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Wolfpack Eisteufel
Active21 June 1942 - 12 July 1942
Country Nazi Germany
BranchKriegsmarine
Size10 submarines
EngagementsConvoy PQ 17
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Reinhart Reche
Max-Martin Teichert
Heinrich Timm

Eisteufel (Ice Devil) was a wolfpack of German U-boats that operated during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic from 21 June 1942 to 12 July 1942.
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Service

The group was responsible for sinking 13 merchant ships totalling 83,019 gross register tons (GRT).

Raiding History

Date U-boat Name of ship Nationality Tons Convoy
4 July 1942 U-457 Christopher Newport  United States 7,191 PQ 17
4 July 1942 U-334 William Hooper  United States 7,177 PQ 17
5 July 1942 U-88 Carlton  United States 5,127 PQ 17
5 July 1942 U-88 Daniel Morgan  United States 7,177 PQ 17
5 July 1942 U-334 Earlston  United Kingdom 7,195 PQ 17
5 July 1942 U-456 Honomu  United States 6,977 PQ 17
6 July 1942 U-255 John Witherspoon  United States 7,191 PQ 17
7 July 1942 U-255 Alcoa Ranger  United States 5,116 PQ 17
7 July 1942 U-457 RFA Aldersdale  Royal Fleet Auxiliary 8,402 PQ 17
7 July 1942 U-355 Hartlebury  United Kingdom 5,082 PQ 17
8 July 1942 U-255 Olopana  United States 6,069 PQ 17
10 July 1942 U-251 El Capitan  Panama 5,255 PQ 17
10 July 1942 U-376 Hoosier  United States 5,060 PQ 17

U-boats

U-boat Commander From To
U-88 Heino Bohmann[2] 21 June 1942 11 July 1942
U-251 Heinrich Timm[3] 21 June 1942 12 July 1942
U-255 Reinhart Reche[4] 1 July 1942 12 July 1942
U-334 Hilmar Siemon[5] 21 June 1942 5 July 1942
U-355 Günter La Baume[6] 21 June 1942 9 July 1942
U-376 Friedrich-Karl Marks[7] 1 July 1942
6 July 1942
4 July 1942
12 July 1942
U-408 Reinhard von Hymmen[8] 21 June 1942 10 July 1942
U-456 Max-Martin Teichert[9] 27 June 1942 5 July 1942
U-457 Karl Brandenburg[10] 30 June 1942 12 July 1942
U-657 Heinrich Göllnitz[11] 21 June 1942 8 July 1942

References

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Wolfpack Eisteufel". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heino Bohmann". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heinrich Timm (Knight's Cross)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Reinhart Reche (Knight's Cross)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hilmar Siemon". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  6. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Günter La Baume". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  7. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Friedrich-Karl Marks". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  8. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Reinhard von Hymmen". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  9. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Max-Martin Teichert (Knight's Cross)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  10. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Karl Brandenburg". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  11. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heinrich Göllnitz". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 October 2014.