Wednesday, 24 March 1943 - North Atlantic -

0013 - Qu.3226AL bottom left - FuMB Detection in 71°true, E=16000 (no Magic Eye) - is in the area of the last attack on 23 March, 2227. Boat remains surfaced.

0056 - Qu.3225AL bottom left - Diving for FuMB Detection in 127°true (no Magic Eye), E=13700 - is located in Qu.3229AL center. Just before diving, Magic Eye detection with A/C in 119°true, E=7400, on course NW.

0100 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no Sound contact.

0110 - Submerged crusie at A-20.

0152 - T=20.

0156 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h and 3.0nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 5.5 hours.
Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled; Battery 95%. 1/3-Ahead.

Found both Flak guns damaged from the air attack on 23 March, 2227 - can not be repaired until daylight.

0412 - After watch change, the Morale of the MechMt.(T) is listed again as "Normal".

0559 - Qu.3163AL top right - FuMB Detection in 95°true, E=16000 (no Magic Eye), is located in Qu.3241AL center right.

0601 - Magic Eye Detection of A/C in 60°true, on course 297°. Boat remains surfaced.

0638 - Qu.3162AL center right - Morning Dawn -
FuMB Detection in 335°true (no Magic Eye), E=16000, is located in Qu.3138AL center right.
Shortly after, boat is approached by a twin-engine A/C from 355°true, no wabos and no machine gun fire. The A/C circles over the boat and flies off on course ESE. Boat remains surfaced.

0815 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 12h.

0817 - Qu.3164AL top right - Diving for FuMB Detection in 100°true (no Magic Eye), E=7300. Just before closing the C/T hatch, a twin-engine A/C is sighted bearing 180°, E=2700. At T=20, 3-4 Waboss behind the boat - at A-Meter no damages.

0840 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

0912 - T=20.

0917 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h and 3.0nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged.

0918 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled; Battery 93.6%. 1/3-Ahead.

0931 - Qu.3156AL top center - Diving from A/C in 2°true (no FuMB or Magic Eye detection), E=8000, on course ESE.

0935 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no Sound contact.

0955 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

1110 - T=20.

1116 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 40min. and 5.0nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged. Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. 1/3-Ahead.

1135 - Qu.3155AL - Course 225°.

1156 - Qu.3155AK bottom left - Diving for FuMB Detection (Magic Eye) and sighting of A/C in 278°true, E=10600, on course 100°.

1159 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no Sound contact.

1200 - Qu.3155AL - Days Run: 154.8nm - ↗ 125.3nm (14h 09') - ↘ 29.5nm (9h 51')
Total: 2523.4 nm (11days 14h 17') - ↗ 2356.0 nm (8days 21h 58') - ↘ 167.4 nm (2days 16h 19')
On course 225°; 445cbm (3cbm in 24h); T=80; Battery: 89.3%; CO₂ = 1.0%

1245 - After Lunch break, beginning of Test Dive acc. Standing B.d.U.-Order No.507 & No.308.

1320 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter.
Setting for Reception Depth; 96rpm.

1328 - Boat rises to T=18 and levels out at T=20 at 1330.

1335 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 35min. and 5.1nm - since Etmal (Total: 1h 39min. and 5.4nm).
Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 17 hours - medium heavy swell.
Boat ventilated. Damaged Flak guns cannot be repaired due to swell continously washing over the bridge.

1340 - Charging batteries as before (86.4%).

1344 - Qu.3157AL center - A/C sighted in 100°true, on course WNW (no FuMB or Magic Eye detection).

1345 - "ALARM!" for Sunderland at E=8600.

1346 - At A-10 no Wabos and no Sound contact.

1400 - At A-Meter setting for Reception Depth; 96rpm.

1405 - T=20.

1410 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.5nm.

1411 - Compressed Air Supply filled.

1415 - Charging batteries as before.

1431 - Qu.3157AL bottom left - "ALARM!" for Sunderland in 323°true; is initially on course ESE and at E=6200, turns towards the boat (no FuMB or Magic Eye Detection).
At T=25 several Wabos off to port and in due course at A-Meter, further Wabos four different times until 1439 - no damages.

1525 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1530 - T=20.

1536 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 05min. and 3.3nm.

1537 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

1540 - Charging batteries as before (85%).

1604 - Qu.3173AL center - Magic Eye Detection and Sighting of A/C in 62°true, E=7000 - in the area of the last attack.
Interrupting Charging Process. A/C is on westerly heading and crosses our stern at a distance of 4200m, when suddenly it turns towards the boat, approaching from 0°true.

1606 - "ALARM!" for Wellington bomber. At T=30 two Wabos off to port.

1608 - At A-Meter another two Wabos behind the boat - no damages. Boat remains submerged.

1644 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

1800 - After dinner, setting for Reception Depth.

1805 - T=20.

1811 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 2h 05min. and 6.1nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 22 hours.

1813 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

1816 - Charging batteries as before (83.6%).

1821 - Qu.3175AL top right - FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 80°true, E=14000. Interrupting Charging Process.

1823 - A/C sighted in 37°true, E=6500, seems to fly on course 282°.

1827 - FuMB Detection now in 310°true (no Magic Eye), E=14000. Suspect same A/C. Continuing Charging Process at 1831.

1905 - Qu.3175AL center - Magic Eye Detection and A/C sighting in 112°true, E=5700. "ALARM!". At T=30 1-2 Wabos far off - no damages.

1909 - At A-Meter again Wabos - no damages. Boat remains submerged.

2005 - Setting for Reception Depth.

2010 - T=20.

2015 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 10min. and 3.5nm
Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days.

2016 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

2017 - Sundown.

2020 - Charging batteries as before (86.4%).

2150 - Batteries charged (1h 30min. for 13.6%). 1/3-Ahead.

Cmdr.: Strong air patrol in this part of the North-Atlantic. The Magic Eye (and FuMB) has worked well. Still, some A/C seem to have the new rader gear installed, which cannot be detected by our FuMB systems (mostly Sunderlands).

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Old 03-25-23, 03:01 AM   #366
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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Wednesday, 24 March 1943 - North Atlantic -

0013 - Qu.3226AL bottom left - FuMB Detection in 71°true, E=16000 (no Magic Eye) - is in the area of the last attack on 23 March, 2227. Boat remains surfaced.

0056 - Qu.3225AL bottom left - Diving for FuMB Detection in 127°true (no Magic Eye), E=13700 - is located in Qu.3229AL center. Just before diving, Magic Eye detection with A/C in 119°true, E=7400, on course NW.

0100 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no Sound contact.

0110 - Submerged crusie at A-20.

0152 - T=20.

0156 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h and 3.0nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 5.5 hours.
Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled; Battery 95%. 1/3-Ahead.

Found both Flak guns damaged from the air attack on 23 March, 2227 - can not be repaired until daylight.

0412 - After watch change, the Morale of the MechMt.(T) is listed again as "Normal".

0559 - Qu.3163AL top right - FuMB Detection in 95°true, E=16000 (no Magic Eye), is located in Qu.3241AL center right.

