Nummer: 20004b


Area : Arctic Ocean
Date of attack : 13.09.1942
Time of attack : 09:57
Nationality of U-boat : German
U-boat : U 408
Commander : Hymmen
Grid : AB 2569
presumed target type : Steam Freighter
presumed result : damaged
Number of torpedoes/mines : -
Used weapon(s) : Torpedo(es)
Convoy : PQ.18
Nationality of target : Soviet
Actual type of target : Steam Freighter
Name of target : Stalingrad
Year of launch : 1931
Actual tonnage : 3559 BRT
Actual result : sunk
Footnote : U-408 observed a hit after 5:27 min with a fire column and a boiler explosion, and one hit, which was not intended, on a second ship behind.
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Convoy : PQ.18
Route of convoy : Iceland - Russia
Remark to convoy : Sep 1941 to Dec 1942, then JW (counter traffic = QP)
updated on: 22.05.2014
Remark: Reihenfolge
Changes: 1) Igor (FMA): U 408 feuerte seinen Fächer auf 1 Schiff mit 7000 BRT und mit 4 Masten. STALINGRAD war relativ klein, nur 2500 BRT mit 2 Masten. Wahrscheinlich hat U 408 auf OLIVER ELLSWORTH gefeuert.
1) Kolbicz (uboat.net): "Oliver Ellsworth ... had to steer hard left to avoid the torpedoed ship."