Stier

U 575

Sinking Report

U 575

Date:
Mar 13,44

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Sea & Swell

Remarks:

  1. 08:29 detached from escort to hunt U-boat in vicinity of 46-10N 27-30 W Co 322º full speed
  2. 09:12 c/c 319º    09:22 c/c 318º
  3. 10:30 o/c 310º aircraft sent homing signal from 10:00 on emited ?????sighted
  4. 10:50 sighted 4 ships bg 265º approx. 20 miles
  5. 11:40 Identified ships as U.S carrier “Bogue” and 3 “Des” and 1 destroyer alongside Bogue fuelling
  6. 12:00 pos 45-47 N 27-02W
  7. 13:24? Aircraft sighted circling U-Boat position.
  8. 13:27 c/c 330º 13:31 c/c 340º
  9. 13:45 challenged by US destroyer Haverfield  13:35 – 135 revs and prepared to join in hunt for U-boat.
  10. 13:57 Action stations
  11. 14:12 contact at 1100 yards bg 134º asked by Haverfield to stand clear open range to 1700 yards she attacked. And then commenced first attack
  12. 14:17 depth charge attack pattern “E” open range to 1300 yards
  13. 14:22 Commenced run on a hedge hog attack
  14. 14:25 first hedge hog attack
  15. 14:44 D/C attack b y US vessel
  16. 15:02 second D/C attack pattern “D”
  17. 15:15 US Hobson (destroyer) joined hunt
  18. 15:30 third D/C attack pattern “D”
  19. 15:34  D/C attack by US vessel
  20. 15: 52 Second hedgehog attack. Weapon not fired as bugger fouled!
  21. 16:01 Inquired if US vessels understood creeping attack   Reply “yes”
  22. 16:05 D/C attack by US vessel (Haverfield)
  23. 16:13 suggested creeping attack and took over directing vessel
  24. 16:33 D/C attack by US vessel
  25. 17:00 D/C attack by US vessel
  26. 17:34 D/C attack by US vessel
  27. 17:36 S/M surfaced on approximate course 360º with full stbd rudder on and engine going ahead. Engaged by gunfire and sunk at 17-47- approximated depth 1200 fathoms. Picked up 14 survivors including 2 officers
  28. 18:00 Secured action stations. Aircraft overhead during entire hunt
  29. S/M sunk 46-10N 27-36W

2 barrels kerosene, 1 barrel turboline jettisoned during S/M action
1 pipe wrench 6”, 1 pipe wrench 14”, 2 machine hammers (2 ½ lb) and 1 crescent
1 dip net (rescue 1 Kisbie lifebouy (lost overboard by accident)

 

 

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