0601 - Magic Eye Detection of A/C in 60°true, on course 297°. Boat remains surfaced.

0638 - Qu.3162AL center right - Morning Dawn -
FuMB Detection in 335°true (no Magic Eye), E=16000, is located in Qu.3138AL center right.
Shortly after, boat is approached by a twin-engine A/C from 355°true, no wabos and no machine gun fire. The A/C circles over the boat and flies off on course ESE. Boat remains surfaced.

0815 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 12h.

0817 - Qu.3164AL top right - Diving for FuMB Detection in 100°true (no Magic Eye), E=7300. Just before closing the C/T hatch, a twin-engine A/C is sighted bearing 180°, E=2700. At T=20, 3-4 Waboss behind the boat - at A-Meter no damages.

0840 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

0912 - T=20.

0917 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h and 3.0nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged.

0918 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled; Battery 93.6%. 1/3-Ahead.

0931 - Qu.3156AL top center - Diving from A/C in 2°true (no FuMB or Magic Eye detection), E=8000, on course ESE.

0935 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no Sound contact.

0955 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

1110 - T=20.

1116 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 40min. and 5.0nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged. Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. 1/3-Ahead.

1135 - Qu.3155AL - Course 225°.

1156 - Qu.3155AK bottom left - Diving for FuMB Detection (Magic Eye) and sighting of A/C in 278°true, E=10600, on course 100°.

1159 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no Sound contact.

1200 - Qu.3155AL - Days Run: 154.8nm - ↗ 125.3nm (14h 09') - ↘ 29.5nm (9h 51')
Total: 2523.4 nm (11days 14h 17') - ↗ 2356.0 nm (8days 21h 58') - ↘ 167.4 nm (2days 16h 19')
On course 225°; 445cbm (3cbm in 24h); T=80; Battery: 89.3%; CO₂ = 1.0%

1245 - After Lunch break, beginning of Test Dive acc. Standing B.d.U.-Order No.507 & No.308.

1320 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter.
Setting for Reception Depth; 96rpm.

1328 - Boat rises to T=18 and levels out at T=20 at 1330.

1335 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 35min. and 5.1nm - since Etmal (Total: 1h 39min. and 5.4nm).
Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 17 hours - medium heavy swell.
Boat ventilated. Damaged Flak guns cannot be repaired due to swell continously washing over the bridge.

1340 - Charging batteries as before (86.4%).

1344 - Qu.3157AL center - A/C sighted in 100°true, on course WNW (no FuMB or Magic Eye detection).

1345 - "ALARM!" for Sunderland at E=8600.

1346 - At A-10 no Wabos and no Sound contact.

1400 - At A-Meter setting for Reception Depth; 96rpm.

1405 - T=20.

1410 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.5nm.

1411 - Compressed Air Supply filled.

1415 - Charging batteries as before.

1431 - Qu.3157AL bottom left - "ALARM!" for Sunderland in 323°true; is initially on course ESE and at E=6200, turns towards the boat (no FuMB or Magic Eye Detection).
At T=25 several Wabos off to port and in due course at A-Meter, further Wabos four different times until 1439 - no damages.

1525 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1530 - T=20.

1536 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 05min. and 3.3nm.

1537 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

1540 - Charging batteries as before (85%).

1604 - Qu.3173AL center - Magic Eye Detection and Sighting of A/C in 62°true, E=7000 - in the area of the last attack.
Interrupting Charging Process. A/C is on westerly heading and crosses our stern at a distance of 4200m, when suddenly it turns towards the boat, approaching from 0°true.

1606 - "ALARM!" for Wellington bomber. At T=30 two Wabos off to port.

1608 - At A-Meter another two Wabos behind the boat - no damages. Boat remains submerged.

1644 - Submerged cruise at A-20.

1800 - After dinner, setting for Reception Depth.

1805 - T=20.

1811 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 2h 05min. and 6.1nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 22 hours.

1813 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

1816 - Charging batteries as before (83.6%).

1821 - Qu.3175AL top right - FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 80°true, E=14000. Interrupting Charging Process.

1823 - A/C sighted in 37°true, E=6500, seems to fly on course 282°.

1827 - FuMB Detection now in 310°true (no Magic Eye), E=14000. Suspect same A/C. Continuing Charging Process at 1831.

1905 - Qu.3175AL center - Magic Eye Detection and A/C sighting in 112°true, E=5700. "ALARM!". At T=30 1-2 Wabos far off - no damages.

1909 - At A-Meter again Wabos - no damages. Boat remains submerged.

2005 - Setting for Reception Depth.

2010 - T=20.

2015 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 10min. and 3.5nm
Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days.

2016 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled.

2017 - Sundown.

2020 - Charging batteries as before (86.4%).

2150 - Batteries charged (1h 30min. for 13.6%). 1/3-Ahead.

Cmdr.: Strong air patrol in this part of the North-Atlantic. The Magic Eye (and FuMB) has worked well. Still, some A/C seem to have the new rader gear installed, which cannot be detected by our FuMB systems (mostly Sunderlands).

RST
KorvKpt.& Cmdr. U 115
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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Thursday, 25 March 1943 - North Atlantic -

- 2nd Week at Sea completed -

0316 - Qu.2655AL - Course 180°.

0630 - Morning Dawn.

0804 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days and 12h.

1040 - Qu.2955AL - Course 225°.

1200 - Qu.2957AL - Days Run: 179.2nm - ↗ 159.7nm (17h 45') - ↘ 19.5nm (6h 15')
Total: 2702.6 nm (12days 14h 17') - ↗ 2515.7 nm (9days 15h 43') - ↘ 186.9 nm (2days 22h 34')
On course 225°; 440cbm (5cbm in 24h)

1304 - Incoming F.T.'s:
1) From B.d.U.:
a) Op.-Order from 24 March: Contrary to present instructions Portuguese ships are not for the present to be stopped for the purpose of removing enemy nationals of military age. This does not cancel the general instructions for occasional examination of these ships for contraband.
b) Intel-Report: Torpedo boats Jaguar and Greif, escorting heavy cruiser Lützow and light cruiser Nürnberg, arrived yesterday at Altafjord, Norway.
c) OKW-Report: Report from U 510 (Korvkpt. Karl Neitzel) about Op. at coast of Guyana (South America) against convoy BT-6 from Brazil to Trinidad, and the need for a new Pi-2 pistol.
2) From U 191:
As ordered, have reconnoitered the ice boundary N. of Iceland and in the Denmark Straits. The boundary runs from AE 2231 via AE 2284 to AD 2931 and thence bearing 240°. Nature: pack-ice barriers with drift-ice in parts. Very thick fog in the Denmark Straits. Drift mine sighted in AD 2931, otherwise no patrol or Radar. Fired on by destroyer at 1700/25/3. - Fiehn -

Cmdr.: Special Op.-Report from the boat we left with together from Kiel and Kristiansand for both of our first war patrols.

1611 - Qu.5233AL - Course 180°.

2020 - Qu.5269AL top right - Reached ordered approach point.

