U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-575

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
16 Sep 1942St. Nazaire8 Nov 1942Lorient54 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Heydemann

Oblt. Joachim Franze

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

We have 52 daily positions for the 54 days U-575 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-575 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 27 Sep 1942)
   Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 6 Oct 1942)
   Panther (6 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1942)
   Puma (16 Oct 1942 - 22 Oct 1942)

Ships hit by U-575 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
29 Oct 1942U-575Günther Heydemann Abosso11,330brA

1 ship sunk (11,330 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

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Attacks on U-575 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-575 duing this patrol.

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Men lost from U-boats

5 Oct 1942
A man was lost overboard. [Oberbootsmaat Herbert Bühler]

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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