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Patrol info for U-591

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Dec 1942Bergen12 Jan 1943Brest43 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche

Ltn. Joachim Sauerbier

Werner Krüer

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-591

We have daily positions for all 43 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-591 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Ungestüm (11 Dec 1942 - 30 Dec 1942)

Ships hit by U-591 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
21 Dec 1942U-591Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche Montreal City3,066brON-152A
28 Dec 1942U-591Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche Norse King (d.)5,701nwONS-154B
29 Dec 1942U-591Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche Zarian4,871brONS-154C

2 ships sunk (7,937 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,701 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-591 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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