U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-591

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 May 1943St. Nazaire17 May 1943St. Nazaire6 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche

Ltn. Joachim Sauerbier

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

We have daily positions for all 6 days on this patrol.

Departure from St. Nazaire on 12 May 1943.
13 May 1943 - 14 May 1943 - 15 May 1943 - 16 May 1943 -
Arrival at St. Nazaire on 17 May 1943.

Ships hit by U-591 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-591 during this patrol

15 May 1943
12.36 hrs, west of the Bay of Biscay: the boat was strafed and bombed by a British Whitley bomber (RAF Sqdn 10 OTU/M, pilot F/Sgt G.W. Brookes). The boat was not damaged, but the commander, Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche, and one of the crew were wounded by gunfire, forcing the boat to return to base. (Sources: Norman Franks)

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