U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-591

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
17 Feb 1943Brest7 Apr 1943St. Nazaire50 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 50 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-591 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Sturmbock (21 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943)
   Wildfang (26 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
   Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-591 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
7 Mar 1943U-591Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche Empire Impala6,116brSC-121A
8 Mar 1943U-591Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche Vojvoda Putnik5,879yuSC-121B

2 ships sunk (11,995 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


3 Apr 1943. U-591 encountered a British Seawolf class submarine in the North Atlantic, but neither boat attacked.

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Attacks on U-591 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-591 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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