2026 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days and 22.5h.

2107 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Reached ordered patrol area. Alarm from enemy aircraft as follows: 22.3., 1717 and 1803 Qu.8753AE bottom left, 1900 Qu.8755AE top right; 23.3., 1046 Qu.8775AE bottom left, 1429 Qu.8777AE bottom left, 1830 Qu.3311AL bottom left, 2227 Qu.3234AL center; 24.3., 1345 Qu.3157AL center, 1431 Qu.3157AL bottom left, 1604 Qu3173AL center, 1905 Qu.3175AL center. During attack on 23.3., 2227, water entry in stern torpedo room, tube VI not operational, damages to both Flak guns cannot be repaired due to sea state, damage to pressure hull, safe diving depth 209m, several slightly wounded crew members back on deck. On 23.3., 1908 until 2002, according sound contact U.-Search Group of six patrol vessels from Qu.3239AL center right to Qu.3235AL, course 300°, speed 15kn. Airplanes mainly Sunderland, some Hudson, few Wellington. Mainly Sunderlands with new radar gear, cannot be detected by means of FuMB and Magic Eye. 439cbm. SSE7/6, medium to heavy swell, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

Cmdr.: We seem to have cleared the Enemy Patrol Area of the Iceland Passage.

RST
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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Thursday, 25 March 1943 - North Atlantic -

- 2nd Week at Sea completed -

0316 - Qu.2655AL - Course 180°.

0630 - Morning Dawn.

0804 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days and 12h.

1040 - Qu.2955AL - Course 225°.

1200 - Qu.2957AL - Days Run: 179.2nm - ↗ 159.7nm (17h 45') - ↘ 19.5nm (6h 15')
Total: 2702.6 nm (12days 14h 17') - ↗ 2515.7 nm (9days 15h 43') - ↘ 186.9 nm (2days 22h 34')
On course 225°; 440cbm (5cbm in 24h)

1304 - Incoming F.T.'s:
1) From B.d.U.:
a) Op.-Order from 24 March: Contrary to present instructions Portuguese ships are not for the present to be stopped for the purpose of removing enemy nationals of military age. This does not cancel the general instructions for occasional examination of these ships for contraband.
b) Intel-Report: Torpedo boats Jaguar and Greif, escorting heavy cruiser Lützow and light cruiser Nürnberg, arrived yesterday at Altafjord, Norway.
c) OKW-Report: Report from U 510 (Korvkpt. Karl Neitzel) about Op. at coast of Guyana (South America) against convoy BT-6 from Brazil to Trinidad, and the need for a new Pi-2 pistol.
2) From U 191:
As ordered, have reconnoitered the ice boundary N. of Iceland and in the Denmark Straits. The boundary runs from AE 2231 via AE 2284 to AD 2931 and thence bearing 240°. Nature: pack-ice barriers with drift-ice in parts. Very thick fog in the Denmark Straits. Drift mine sighted in AD 2931, otherwise no patrol or Radar. Fired on by destroyer at 1700/25/3. - Fiehn -

Cmdr.: Special Op.-Report from the boat we left with together from Kiel and Kristiansand for both of our first war patrols.

1611 - Qu.5233AL - Course 180°.

2020 - Qu.5269AL top right - Reached ordered approach point.

2026 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days and 22.5h.

2107 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Reached ordered patrol area. Alarm from enemy aircraft as follows: 22.3., 1717 and 1803 Qu.8753AE bottom left, 1900 Qu.8755AE top right; 23.3., 1046 Qu.8775AE bottom left, 1429 Qu.8777AE bottom left, 1830 Qu.3311AL bottom left, 2227 Qu.3234AL center; 24.3., 1345 Qu.3157AL center, 1431 Qu.3157AL bottom left, 1604 Qu3173AL center, 1905 Qu.3175AL center. During attack on 23.3., 2227, water entry in stern torpedo room, tube VI not operational, damages to both Flak guns cannot be repaired due to sea state, damage to pressure hull, safe diving depth 209m, several slightly wounded crew members back on deck. On 23.3., 1908 until 2002, according sound contact U.-Search Group of six patrol vessels from Qu.3239AL center right to Qu.3235AL, course 300°, speed 15kn. Airplanes mainly Sunderland, some Hudson, few Wellington. Mainly Sunderlands with new radar gear, cannot be detected by means of FuMB and Magic Eye. 439cbm. SSE7/6, medium to heavy swell, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

Cmdr.: We seem to have cleared the Enemy Patrol Area of the Iceland Passage.

RST
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First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Friday, 26 March 1943 - West of Rockall Bank -

0150 - Qu.5611AL - Course 135°.

0640 - Morning Dawn.

0700 - Diving for Torpedo Maintenance.

0705 - T=50. Beginning of torpedo maintenance.

0812 - Sunrise.

1016 - Bow tubes serviced. Break.

1031 - Servicing stern tubes (Tube VI is not operational).

1122 - Tube V serviced.

1154 - CO₂ Warning at 1.7%.

1200 - Qu.5655AL - Days Run: 154.2nm - ↗ 140.3nm (19h) - ↘ 13.9nm (5h)
Total: 2856.8 nm (13days 14h 17') - ↗ 2656.0 nm (10days 10h 43') - ↘ 200.8 nm (3days 3h 34')
On course 135°; 437cbm (3cbm in 24h); T=50; Battery 92%.

1300 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1304 - T=20.

1310 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 10min. and 3.3nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 4 days and 15h.

1311 - Boat ventilated.

1315 - Charging batteries (89.3%): Stbd.-Charging, 496RPM; Port-Propulsion, 285RPM/7kn.

1430 - Batteries charged (1h 15' for 10.7%). Small Ahead.

1538 - Qu.5682AL center - FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 49°true, E=13000.

1539 - "ALARM!" for approaching twin-engine A/C in 45°true, E=10000.

1541 - At A-Meter Wabos and again at 1542 and 1544 - no damages, no Sound Contact. Boat remains submerged.

1555 - A-20.

1646 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1651 - T=20.

1654 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 05min. and 3.8nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 4 days and 19h.

1657 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. 1/3-Ahead.

2027 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 4 days and 22.5h.

2224 - Qu.5955AL -

2303 - Incoming F.T.s:
1) From B.d.U.:
a) Op.Order: Sector C in Route A (15 - 30 N.) is open for attack on independent ships with immediate effect until 29.3 inclusive.
b) Intel-Report: Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) and her escorts detached from Convoy SC.123 in the mid-Atlantic and set course back toward Argentia, Newfoundland.
c) OKW-Report: During Operation Supercharge II, the British 8th Army, lead by the Indian 4th Division, has won the battle for the Mareth-Line, Tunisia, forcing the Axis Troops to withdraw to the North.
2) U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) completes Final Repairs at Blohm & Voss shipyard Hamburg.

RST
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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Friday, 26 March 1943 - West of Rockall Bank -

0150 - Qu.5611AL - Course 135°.

0640 - Morning Dawn.

0700 - Diving for Torpedo Maintenance.

0705 - T=50. Beginning of torpedo maintenance.

