3 Feb 1942

France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 arrived in Lorient, France after her first patrol where she circumnavigated the British Isles while engaging no ships and was subjected to no attacks. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
11 Feb 1942

France
7 Jun 1942

France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 departed Lorient, France on her third patrol to the Caribbean Sea. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
25 Aug 1942

France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 arrived at Lorient, France after her third patrol. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
6 Sep 1942

France
  • Kapitänleutnant Loewe was relieved of command of the German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 in Lorient, France and Kapitänleutnant Peter Zschech took command. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
4 Oct 1942

France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 departed at Lorient, France on her fourth patrol to the northern coast of South America. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
11 Dec 1942

France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 arrived at Lorient, France from her fourth patrol with the distinction of being the “most heavily damaged U-boat to successfully return to port.”. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
1 Jul 1943

France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 departed Lorient, France for her fifth patrol after six months in port for repairs. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
14 Jul 1943

France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 arrived at Lorient, France after only 13 days due to damage from an attack by three British destroyers. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
9 Oct 1943

France
  • After ten months in port, German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 departed Lorient, France for her tenth Atlantic patrol seeking to break her run of bad luck and bad morale. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
7 Nov 1943

France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 arrived at Lorient, France with damage from an attack by British destroyers. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
8 Nov 1943

France
  • Oberleutnant zur See Harald Lange assumed command of German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 at Lorient, France. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
25 Dec 1943

France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 departed Lorient, France for her eleventh patrol as part of wolfpack "Hela". ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
2 Jan 1944

France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 again returned early to Lorient, France after rescuing 33 crew members from the German torpedo boat T25 sunk on 28 Dec 1943 by British cruisers in the Bay of Biscay. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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