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Wolf pack Brandenburg
Active 15 September 1941 – 2 October 1941
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
Size 11 submarines
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Wilhelm Dommes
Günther Heydemann
Otto Ites
Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat
Reinhard Suhren
Erich Topp

Brandenburg was the name given to a wolfpack of German U-boats that operated during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic in 1941 from 15 September 1941 to 2 October 1941[1]

Brandenburg

The group was responsible for sinking 10 merchant ships (54,593 gross register tons (GRT)) and 1 warship (925 tons).

Raiding History

Date U-boat Name of ship Nationality Tons Convoy Fate
15 September 1941 U-94 Empire Eland  United Kingdom 5,613 ON-14 Sunk
15 September 1941 U-94 Newbury  United Kingdom 5,102 ON-14 Sunk
15 September 1941 U-94 Pegasus  Greece 5,762 ON-14 Sunk
19 September 1941 U-372 Baron Pentland  United Kingdom 3,410 SC-42 Sunk
19 September 1941 U-74 HMCS Lévis  Royal Canadian Navy 925 SC-44 Sunk
20 September 1941 U-552 Barbro  Norway 6,325 SC-44 Sunk
20 September 1941 U-74 Empire Burton  United Kingdom 6,966 SC-44 Sunk
20 September 1941 U-552 Pink Star  Panama 4,150 SC-44 Sunk
20 September 1941 U-552 T. J. Williams  United Kingdom 8,212 SC-44 Sunk
22 September 1941 U-562 Erna III  United Kingdom 1,590 ON-16 Sunk
2 October 1941 U-562 Empire Wave  United Kingdom 7,463 ON-19 Sunk

U-boats

U-boat Commander From To
U-69 Wilhelm Zahn[2] 15 September 1941 24 September 1941
U-74 Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat[3] 15 September 1941 20 September 1941
U-94 Otto Ites[4] 15 September 1941 29 September 1941
U-372 Heinz-Joachim Neumann[5] 15 September 1941 1 October 1941
U-373 Paul-Karl Loeser[6] 15 September 1941 24 September 1941
U-431 Wilhelm Dommes[7] 15 September 1941 1 October 1941
U-552 Erich Topp [8] 15 September 1941 26 September 1941
U-562 Horst Hamm[9] 15 September 1941 2 October 1941
U-564 Reinhard Suhren[10] 16 September 1941 19 September 1941
U-572 Heinz Hirsacker[11] 15 September 1941 1 October 1941
U-575 Günther Heydemann[12] 15 September 1941 26 September 1941

References

  1. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Wolfpack Brandenburg". http://www.uboat.net/ops/wolfpacks/25.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Wilhelm Zahn". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/1385.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  3. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat (Knight’s Cross)". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/kentrat.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  4. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Otto Ites (Knight’s Cross)". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/ites.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  5. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heinz-Joachim Neumann". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/873.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  6. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Paul-Karl Loeser". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/744.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  7. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Wilhelm Dommes (Knight’s Cross)". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/dommes.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  8. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Erich Topp (Knight’s Cross)". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/topp.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  9. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Horst Hamm". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/404.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  10. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Reinhard Suhren (Knight’s Cross)". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/suhren.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  11. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heinz Hirsacker". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/495.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  12. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Günther Heydemann (Knight’s Cross)". http://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/heydemann.html. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 


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