0812 - Sunrise.

1016 - Bow tubes serviced. Break.

1031 - Servicing stern tubes (Tube VI is not operational).

1122 - Tube V serviced.

1154 - CO₂ Warning at 1.7%.

1200 - Qu.5655AL - Days Run: 154.2nm - ↗ 140.3nm (19h) - ↘ 13.9nm (5h)
Total: 2856.8 nm (13days 14h 17') - ↗ 2656.0 nm (10days 10h 43') - ↘ 200.8 nm (3days 3h 34')
On course 135°; 437cbm (3cbm in 24h); T=50; Battery 92%.

1300 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1304 - T=20.

1310 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 10min. and 3.3nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 4 days and 15h.

1311 - Boat ventilated.

1315 - Charging batteries (89.3%): Stbd.-Charging, 496RPM; Port-Propulsion, 285RPM/7kn.

1430 - Batteries charged (1h 15' for 10.7%). Small Ahead.

1538 - Qu.5682AL center - FuMB Detection (no Magic Eye) in 49°true, E=13000.

1539 - "ALARM!" for approaching twin-engine A/C in 45°true, E=10000.

1541 - At A-Meter Wabos and again at 1542 and 1544 - no damages, no Sound Contact. Boat remains submerged.

1555 - A-20.

1646 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1651 - T=20.

1654 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h 05min. and 3.8nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 4 days and 19h.

1657 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. 1/3-Ahead.

2027 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 4 days and 22.5h.

2224 - Qu.5955AL -

2303 - Incoming F.T.s:
1) From B.d.U.:
a) Op.Order: Sector C in Route A (15 - 30 N.) is open for attack on independent ships with immediate effect until 29.3 inclusive.
b) Intel-Report: Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) and her escorts detached from Convoy SC.123 in the mid-Atlantic and set course back toward Argentia, Newfoundland.
c) OKW-Report: During Operation Supercharge II, the British 8th Army, lead by the Indian 4th Division, has won the battle for the Mareth-Line, Tunisia, forcing the Axis Troops to withdraw to the North.
2) U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) completes Final Repairs at Blohm & Voss shipyard Hamburg.

RST
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First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Saturday, 27 March 1943 - West of the Porcupine Bank -

0548 - Qu.8355AL -

0635 - Morning Dawn. Halfmoon in the South, relative bearing 0°.

0700 - Diving for Trial Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order No.507 & No.308.

0705 - A-Meter. 145rpm/4kn.

0742 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter.

0745 - Setting for Reception Depth. 96rpm.

0753 - T=20.

0800 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h and 3.6nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 5 days and 10h.
Boat ventilated.

0803 - Sunrise.

0805 - Charging batteries (93.6%): Stbd.-Charging, 496RPM; Port-Propulsion, 285RPM/7kn.

0850 - Batteries charged (45' for 6.4%). 1/3-Ahead.

1200 - Qu.8623AL - Days Run: 195.6nm - ↗ 184.9nm (20h 45') - ↘ 10.7nm (3h 15')
Total: 3052.4 nm (14days 14h 17') - ↗ 2840.9 nm (11days 7h 28') - ↘ 211.5 nm (3days 6h 49')
On course 180°; 432cbm (5cbm in 24h); Weather and Sea unchanged in 5 days and 14h.

1403 - Qu.8655AL -

2027 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 5 days and 22 1/2h.

Cmdr.: U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) commences War Patrol Outfitting in Hamburg.

RST
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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Saturday, 27 March 1943 - West of the Porcupine Bank -

0548 - Qu.8355AL -

0635 - Morning Dawn. Halfmoon in the South, relative bearing 0°.

0700 - Diving for Trial Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order No.507 & No.308.

0705 - A-Meter. 145rpm/4kn.

0742 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter.

0745 - Setting for Reception Depth. 96rpm.

0753 - T=20.

0800 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 1h and 3.6nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 5 days and 10h.
Boat ventilated.

0803 - Sunrise.

0805 - Charging batteries (93.6%): Stbd.-Charging, 496RPM; Port-Propulsion, 285RPM/7kn.

0850 - Batteries charged (45' for 6.4%). 1/3-Ahead.

1200 - Qu.8623AL - Days Run: 195.6nm - ↗ 184.9nm (20h 45') - ↘ 10.7nm (3h 15')
Total: 3052.4 nm (14days 14h 17') - ↗ 2840.9 nm (11days 7h 28') - ↘ 211.5 nm (3days 6h 49')
On course 180°; 432cbm (5cbm in 24h); Weather and Sea unchanged in 5 days and 14h.

1403 - Qu.8655AL -

2027 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 5 days and 22 1/2h.

Cmdr.: U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) commences War Patrol Outfitting in Hamburg.

RST
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- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Sunday, 28 March 1943 - Western Approaches -

0432 - Qu.2155BE - Course 180°.

0640 - Morning Dawn.

0800 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 6 days and 10h.

1035 - Qu.2455BE -

1100 - Qu.2458BE center top - Diving for FuMB-Detection (no Magic Eye) in 152°true, E=14000.

1102 - At Reception Depth, sound contact with three warships, relative bearings from 312° to 315°, varrying distances from E=17000 to E=23000, very fast on course SSW; according sound contact positioned in Qu.2483BE left half. Suspect enemy Task Force or U-Hunter Group.

1200 - Qu.2458AL - Days Run: 221.8nm - ↗ 217.5nm (23h 00') - ↘ 4.3nm (1h)
Total: 3274.2 nm (15days 14h 17') - ↗ 3058.4 nm (12days 6h 28') - ↘ 215.8 nm (3days 7h 49')
On course 180°; 423cbm (9cbm in 24h); T=20; Battery 95%; CO₂ 1.2%.

1240 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 40min and 2.1nm - since Etmal (Total: 1h 40' and 6.4nm). Weather and Sea unchanged in 6 days and 15h.

1245 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries as before (95%).

1300 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
26.3., 1539, Alarm for twin-engine A/C in Qu.5682Al center, no bombs. 28.3., 1100, Diving for FuMB-Detection in Qu.2458BE top center. Obtained sound contact with task force or hunter group in Qu.2483BE left half, at high speed on course SSW, at least one capital ship. 423cbm. SSE7/6, medium heavy swell, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

1303 - Qu.2482BE center - Diving for FuMB-Detection (no Magic Eye) in 306°true, E=8300. Boat sinks quickly to A+10 and can only be brought up to A-Meter with 1/3-Ahead. No Wabos and no sound contact.

1330 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1336 - T=20.

1338 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 35min and 1.9nm.

1342 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries as before (95%).

1357 - Qu.2485BE top center - Diving for FuMB-Detection (no Magic Eye) in 104°true, E=10000.

1402 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact.

1427 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1432 - T=20.

1434 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 40min and 2nm.

1440 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries as before (95%).

1444 - Qu.2485BE center bottom - FuMB-Detection (no Magic Eye) in 19°true, E=9400.

1445 - "ALARM!" for A/C approaching from 15°true, E=5000.

