U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-576

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 Mar 1942St. Nazaire16 May 1942St. Nazaire49 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Dieter Heinicke

Oblt. Rolf Manke

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-576

We have daily positions for all 49 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-576 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
21 Apr 1942U-576Hans-Dieter Heinicke Pipestone County5,102amA
30 Apr 1942U-576Hans-Dieter Heinicke Taborfjell1,339nwB

2 ships sunk (6,441 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


21 Apr 1942. U-576 gave provisions to survivors after sinking the American merchant ship Pipestone County off the coast of Virginia, USA.

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Attacks on U-576 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-576 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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