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Wolf pack Delphin II
Active26 December 1942 - 14 February 1943
CountryNazi Germany Germany
BranchKriegsmarine
Size17 submarines
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Joachim Berger
Ulrich Folkers
Harald Gelhaus
Günther Heydemann
Günther Krech
Helmut Möhlmann
Günther Seibicke,

Delphin II (Dolphin) was the name given to a wolfpack of German U-boats that operated during the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II, from 26 December 1942 to 14 February 1943.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

The group was responsible for sinking 10 merchant ships and 1 damaging one ship; 2 of the pack's U-boats were sunk.

Raiding history

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Nationality Tons Convoy Fate
8 January 1943 U-436 Günther Seibicke Albert L. Ellsworth  Norway 8,309 TM-1 Sunk
8 January 1943 U-436 Günther Seibicke Oltenia II  United Kingdom 6,394 TM-1 Sunk
9 January 1943 U-522 Herbert Schneider Minister Wedel  Norway 6,833 TM-1 Sunk
9 January 1943 U-522 Herbert Schneider Norvik  Panama 10,034 TM-1 Sunk
9 January 1943 U-442 Hans-Joachim Hesse Empire Lytton  United Kingdom 9,807 TM-1 Sunk
9 January 1943 U-511 Fritz Schneewind William Wilberforce  United Kingdom 5,004 Sunk
11 January 1943 U-522 Herbert Schneider British Dominion  United Kingdom 6,983 TM-1 Damaged
11 January 1943 U-620 Heinz Stein British Dominion  United Kingdom 6,983 TM-1 Sunk
25 January 1943 U-575 Günther Heydemann City of Flint  United States 4,963 UGS-4 Sunk
27 January 1943 U-442 Hans-Joachim Hesse Julia Ward Howe  United States 7,176 UGS-4 Sunk
27 January 1943 U-514 Hans-Jürgen Auffermann Charles C. Pinckney  United States 7,177 UGS-4 Sunk

U-boats involved

U-boat Commander From To Comment
U-87 Kapitänleutnant Joachim Berger[6] 20 January 1943 9 February 1943
U-107 Kapitänleutnant Harald Gelhaus[7] 11 February 1943 14 February 1943
U-125 Kapitänleutnant Ulrich Folkers[8] 5 January 1943 13 February 1943
U-202 Kapitänleutnant Günter Poser[9] 20 January 1943 9 February 1943
U-258 Oberleutnant zur See Leopold Koch[10] 23 January 1943 9 February 1943
U-268 Kapitänleutnant Hartwig Looks[11] 23 January 1943 9 February 1943
U-381 Kapitänleutnant Wilhelm-Heinrich Graf von Pückler und Limpurg[12] 26 December 1942 14 February 1943
U-436 Korvettenkapitän Günther Seibicke[13] 26 December 1942 12 February 1943
U-442 Fregattenkapitän Hans-Joachim Hesse[14] 26 December 1942 12 February 1943 U-boat was sunk
U-463 Korvettenkapitän Leo Wolfbauer[15] 11 January 1943 14 January 1943
U-511 Kapitänleutnant Fritz Schneewind[16] 3 January 1943 14 February 1943
U-514 Kapitänleutnant Hans-Jürgen Auffermann[17] 5 January 1943 9 February 1943
U-522 Kapitänleutnant Herbert Schneider[18] 3 January 1943 14 February 1943
U-558 Kapitänleutnant Günther Krech[19] 24 January 1943 14 February 1943
U-571 Korvettenkapitän Helmut Möhlmann[20] 26 December 1942 19 January 1943
U-575 Kapitänleutnant Günther Heydemann[21] 26 December 1942 14 February 1943
U-620 Kapitänleutnant Heinz Stein[22] 26 December 1942 13 February 1943 U-boat was sunk

References

  1. ^ "Wolfpack Delphin II". uboat.net. Retrieved 18 Feb 2020.
  2. ^ "Delphin (ii)". Codenames.info. Retrieved 18 Feb 2020.
  3. ^ Bertke, Donald A.; Kindell, Don; Smith, Gordon (2015). World War II Sea War:Volume 8 Guadalcanal Secured. Bertke Publications. ISBN 978-1-937470-13-5.
  4. ^ Edwards, Bernard (2004). Twilight of the U-Boats. CPI UK. ISBN 1-84415-035-6.
  5. ^ Mallmann Showell, Jak (1973). U-Boats Under the Swastika. Ian Allen Ltd. ISBN 0-7110-0379-3.
  6. ^ "Joachim Berger". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Harald Gelhaus". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Ulrich Folkers". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Günter Poser". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Leopold Koch". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Hartwig Looks". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Wilhelm-Heinrich Graf von Pückler und Limpurg". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Günther Seibicke". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Hans-Joachim Hesse". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Leo Wolfbauer". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Fritz Schneewind". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  17. ^ "Hans-Jürgen Auffermann". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Herbert Schneider". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  19. ^ "Günther Krech". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  20. ^ "Helmut Möhlmann". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  21. ^ "Günther Heydemann". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  22. ^ "Heinz Stein". u-boat.net. Retrieved 18 February 2020.