1446 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact. Boat remains submerged.

1605 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1608 - Sound contact with several warships in relative bearings from 17-22°, E=26000. Seems to be the same task force from 1102.

1611 - T=20.

1613 - S-Tiefe. Nothing can be seen. Difficult to maintain boat at S-Tiefe due to the high swell.

1624 - An A/C can be seen in the B-Periscope on the stbd. beam on opposite course. The presence of the Escort Group explains the heavy air patrols in this area.

1630 - Task force comes into sight, consists of an Escort Carrier Baiter Class, 12400ts, and two Light Cruisers (Pos.2, Lightweight Class, 5950ts and Pos.3, Arethusa Class, 5240ts and in keel line, and 7 escorts, on course 41°. Closing on task force at S-Tiefe at A.K. and both periscopes up. "Battle Stations!".

1657 - Flooding bow tubes.

1700 - Qu.2488BE bottom right - Spread Shot with tubes I-IV: T-3/Pi39H (MZ); Angle of divergence 1.5°; Running depth 5m; Vt30; Own course 90°; Own speed 6kn ahead; Target ship: Position 1 Escort Carrier Baiter Class 12400ts, draught 6.7m. Target ship is located in Qu.2489BE bottom left.
Target course 41°; Target distance 4500m; Target angle red132°; Target speed 18kn; Firing angle α 26°.
Weather/Sea: SSE7/6, medium heavy swell, clear, good visibility, >1000mb.
Shooter: KvtKpt. & Cmdr. RST.

After the shot, diving to A+50 and rigging for Silent Running. Throughout the entire process, no detection by the escorts, which at times come verily close to the boat.

All torpedoes are misses. Seems like they all passed between the pos.2 and pos.3 Cruisers.

Cmdr.: In hindsight, it would have been better to turn towards the target with angle red90, set the target speed to the max. speed of the vessel (20kn) and set the Angle of divergence to 3°.

1725 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1733 - T=20.

1735 - S-Tiefe. All clear. Breaking off action, diving deeper for torpedo loading. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

1742 - At T=50, on course 137°. Commencing torpedo loading.

1755 - Tubes I and II loaded with T-3/Pi39H(MZ/AZ).

1809 - Tubes III and IV loaded with AtoFAT/Pi-1(G7H/AZ).
Setting for Reception Depth.

1813 - T=20.

1815 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 3h 30' and 12.5nm.

1823 - Boat ventilated; Compressed Air Supply filled.
Charging batteries as before (77.8%).

1903 - Qu.2723BE - Course 180°.

2010 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 6 days and 22h.

2048 - Qu.2729BE - Batteries charged (2h 25' for 22.2%). 1/3-Ahead.

2105 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
28.3., 1700, 4-spread in heavy sea state missed Escort Carrier in Qu.2488BE bottom right. Carrier part of Escort Group of 2 Light Cruisers and 7 Destroyers. Last position at 1800 in Qu.2489BE bottom left, on course 41°, speed 20kn. Group is protected by strong air cover in Qu.24BE. Continue with outbound transit. Have 11 internal eels and 420cbm. SSE7/6, medium heavy swell, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

2305 - F.T.s from B.d.U.:
1) To RST: Go to Bordeaux for repairs. As Operation "Elisabeth" is about to begin, attention is again called to the closing of routes in BF and BE.
2) Intel-Report: Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger (CV-4) arrived at Casco Bay, Maine, U.S.A.
3) OKW-Report: The British 1st Army launched its Offensive in Tunisia. The US 12th Air Force bombed the oil refinery at Livorno, Italy.
4) U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) conducts War Patrol Outfitting in Hamburg.

Cmdr.: We received our new marching orders.

RST
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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Sunday, 28 March 1943 - Western Approaches -

0432 - Qu.2155BE - Course 180°.

0640 - Morning Dawn.

0800 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 6 days and 10h.

1035 - Qu.2455BE -

1100 - Qu.2458BE center top - Diving for FuMB-Detection (no Magic Eye) in 152°true, E=14000.

1102 - At Reception Depth, sound contact with three warships, relative bearings from 312° to 315°, varrying distances from E=17000 to E=23000, very fast on course SSW; according sound contact positioned in Qu.2483BE left half. Suspect enemy Task Force or U-Hunter Group.

1200 - Qu.2458AL - Days Run: 221.8nm - ↗ 217.5nm (23h 00') - ↘ 4.3nm (1h)
Total: 3274.2 nm (15days 14h 17') - ↗ 3058.4 nm (12days 6h 28') - ↘ 215.8 nm (3days 7h 49')
On course 180°; 423cbm (9cbm in 24h); T=20; Battery 95%; CO₂ 1.2%.

1240 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 40min and 2.1nm - since Etmal (Total: 1h 40' and 6.4nm). Weather and Sea unchanged in 6 days and 15h.

1245 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries as before (95%).

1300 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
26.3., 1539, Alarm for twin-engine A/C in Qu.5682Al center, no bombs. 28.3., 1100, Diving for FuMB-Detection in Qu.2458BE top center. Obtained sound contact with task force or hunter group in Qu.2483BE left half, at high speed on course SSW, at least one capital ship. 423cbm. SSE7/6, medium heavy swell, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

1303 - Qu.2482BE center - Diving for FuMB-Detection (no Magic Eye) in 306°true, E=8300. Boat sinks quickly to A+10 and can only be brought up to A-Meter with 1/3-Ahead. No Wabos and no sound contact.

1330 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1336 - T=20.

1338 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 35min and 1.9nm.

1342 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries as before (95%).

1357 - Qu.2485BE top center - Diving for FuMB-Detection (no Magic Eye) in 104°true, E=10000.

1402 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact.

1427 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1432 - T=20.

1434 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 40min and 2nm.

1440 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries as before (95%).

1444 - Qu.2485BE center bottom - FuMB-Detection (no Magic Eye) in 19°true, E=9400.

1445 - "ALARM!" for A/C approaching from 15°true, E=5000.

1446 - At A-Meter no Wabos and no sound contact. Boat remains submerged.

1605 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1608 - Sound contact with several warships in relative bearings from 17-22°, E=26000. Seems to be the same task force from 1102.

1611 - T=20.

1613 - S-Tiefe. Nothing can be seen. Difficult to maintain boat at S-Tiefe due to the high swell.

1624 - An A/C can be seen in the B-Periscope on the stbd. beam on opposite course. The presence of the Escort Group explains the heavy air patrols in this area.

1630 - Task force comes into sight, consists of an Escort Carrier Baiter Class, 12400ts, and two Light Cruisers (Pos.2, Lightweight Class, 5950ts and Pos.3, Arethusa Class, 5240ts and in keel line, and 7 escorts, on course 41°. Closing on task force at S-Tiefe at A.K. and both periscopes up. "Battle Stations!".

1657 - Flooding bow tubes.

