WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-561

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Please note that in the table below you can find a 'Map' column. This helps to find that particular attack on the map below.

Date Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
28 Jul 1941Robert Bartels Wrotham1,884brOG-69A
11 Nov 1941Robert Bartels Meridian5,592paSC-53B
14 Nov 1941Robert Bartels Crusader2,939paSC-53C
14 May 1942Robert Bartels Fred (d.) [Mine]4,043grD
14 May 1942Robert Bartels Hav (t.) [Mine]5,062nwE
14 May 1942Robert Bartels Mount Olympus [Mine]6,692grF
24 Sep 1942Heinz Schomburg Sphinx39agG

6 ships sunk (22,208 tons) and 1 ship damaged (4,043 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

In some cases the exact positions of losses are not known, those are not shown.
In other cases the posititions are too close and the markers overlap, not much we can do about that.

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