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Patrol info for U-561

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Apr 1942Pola5 May 1942Pola32 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Robert Bartels

Oblt. Heinz Schomburg

Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Reese

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

We have daily positions for all 32 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-561 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
14 May 1942U-561Robert Bartels Fred (d.) [Mine]4,043grA
14 May 1942U-561Robert Bartels Hav (t.) [Mine]5,062nwB
14 May 1942U-561Robert Bartels Mount Olympus [Mine]6,692grC

2 ships sunk (11,754 tons) and 1 ship damaged (4,043 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-561 during this patrol

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-561 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

14 Apr 194223h1702h19CP 8155Port Said, Egypt12 TMB + 8 TMC

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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