U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-541

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Aug 1944Lorient11 Nov 1944Flensburg98 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Kurt Petersen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-541

We have 94 daily positions for the 98 days U-541 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-541 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
3 Sep 1944U-541Kurt Petersen Livingston2,140brA

1 ship sunk (2,140 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-541 during this patrol

8 Sep 1944
The boat was preparing a surface torpedo attack in the Gulf of St. Lawrence when HMCS Norsyd (K 520) sighted her and opened fire. U-541 dived and was then hunted for the next two days by four frigates, a minesweeper and aircraft of the RCAF, but managed to evade the pursuers. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 623)

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