Wolf pack Kreuzotter

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Wolf pack Kreuzotter (Common Viper) was a wolfpack of German U-boats that operated during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic.[1]

Composition[edit]

It comprised 13 U-boats and operated from 8 Nov 1942 to 24 Nov 1942. They sank 5 merchant ships, for a total of 37,367 gross register tons (GRT), and one Royal Norwegian Navy corvette.[citation needed]

U-boats, Commanders and Dates[edit]

U-boat Commander From To Vessel Attacked Flag Notes
U-84 Horst Uphoff 9 Nov 1942 19 Nov 1942
U-184 Günther Dangschat 15 Nov 1942 21 Nov 1942 Widestone  United Kingdom Convoy ON 144: Sunk 17 Nov, then U-184 lost with all hands 21 Nov
U-224 Hans-Karl Kosbadt 8 Nov 1942 18 Nov 1942 Buchanan  Panama Sunk 12 Nov
U-262 Heinz Franke 15 Nov 1942 22 Nov 1942 HNoMS Montbretia (K208)  Royal Norwegian Navy Convoy ON 144 Sunk 18 Nov
U-264 Hartwig Looks 15 Nov 1942 20 Nov 1942 Mount Taurus  Greece Convoy ON 144 Sunk 17 Nov
U-383 Horst Kremser 8 Nov 1942 18 Nov 1942
U-454 Burckhard Hackländer 9 Nov 1942 18 Nov 1942
U-521 Klaus Bargsten 8 Nov 1942 21 Nov 1942
U-522 Herbert Schneider 8 Nov 1942 22 Nov 1942 Yaka  United States Convoy ON 144 Sunk 18 Nov
U-606 Hans-Heinrich Döhler 8 Nov 1942 24 Nov 1942
U-611 Nikolaus von Jacobs 17 Nov 1942 22 Nov 1942
U-624 Ulrich Graf
von Soden-Fraunhofen
8 Nov 1942 24 Nov 1942 Parismina  United States Convoy ON 144 Sunk 18 Nov
President Sergent  United Kingdom Convoy ON 144 Sunk 18 Nov
Yaka  United States Convoy ON 144 Damaged 18 Nov
U-753 Alfred Manhardt
von Mannstein
8 Nov 1942 24 Nov 1942

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