1700 - Qu.2488BE bottom right - Spread Shot with tubes I-IV: T-3/Pi39H (MZ); Angle of divergence 1.5°; Running depth 5m; Vt30; Own course 90°; Own speed 6kn ahead; Target ship: Position 1 Escort Carrier Baiter Class 12400ts, draught 6.7m. Target ship is located in Qu.2489BE bottom left.
Target course 41°; Target distance 4500m; Target angle red132°; Target speed 18kn; Firing angle α 26°.
Weather/Sea: SSE7/6, medium heavy swell, clear, good visibility, >1000mb.
Shooter: KvtKpt. & Cmdr. RST.

After the shot, diving to A+50 and rigging for Silent Running. Throughout the entire process, no detection by the escorts, which at times come verily close to the boat.

All torpedoes are misses. Seems like they all passed between the pos.2 and pos.3 Cruisers.

Cmdr.: In hindsight, it would have been better to turn towards the target with angle red90, set the target speed to the max. speed of the vessel (20kn) and set the Angle of divergence to 3°.

1725 - Setting for Reception Depth.

1733 - T=20.

1735 - S-Tiefe. All clear. Breaking off action, diving deeper for torpedo loading. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

1742 - At T=50, on course 137°. Commencing torpedo loading.

1755 - Tubes I and II loaded with T-3/Pi39H(MZ/AZ).

1809 - Tubes III and IV loaded with AtoFAT/Pi-1(G7H/AZ).
Setting for Reception Depth.

1813 - T=20.

1815 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 3h 30' and 12.5nm.

1823 - Boat ventilated; Compressed Air Supply filled.
Charging batteries as before (77.8%).

1903 - Qu.2723BE - Course 180°.

2010 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 6 days and 22h.

2048 - Qu.2729BE - Batteries charged (2h 25' for 22.2%). 1/3-Ahead.

2105 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
28.3., 1700, 4-spread in heavy sea state missed Escort Carrier in Qu.2488BE bottom right. Carrier part of Escort Group of 2 Light Cruisers and 7 Destroyers. Last position at 1800 in Qu.2489BE bottom left, on course 41°, speed 20kn. Group is protected by strong air cover in Qu.24BE. Continue with outbound transit. Have 11 internal eels and 420cbm. SSE7/6, medium heavy swell, clear, good visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

2305 - F.T.s from B.d.U.:
1) To RST: Go to Bordeaux for repairs. As Operation "Elisabeth" is about to begin, attention is again called to the closing of routes in BF and BE.
2) Intel-Report: Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger (CV-4) arrived at Casco Bay, Maine, U.S.A.
3) OKW-Report: The British 1st Army launched its Offensive in Tunisia. The US 12th Air Force bombed the oil refinery at Livorno, Italy.
4) U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) conducts War Patrol Outfitting in Hamburg.

Cmdr.: We received our new marching orders.

RST
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First War Patrol
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Monday, 29 March 1943 - Western Approaches -

0200 - Clocks set an hour ahead in accordance with Op.-Orders.

0304 - F.T.: from B.d.U.: To U 260:
Cmdr to explain why steamer 7176t was not attacked. Should send copy of attack report in KTB.

0446 - F.T. from U 260: To B.d.U.:
Had to break-off of attack due to weather and setting-in darkness. End of report. - Purkhold -

0630 - Morning Dawn -

0747 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 7 days and 10h.

1200 - Qu.5486BE - Days Run: 185.9nm - ↗ 167.4nm (18h 33') - ↘ 18.5nm (5h 27')
Total: 3460.1 nm (16days 14h 17') - ↗ 3225.8 nm (13days 1h 01') - ↘ 234.3 nm (3days 13h 16')
On course 180°; 417cbm (6cbm in 24h).

2013 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 7 days and 22h.

2216 - Qu.8156BE - Course 90°.

F.T. from B.d.U.:
1) OKW-Report:
The Führer orders the construction of large missile launch sites on the French coast.
New Zealand troops capture Gabès, Tunisia, while Axis troops withdraw from El Hamma.
2) From U 174: Have not yet found "Karlin". - Grandefeld -
3) U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) concludes War Patrol Outfitting in Hamburg.

RST
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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Monday, 29 March 1943 - Western Approaches -

0200 - Clocks set an hour ahead in accordance with Op.-Orders.

0304 - F.T.: from B.d.U.: To U 260:
Cmdr to explain why steamer 7176t was not attacked. Should send copy of attack report in KTB.

0446 - F.T. from U 260: To B.d.U.:
Had to break-off of attack due to weather and setting-in darkness. End of report. - Purkhold -

0630 - Morning Dawn -

0747 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 7 days and 10h.

1200 - Qu.5486BE - Days Run: 185.9nm - ↗ 167.4nm (18h 33') - ↘ 18.5nm (5h 27')
Total: 3460.1 nm (16days 14h 17') - ↗ 3225.8 nm (13days 1h 01') - ↘ 234.3 nm (3days 13h 16')
On course 180°; 417cbm (6cbm in 24h).

2013 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 7 days and 22h.

2216 - Qu.8156BE - Course 90°.

F.T. from B.d.U.:
1) OKW-Report:
The Führer orders the construction of large missile launch sites on the French coast.
New Zealand troops capture Gabès, Tunisia, while Axis troops withdraw from El Hamma.
2) From U 174: Have not yet found "Karlin". - Grandefeld -
3) U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) concludes War Patrol Outfitting in Hamburg.

RST
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- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Tuesday, 30 March 1943 - Off the Bay of Biscay -

0630 - Morning Dawn -

0742 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 8 days and 10h.

1200 - Qu.8344BE - Days Run: 227.9nm - ↗ 227.9nm (24h) - ↘ 0nm (0h) -
Total: 3688.0 nm (17days 14h 17') - ↗ 3453.7 nm (14days 1h 01') - ↘ 234.3 nm (3days 13h 16')
On course 90°; 409cbm (8cbm in 24h).

1632 - Qu.8355BE - It's becoming overcast and beginning to rain.

2003 - Sundown. SE7/6, overcast, rain, poor visibility, <1000mb.

2305 - F.T.'s from B.d.U.:
1) OKW-Report:
a) The RAF bombed the Philips factory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
b) Elements of the British 8th Army have broken through the Gabes Pass by more than 100miles and are continuing to push North, while the US 1st and 9th Infantry Divisions attacked Italian positions at Hill 369 near El Guettar, Tunisia, with little success.
c) British light cruiser HMS Glasgow intercepted Blockade Runner Regensburg, whose crew scuttled the ship.
2) B-Dienst-Report:
a) Escort Carrier USS Bogue (CVE-9) and her task group arrived at Argentia, Newfoundland, and Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger (CV-4) transits from Casco Bay, Maine to the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts.
3) To all boats:
a) U 156 (KrvKpt. Werner Hartenstein) last reported on 7 March from EE 45. Several orders to give her position and the situation remained unanswered. On 8 March a U-boat was attacked by an aircraft in EE 91. According to dead reckoning, only U 156 could have been there at the time. She must be presumed lost.
b) U 594 (Kptlt. Friedrich Mumm) was damaged by 2 unexplained explosions at 40 meters while test diving on 28 March. Flotillas have been instructed to ensure better protection against sabotage for ships in the dockyard and to have the boats thoroughly examined before they sail. It is not impossible that sabotage had a hand in boats which were lost through unknown causes.
c) U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) transits the K.W.K. to Kiel.

