U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-561

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Nov 1941Lorient26 Nov 1941Brest26 days


Officers *

Oblt. Robert Bartels

Oblt. Johann Spindlegger

Oblt. Heinz Schomburg
Cdr sea training

Oblt. Hans Geissler

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-561

We have daily positions for all 26 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-561 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 Nov 1941U-561Robert Bartels Meridian5,592paSC-53A
14 Nov 1941U-561Robert Bartels Crusader2,939paSC-53B

2 ships sunk (8,531 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-561 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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