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Wolfpack Streitaxt
Active20 October 1942 - 2 November 1942
Country Nazi Germany
BranchKriegsmarine
Size10 submarines
EngagementsConvoy SL 125
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Karl Neitzel

Streitaxt (Battleaxe) was a wolfpack of German U-boats that operated during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic from 20 October to 2 November 1942.[1]

Service

The group was responsible for sinking twelve merchant ships (80,005 gross register tons (GRT)) and damaging a further seven merchant ships (46,750 GRT).

Raiding History

Date U-boat Name of ship Nationality Tons Convoy Fate
26 October 1942 U-509 Anglo Mærsk  United Kingdom 7,705 SL-125 Damaged
27 October 1942 U-604 Anglo Mærsk  United Kingdom 7,705 SL-125 Sunk
27 October 1942 U-509 Pacific Star  United Kingdom 7,951 SL-125 Sunk
27 October 1942 U-509 Stentor  United Kingdom 6,148 SL-125 Sunk
28 October 1942 U-509 Hopecastle  United Kingdom 5,178 SL-125 Damaged
28 October 1942 U-509 Nagpore  United Kingdom 5,283 SL-125 Sunk
29 October 1942 U-509 Corinaldo  United Kingdom 7,131 SL-125 Damaged
29 October 1942 U-203 Hopecastle  United Kingdom 5,178 SL-125 Sunk
30 October 1942 U-604 Baron Vernon  United Kingdom 3,642 SL-125 Sunk
30 October 1942 U-509 Brittany  United Kingdom 4,772 SL-125 Sunk
30 October 1942 U-409 Bullmouth  United Kingdom 7,519 SL-125 Damaged
30 October 1942 U-659 Bullmouth  United Kingdom 7,519 SL-125 Sunk
30 October 1942 U-659 Corinaldo  United Kingdom 7,131 SL-125 Damaged
30 October 1942 U-203 Corinaldo  United Kingdom 7,131 SL-125 Sunk
30 October 1942 U-604 Président Doumer  United Kingdom 11,898 SL-125 Sunk
30 October 1942 U-409 Silverwillow  United Kingdom 6,373 SL-125 Sunk
30 October 1942 U-659 Tasmania  United Kingdom 6,405 SL-125 Damaged
31 October 1942 U-510 Alaska  Norway 5,681 SL-125 Damaged
31 October 1942 U-103 Tasmania  United Kingdom 6,405 SL-125 Sunk

U-boats

U-boat Commander From To
U-103 Gustav-Adolf Janssen[2] 29 October 1942 2 November 1942
U-134 Rudolf Schendel[3] 20 October 1942 2 November 1942
U-203 Hermann Kottmann[4] 20 October 1942 30 October 1942
U-409 Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann[5] 20 October 1942 1 November 1942
U-440 Hans Geissler[6] 29 October 1942 2 November 1942
U-509 Werner Witte[7] 20 October 1942 2 November 1942
U-510 Karl Neitzel[8] 20 October 1942 2 November 1942
U-572 Heinz Hirsacker[9] 20 October 1942 2 November 1942
U-604 Horst Höltring[10] 20 October 1942 31 October 1942
U-659 Hans Stock[11] 20 October 1942 31 October 1942

Bibliography

References

Notes
  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Wolfpack Streitaxt". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Gustav-Adolf Janssen". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Rudolf Schendel". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hermann Kottmann". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  5. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  6. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hans Geissler". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  7. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Werner Witte". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  8. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Karl Neitzel (Knight's Cross)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  9. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heinz Hirsacker". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  10. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Horst Höltring (German Cross in Gold)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  11. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hans Stock". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 23 October 2014.