Cmdr.: We lost the commander and boat that sunk the Laconia.

RST
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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Tuesday, 30 March 1943 - Off the Bay of Biscay -

0630 - Morning Dawn -

0742 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 8 days and 10h.

1200 - Qu.8344BE - Days Run: 227.9nm - ↗ 227.9nm (24h) - ↘ 0nm (0h) -
Total: 3688.0 nm (17days 14h 17') - ↗ 3453.7 nm (14days 1h 01') - ↘ 234.3 nm (3days 13h 16')
On course 90°; 409cbm (8cbm in 24h).

1632 - Qu.8355BE - It's becoming overcast and beginning to rain.

2003 - Sundown. SE7/6, overcast, rain, poor visibility, <1000mb.

2305 - F.T.'s from B.d.U.:
1) OKW-Report:
a) The RAF bombed the Philips factory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
b) Elements of the British 8th Army have broken through the Gabes Pass by more than 100miles and are continuing to push North, while the US 1st and 9th Infantry Divisions attacked Italian positions at Hill 369 near El Guettar, Tunisia, with little success.
c) British light cruiser HMS Glasgow intercepted Blockade Runner Regensburg, whose crew scuttled the ship.
2) B-Dienst-Report:
a) Escort Carrier USS Bogue (CVE-9) and her task group arrived at Argentia, Newfoundland, and Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger (CV-4) transits from Casco Bay, Maine to the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts.
3) To all boats:
a) U 156 (KrvKpt. Werner Hartenstein) last reported on 7 March from EE 45. Several orders to give her position and the situation remained unanswered. On 8 March a U-boat was attacked by an aircraft in EE 91. According to dead reckoning, only U 156 could have been there at the time. She must be presumed lost.
b) U 594 (Kptlt. Friedrich Mumm) was damaged by 2 unexplained explosions at 40 meters while test diving on 28 March. Flotillas have been instructed to ensure better protection against sabotage for ships in the dockyard and to have the boats thoroughly examined before they sail. It is not impossible that sabotage had a hand in boats which were lost through unknown causes.
c) U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) transits the K.W.K. to Kiel.

Cmdr.: We lost the commander and boat that sunk the Laconia.

RST
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First War Patrol
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Wednesday, 31 March 1943 - Off the Bay of Biscay -

0215 - Qu.9155BE - It stopped raining but is still very foggy: SE7/6, overcast, fog, poor visibility, <1000mb.

0500 - Qu.9165BE - Diving for Torpedo Maintenance and Test Dive.

0545 - At Reception Depth, Breakfast for the Port Machine Watch and at 0600, breakfast for the rest of the crew.

0700 - T=50. Commencing with Torpedo Maintenance.

0730 - Sunrise.

0809 - Tube I serviced and Tube II pulled. - Watch change -

0843 - Tube II serviced and loaded. - Break -

1025 - Tubes III and IV serviced.

1040 - CO₂-Warning at 1.7%.

1130 - Tube V serviced (Tube VI not operational).

1131 - Commencing of Trial Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order No.507 & No.308.

1136 - A-Meter.

1200 - Qu.9244BE - Days Run: 180.6nm - ↗ 160.6nm (17h) - ↘ 20nm (7h) -
Total: 3868.6 nm (18days 14h 17') - ↗ 3614.3 nm (14days 18h 01') - ↘ 254.3 nm (3days 20h 16')
On course 90°; 406cbm (3cbm in 24h); T=A+60; Battery: 85.7%; CO₂:2.0%.

1210 - 2A-Meter. Boat is safe and secure. Setting for Reception Depth; 96rpm/3kn.

1218 - T=20.

1225 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.5nm - since Etmal (Total: 7h 25min. and 21.5nm)
Weather and Sea unchanged in 8.5h.

1230 - Boat ventilated; Charging Batteries as before (84.3%).

1415 - Batteries charged (1h 45' for 14.1%). 1/3-Ahead.

1505 - F.T.'s from B.d.U.:
1) OKW-Report:
a) The Führer met Bulgarian King Boris III at his headquarters at Rastenburg, East Prussia.
b) Soviet troops defeated the 17th Army in the Kuban Peninsula and captured Anastasyevsk north of Novorossiysk, near the coast of the Black Sea in southern Russia.
c) British troops occupied Cap Serrat on the Tunisian coast. Operation Supercharge II was concluded with success in Tunisia, forcing the Axis defenses to move north to Wadi Akarit, while the US 1st and 9th Infantry Divisions continue to attack Italian positions at Hill 369 near El Guettar, Tunisia, with little success.
d) USAAF bombers attacked the Italian airfield at Cagliari, Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea.
2) To all boats:
a) According to diplomatic channels, our U-Boats have brought the British on the brink of defeat in the Battle of the Atlantic. Congratulations to all boats!
b) U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) commences Final War Patrol Outfitting and Op.-Briefing in Kiel.

RST
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U 115
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First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Wednesday, 31 March 1943 - Off the Bay of Biscay -

0215 - Qu.9155BE - It stopped raining but is still very foggy: SE7/6, overcast, fog, poor visibility, <1000mb.

0500 - Qu.9165BE - Diving for Torpedo Maintenance and Test Dive.

0545 - At Reception Depth, Breakfast for the Port Machine Watch and at 0600, breakfast for the rest of the crew.

0700 - T=50. Commencing with Torpedo Maintenance.

0730 - Sunrise.

0809 - Tube I serviced and Tube II pulled. - Watch change -

0843 - Tube II serviced and loaded. - Break -

1025 - Tubes III and IV serviced.

1040 - CO₂-Warning at 1.7%.

1130 - Tube V serviced (Tube VI not operational).

1131 - Commencing of Trial Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order No.507 & No.308.

1136 - A-Meter.

1200 - Qu.9244BE - Days Run: 180.6nm - ↗ 160.6nm (17h) - ↘ 20nm (7h) -
Total: 3868.6 nm (18days 14h 17') - ↗ 3614.3 nm (14days 18h 01') - ↘ 254.3 nm (3days 20h 16')
On course 90°; 406cbm (3cbm in 24h); T=A+60; Battery: 85.7%; CO₂:2.0%.

1210 - 2A-Meter. Boat is safe and secure. Setting for Reception Depth; 96rpm/3kn.

1218 - T=20.

1225 - Surfaced from S-Tiefe after 25min. and 1.5nm - since Etmal (Total: 7h 25min. and 21.5nm)
Weather and Sea unchanged in 8.5h.

1230 - Boat ventilated; Charging Batteries as before (84.3%).

1415 - Batteries charged (1h 45' for 14.1%). 1/3-Ahead.

