U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-533

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
15 Apr 1943Kiel24 May 1943Lorient40 days


Officers *

Oblt. Helmut Hennig

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-533 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-533

We have 38 daily positions for the 40 days U-533 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-533 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Star (27 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)

Ships hit by U-533 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-533 during this patrol

25 Apr 1943
The boat was attacked by an American PBY-5A Catalina of VP-84/P-5. Three of U-533´s gun crew were injured by .30 cal. gunfire. (Bootsmaat Buttkus, Matrosengefreiter Ludwig and Matrosengefreiter Fekken). All recovered from their wounds to return to active service. Buttkus and Ludwig both perished when U-533 was sunk in October 1943.

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