German supply ship "BRAKE"
On June 30th. 1943 U-188 left Lorient with a full crew and 22 torpedoes. On13th. July the German supply vessel U-487 was sunk by the US Navy. As a result U-188 was ordered to proceed to Rendezvous with U155 South of the Azores in order to obtain sufficient fuel and supplies to round the Cape of Good Hope and rendezvous with the German supply ship "BRAKE" south east of Madagascar.