1505 - F.T.'s from B.d.U.:
1) OKW-Report:
a) The Führer met Bulgarian King Boris III at his headquarters at Rastenburg, East Prussia.
b) Soviet troops defeated the 17th Army in the Kuban Peninsula and captured Anastasyevsk north of Novorossiysk, near the coast of the Black Sea in southern Russia.
c) British troops occupied Cap Serrat on the Tunisian coast. Operation Supercharge II was concluded with success in Tunisia, forcing the Axis defenses to move north to Wadi Akarit, while the US 1st and 9th Infantry Divisions continue to attack Italian positions at Hill 369 near El Guettar, Tunisia, with little success.
d) USAAF bombers attacked the Italian airfield at Cagliari, Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea.
2) To all boats:
a) According to diplomatic channels, our U-Boats have brought the British on the brink of defeat in the Battle of the Atlantic. Congratulations to all boats!
b) U 648 (Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) commences Final War Patrol Outfitting and Op.-Briefing in Kiel.

RST
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First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Thursday, 1 April 1943 - Off the Bay of Biscay -

- 3rd week at sea completed -

0312 - Qu.9355BE -

0615 - Morning Dawn.

0712 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 1 day and 3h.

1200 - Qu.7154BF - Days Run: 221.2nm - ↗ 219.7nm (23h 35') - ↘ 1.5nm (25')
Total: 4089.8 nm (19days 14h 17') - ↗ 3834.0 nm (15days 17h 36') - ↘ 255.8 nm (3days 20h 41')
On course 90°; 400cbm (6cbm in 24h); Weather and Sea unchanged in 1 day and 8h.

1252 - Qu.7155BF - Approaching the Allied Air Cover Zone over the Biscaya. "All hands on the Quivive!".

1939 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 1 day and 15.5h.

2233 - Qu.7255BF -

Cmdr.: While U 648 continues with the Final War Patrol Outfitting and Op.-Briefing in Kiel, her Commander Peter-Arthur Stahl, is promoted to Ob.Ltnt.z.S.d.R.

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U 115
- KTB -
First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Thursday, 1 April 1943 - Off the Bay of Biscay -

- 3rd week at sea completed -

0312 - Qu.9355BE -

0615 - Morning Dawn.

0712 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 1 day and 3h.

1200 - Qu.7154BF - Days Run: 221.2nm - ↗ 219.7nm (23h 35') - ↘ 1.5nm (25')
Total: 4089.8 nm (19days 14h 17') - ↗ 3834.0 nm (15days 17h 36') - ↘ 255.8 nm (3days 20h 41')
On course 90°; 400cbm (6cbm in 24h); Weather and Sea unchanged in 1 day and 8h.

1252 - Qu.7155BF - Approaching the Allied Air Cover Zone over the Biscaya. "All hands on the Quivive!".

1939 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 1 day and 15.5h.

2233 - Qu.7255BF -

Cmdr.: While U 648 continues with the Final War Patrol Outfitting and Op.-Briefing in Kiel, her Commander Peter-Arthur Stahl, is promoted to Ob.Ltnt.z.S.d.R.

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First War Patrol
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Friday, 2 April 1943 - Bay of Biscay -

0550 - Morning Dawn.

0656 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 3h.

0813 - Qu.7355BF -

0823 - Qu.7355BF center right - FuMB and Magic Eye Detection in 182°true, E=15500.

0840 - Diving for FuMB and Magic Eye Detection.
Sound contact warship bearing 119°, E=11000, medium speed on course 340°. Boat remains submerged. T=20.

0907 - Second sound contact with warship bearing 95°, E=37000, fast, on course 252°.

0928 - S-Tiefe. Distance to first sound contact is 20000m. Lost second sound contact.

0930 - Surfaced after 50min. and 2.4nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged.

0931 - Boat ventilated. 1/3-Ahead.

1200 - Qu.7365BF - Days Run: 222.0nm - ↗ 219.6nm (23h 10') - ↘ 2.4nm (50')
Total: 4311.8 nm (20days 14h 17') - ↗ 4053.6 nm (16days 16h 46') - ↘ 258.2 nm (3days 21h 31')
On course 90°; 392cbm (8cbm in 24h); Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 8h.

1830 - Qu.8155BF -

1927 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 15.5h.

Cmdr.: U 648 (Ob.Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) concludes her Final War Patrol Outfitting and Op.-Briefing in Kiel.

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First War Patrol
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Friday, 2 April 1943 - Bay of Biscay -

0550 - Morning Dawn.

0656 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 3h.

0813 - Qu.7355BF -

0823 - Qu.7355BF center right - FuMB and Magic Eye Detection in 182°true, E=15500.

0840 - Diving for FuMB and Magic Eye Detection.
Sound contact warship bearing 119°, E=11000, medium speed on course 340°. Boat remains submerged. T=20.

0907 - Second sound contact with warship bearing 95°, E=37000, fast, on course 252°.

0928 - S-Tiefe. Distance to first sound contact is 20000m. Lost second sound contact.

0930 - Surfaced after 50min. and 2.4nm.
Weather and Sea unchanged.

0931 - Boat ventilated. 1/3-Ahead.

1200 - Qu.7365BF - Days Run: 222.0nm - ↗ 219.6nm (23h 10') - ↘ 2.4nm (50')
Total: 4311.8 nm (20days 14h 17') - ↗ 4053.6 nm (16days 16h 46') - ↘ 258.2 nm (3days 21h 31')
On course 90°; 392cbm (8cbm in 24h); Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 8h.

1830 - Qu.8155BF -

1927 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 2 days and 15.5h.

Cmdr.: U 648 (Ob.Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) concludes her Final War Patrol Outfitting and Op.-Briefing in Kiel.

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First War Patrol
(17th war patrol overall)

Saturday, 3 April 1943 - Bay of Biscay -

0005 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Will be at entry point Gabel on 4 April, 0000. - RST -

0225 - Qu.8246BF center right - FuMB and Magic Eye Detection in 170°true, E=18000. Boat remains surfaced.

0241 - Qu.8254BF center left - FuMB Detection 0225 now in 187°true, E=19000 - seems to be on course 222°, speed 4-5kn.

0411 - Qu.8255BF -

0530 - Morning Dawn.

0642 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days and 3h.

1200 - Qu.8346BF - Days Run: 227.5nm - ↗ 227.5nm (24h) - On course 90°; 386cbm (6cbm in 24h)
Total: 4539.3 nm (21days 14h 17') - ↗ 4281.1 nm (17days 16h 46') - ↘ 258.2 nm (3days 21h 31')
Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days and 8h; 11 internal torpedoes.

1352 - Qu.8355BF -

1915 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days and 15.5h.

2310 - Qu.9155BF center right - FuMB and Magic Eye Detection of A/C in 119° true, E=6600. In due course, continued FuMB and Magic Eye Detection with A/C in different directions and distances. Appears to be of own escort airplane patrolling the escort point.

2334 - Qu.9155BF - Course 122°.

2346 - Arrived at escort point Gabel. Course 70°.
(No escort sighted).

Cmdr.: U 648 (Ob.Ltnt.z.S.d.R. Peter-Arthur Stahl) leaves Kiel for her First War Patrol, acc. Op.-Order 54.

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