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Patrol info for U-589

Date lookup for 1 Apr 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Mar 1942Kirkenes2 Apr 1942Kirkenes10 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Horrer

U-589's position on 1 Apr 1942

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-589 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Eiswolf (28 Mar 1942 - 31 Mar 1942)

Ships hit by U-589 on this date

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Attacks on U-589 during this patrol

1 Apr 1942
At 18.40 hrs U-589 fired four G7a torpedoes at HMS Niger, which was searching for the missing HMS Sulla from PQ 13 off Kola Inlet. The minesweeper took evasive action after three torpedo tracks were seen by lookouts in the calm sea and then dropped five depth charges in two runs after following down the tracks. No damage (Sources: Ritschel/ADM 199-1782)

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