U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-575

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Nov 1941St. Nazaire17 Dec 1941St. Nazaire39 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Heydemann

Ltn. Kurt Böhme

Peter-Arthur Stahl

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-575

We have daily positions for all 39 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-575 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Steuben (14 Nov 1941 - 2 Dec 1941)

Ships hit by U-575 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


12 Dec 1941. U-575 received aid at Vigo, Spain between 21.30hrs to 02.00hrs.

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Attacks on U-575 during this patrol

9 Dec 1941
While inbound to refuel at Vigo, Spain the boat was located and depth charged. On arriving at Vigo two days later the damage was found to be so severe that the boat returned to France instead of proceeding to the Mediterranean. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 402)

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